Tuesday, August 19, 2014

"HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 1970'S" #33: THE PERRY BROTHERS AT THE TOP OF THEIR GAME

I have always been impressed when members of the same family make it to the big leagues.
That being said, I am incredibly impressed when those family members BOTH succeed on an all-star level.
In 1970 brothers Jim and Gaylord Perry both led their respective leagues in wins, and that is about as cool as it gets for me...
So I wanted to celebrate that feat with a "highlight" card in the 1971 set.
Check out my design:


Jim Perry even took home the Cy Young Award for the American League that year, while brother Gaylord finished second in the National League behind Bob Gibson! 
Again, as cool as it gets!
Jim recorded 24 wins in his award winning season with the Minnesota Twins, while younger brother Gaylord won 23 for the San Francisco Giants.
Combined, the brothers ended up pitching for 39 years! And their win total was a staggering 529!
Just awesome!

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