Gaylord Perry Speaker Profile
Hall Of Fame Pitcher for the San Francisco Giants
Gaylord Perry Biography
MLB legend, Gaylord Perry was born September 15, 1938 inWilliamston, North Carolina and is a former Major League Baseball right-handedpitcher. He pitched from 1962-1983 for eight different teams in his career.During a 22-year baseball career, Perry compiled 314 wins, 3,534 strikeouts,and a 3.11 earned run average. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in1991.
Perry, a five-time All-Star, was the first pitcher to winthe Cy Young Award in each league, winning it in the American League in 1972with the Cleveland Indians and in the National League in 1978 with the SanDiego Padres. He is also distinguished, along with his brother Jim, for beingthe second-winningest brother combination in baseball history-second only tothe knuckleballing Niekro brothers, Phil and Joe. While pitching for theSeattle Mariners in 1982, Perry became the fifteenth member of the 300 winclub.
Despite Perry's notoriety for doctoring baseballs (i.e.throwing a spitball), and perhaps even more so for making batters think he wasthrowing them on a regular basis - he even went so far as to title his 1974 autobiographyMe and the Spitter - he was not ejected for the illegal practice until August23, 1982, in his 21st season in the majors.
Like most pitchers, Perry was not renowned for his hittingability, and in his sophomore season of 1963, his manager Alvin Dark is said tohave joked, "They'll put a man on the moon before he hits a homerun." There are other variants on the story, but either way, on July 20,1969, just an hour after the Apollo 11 spacecraft carrying Neil Armstrong andBuzz Aldrin landed on the moon, Perry hit the first home run of his career.
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Posted on 7 February 2016 | 7:10 pm
This past Wednesday, Gaylord Perry made an appearance at the 24th annual West Texas Sports Banquet and memorabilia auction. Perry mostly focused the art of pitching and what made him so successful. The event has become a centerpiece of the Midland Rockhounds and a great way for them to give back to the community. Along with the auction and speakers, the banquet will also feature awards...[Read More]
Posted on 2 December 2013 | 7:06 pm
Hall of Fame pitcher Gaylord Perry was recently named the featured speaker at Oral Roberts University's annual Diamond Dinner on Friday, Jan. 31 at the Marriott Southern Hills. A silent auction begins at 6 pm, with dinner and the evening’s program beginning at 6:30. Perry pitched from 1962-1983 for eight different teams in his career. During a 22-year baseball career, Perry...[Read More]
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