Saturday, December 20, 2014

MISSING IN ACTION-"IN ACTION" #19: 1972 GAYLORD PERRY

Let's go and give the eventual 1972 American League Cy Young winner an "In Action" card, Cleveland Indians pitcher Gaylord Perry:


Great shot of him pitching during his award-winning campaign.
During that season, his first in Cleveland, Perry was a monster!
All he did was win 24 games, post an earned run average of 1.92, complete 29 games en route to a staggering 342.2 innings of work, throw five shutouts and strike out 234 batters.
What a workhorse!
What is incredible is that Perry would have 40 decisions that season (24-16) in his 41 games, one of them in relief where he posted a save.
So the man came away with a decision in every single start he had that year! Awesome!
Future 300-game winner, future all-time strikeout king (for a little while anyway), and future Hall of Famer after being voted in in 1991.
Just an awesome pitcher during an awesome baseball era…

4 comments:

  1. Awesome -- without a doubt. I like the man so much that I have an autographed photo of him on the Indians in my kitchen!

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  2. ....all the way to the Hall of Fame. So much for the integrity of the game (says Pete Rose).

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  3. Great card and great player nonetheless. In fact Gio this one almost looks too good lol. Topps would have airbrushed out the wall or player behind GP and tinted the grass some unnatural color of green. Fantastic composition.

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