Gaylord Jackson Perry
Born: September 15, 1938, Williamston, North Carolina
San Francisco Giants (1962-1971), Cleveland Indians (1972-1975), Texas Rangers (1975-1977, 1980), San Diego Padres (1978-1979), New York Yankees (1980), Atlanta Braves (1981), Seattle Mariners (1982-1983), Kansas City Royals (1983)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1991
This Day in Baseball History
On May 25, 1935, Babe Ruth hits the final three home runs - numbers 712, 713 and 714 - of his brilliant career. Ruth, wrapping up his playing days with the Boston Braves, connects three times and adds a double in an 11-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ruth’s total of 714 career home runs will stand as the major league record until surpassed by Hank Aaron in 1974.