On Thursday, the MLB world was hit with some sad news when it was revealed that Hall-of-Famer Gaylord Perry had passed away at the age of 84.
The right-hander pitched from 1962-1983 and spent most of his career with the San Francisco Giants before a four-year stint with the Cleveland Guardians, then the Indians.
Perry also pitched a few seasons with the Texas Rangers and San Diego Padres before brief stops with the New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Seattle Mariners, and Kansas City Royals.
On Twitter, the Guardians posted a touching farewell to the Hall-of-Famer, who was a two-time All-Star and a Cy Young during his four years with the team.
We are saddened to share the news of the passing of Hall of Fame pitcher Gaylord Perry, who passed away this morning in Gaffney, SC.
Gaylord was a two-time All-Star (1972 and 1974) and Cy Young Award winner (1972) during his time with Cleveland.
He was 84 years old. pic.twitter.com/F3RSYkDNpO
— Cleveland Guardians (@CleGuardians) December 1, 2022
Guardians Remember Gaylord Perry
The baseball world lost a legend yesterday.
For his career, Perry had a WAR of 90 and won 314 games, while posting a lifetime 3.11 ERA.
Best known for pioneering the “spitball,” Perry won two Cy Young Awards and earned five All-Star nods.
The legendary right-hander was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991.
While with the Guardians, Perry won 70 games and posted a stellar 2.71 ERA in 134 appearances and 133 starts.
The Guardians never had a winning season during Perry’s tenure with the team, with their best season coming in 1975, when they finished with a 79-80 record.
During that season, Cleveland traded the right-hander to the Rangers.
Perry was a legend on the mound and was feared by hitters.
The right-hander’s career was nothing short of legendary.
He will be remembered fondly for his accomplishments and will be missed all around the game of baseball.
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