Friday, February 13, 2015

THEN AND NOW #31: JIM PERRY 1975

Here's a "Then and Now Super Veteran" card for former pitcher and Cy Young Award winner Jim Perry:


As I've mentioned a few times over on this blog by now, Perry was winding down a very nice 17-year career by 1975, appearing in 23 games split between the Cleveland Indians and Oakland A's, posting a 4-10 record with a 5.38 earned run average.
Making his Major League debut in 1959, he was runner-up in Rookie of the Year voting, and went on to win a Cy Young Award in 1970 while a member of the Minnesota Twins.
All told he posted a career 215-174 record with a 3.45 E.R.A., 32 shutouts and 1576 strikeouts over 630 games, 447 of which were starts.
Now imagine all of that and NOT even being the best pro baseball player in the family!
What a brother-combo he and Gaylord made huh?!

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