Over twenty-two spectacular seasons in the Majors between 1962 and 1983, Gaylord Perry was one of the greatest pitchers of his generation. He compiled 314 wins while striking out 3,534 batters during his career. Perry won twenty or more games five times, threw a no-hitter in 1968, and collected two Cy Young Awards in 1972 with the Cleveland Indians and again in 1978 with the San Diego Padres, becoming the first pitcher in Major League history to win the award in both leagues. The five-time all-star rounded off his incredible career with a lifetime ERA of 3.11 and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991. In 2005, Perry was honored by the San Francisco Giants, where he spent ten seasons, when they retired his number 36.
-Michael Rinehart Jr.
July 22, 2011