Perry, Gaylord

Gaylord Jackson Perry
Born: September 15, 1938, Williamston, North Carolina
Played For: 
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

Gaylord Perry achieved two of pitching's most magical milestones with 314 wins and 3,534 strikeouts. Distracting and frustrating hitters through an array of rituals on the mound, he was a 20-game winner five times and posted a 3.10 lifetime ERA. With the Giants in 1968, Perry no-hit the Cardinals and starter Bob Gibson. An outstanding competitor, he won Cy Young Awards in 1972 with Cleveland and with San Diego in '78, becoming the first pitcher to win the award in both leagues.

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that Gaylord Perry won 15 straight games for the Cleveland Indians in 1974?
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