Win Expectancy, Run Expectancy, and Leverage Index calculations provided by Tom Tango of InsideTheBook.com, and co-author of The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. Whitey Ford had a great move to first base that many knew was illegal. In 1978, Perry was dealt to the Padres, where he went 21-6 to become the first pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in both leagues. (Voted by BBWAA on 342/443 ballots) in Williamston, NC (National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum), “I thought it was my duty to do that (finish every game he started) for my team and my family and myself,” Perry said. Every baseball fan knows what Perry contributed to the game. Whatever it took, you did it.”. References Berkow, Ira. In his 2000 Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract, the author ranked him as the 18th greatest pitcher in the history of the game. Perry edged the White Sox’s Wilbur Wood in the voting that year, earning nine first place votes to Wood’s seven. He and Pedro Martinez are the only two pitchers to win a Cy Young Award in each league. All Rights Reserved. Gaylord Jackson Perry (born September 15, 1938) is an American former professional baseball player. That summer, Perry notched a decision – a win, loss or save – in every game he pitched for the Cleveland Indians. The man who became famous for perhaps throwing the spitball – a notoriously difficult pitch to control – was in reality one of the top control pitchers of his generation. He played in Major League Baseball as a right-handed pitcher for eight different teams from 1962 to 1983. View Gaylord Perry's Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos). (Doug McWilliams/National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum), National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, 25 Main Street,Cooperstown, NY 13326Phone: 1-888-HALL-OF-FAME | 607-547-7200 | Fax: 607-547-0398. (Age 45-006d) Full-year historical Major League statistics provided by Pete Palmer and Gary Gillette of Hidden Game Sports. Website by Schilling/Sellmeyer. Gaylord Perry Biography at SABR Androstenedione Mark McGwire at Wikipedia Hall of Fame, @ScottMillerBbl breaks down how Tampa Bay continues meltdown as Houston rides comeback momentum. September 15, 1938 Incredibly, Perry was back on the mound just two days later – striking out 12 in 7.2 innings in a 4-2 win over Texas on May 2. Some defensive statistics Copyright © Baseball Info Solutions, 2010-2020. Children 6–15: $3 Or write about sports? Gaylord Perry worked his way into the New York Giants starting rotation in 1964. Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, This Month in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. All images are property the copyright holder and are displayed here for informational purposes only.