In the past two weeks we covered families that baseball is the family business, Two weeks ago it was the Alous, last week it was the Niekros. This week it Jim and Gaylord Perry.
Perry was a three-time All-Star and won the 1970 AL Cy Young Award, when he posted a record of 24-12. Jim and Gaylord Perry are the only brothers in Major League history to win Cy Young Awards. He also won 20 games in 1969, and won at least 17 games five times. As a batter, Perry was a switch-hitter and posted a respectable .199 batting average in his career. On July 3, 1973, brothers Gaylord Perry (Indians) and Jim Perry (Tigers) pitched against each other for the only regular season game in their careers. Neither finished the game, but Gaylord was charged with the 5–4 loss. Two Norm Cash home runs helped Detroit.
Normally there is a video highlighting the player’s career …I was unable to get one for Jim Perry ‘s career. However the following video is Jim Perry being honored and have a stadium named after him.
Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday spotlights Jim Perry.
|April 23, 1959, for the Cleveland Indians|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 5, 1975, for the Oakland Athletics|
|Earned run average||3.45|
|Career highlights and awards|