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Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Jim Perry

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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.

Jim Perry pitched from 1959–1975 for four different teams. During a 17-year baseball career, Perry compiled 215 wins, 1,576 strikeouts, and a 3.45 earned run average.

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.

He is currently tied with Stan Coveleski for 84th on the all-time win list.

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.

MLB debut
April 23, 1959, for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
August 5, 1975, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
Win–Loss record 215–174
Earned run average 3.45
Strikeouts 1,576
Teams
Career highlights and awards
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