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 December 10, 1971, the California Angels engineer one of the best trades in franchise history, acquiring Nolan Ryan in a five-player deal that sends shortstop Jim Fregosi to the New York Mets. Ryan will go on to win 324 games and hurl a record seven no-hitters, three of them coming with the Angels.