Monday, April 10, 2017

1975 "IN-ACTION"- GAYLORD PERRY

The next 1975 “In Action” card in my new thread is Indians ace Gaylord Perry, who was smack in the middle of a great run that would lead him right to Cooperstown:


Perry was coming off of his fourth 20-win season in 1975, already leading BOTH leagues in wins with 23 in 1970 and 24 in 1972.
A work-horse, he logged 300+ innings six out of seven seasons between 1969 and 1975, with a high of 344 in 1973.
He’d go on to win yet another Cy Young Award in 1978 at the age of 39, this time in the National League while with the San Diego Padres, and would go on to finish with 314 wins along with 3534 strikeouts, 53 shutouts and a nice 3,11 ERA over 777 games, 690 of which were starts.
The five-time all-star would finally find himself in the Hall of Fame in 1991 when he was named on 342 of 443 ballots, capping off an awesome 22-year career.

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