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MLB Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry has passed away

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

MLB Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry has passed away. He was 84.

An official cause of death has not been determined yet. He passed away in Gaffney, South Carolina at around 5 am local time, according to Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler.

Death (Photo by Pixabay)

Fowler said that Perry died of natural causes.

“Gaylord Perry was a consistent workhorse and a memorable figure in his Hall of Fame career, highlighted by his 314 wins and 3,534 strikeouts in 22 years,” MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. “He will be remembered among the most accomplished San Francisco Giants ever, and through his time in Cleveland and San Diego, he became the first pitcher ever to win the Cy Young Award in both the American and National Leagues. The five-time 20-game winner pitched for eight different Clubs overall and remained a popular teammate and friend throughout his life.

“On behalf of Major League Baseball, I extend my deepest condolences to Gaylord’s family, friends and fans across our great game.”

Perry was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York in 1991. He was also a finalist in 1999 for the MLB All-Century team.

He had his No. 36 retired by the Giants in 2005.

Perry played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball. He played from 1962 through 1983.

He played for the San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, San Diego Padres, New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Seattle Mariners, and the Kansas City Royals.

Perry was a five-time All-Star. He also was a two-time Cy Young Award winner.

He threw a No-hitter on Sept. 17, 1968.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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