BASEBALL

Former San Francisco Giants pitcher Gaylord Perry dies at 84

Dec 1, 2022, 12:54 PM
Gaylord Perry throws out the first pitcher before the spring training game between the San Francisc...
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - MARCH 27: Gaylord Perry throws out the first pitcher before the spring training game between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Scottsdale Stadium on March 27, 2012 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Former San Francisco Giants pitcher Gaylord Perry has died. He was 84 years old.

Perry pitched for the Giants from 1962 through 1971. During that time, he went 134-109 with a 2.96 ERA. In franchise history, Perry ranks second in wins, ERA, complete games, shutouts and innings pitched (2,294.2). He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991 and the organization retired his number 36 in 2005.

Former teammates Willie Mays and Orlando Cepeda expressed their sadness and condolences at the loss of their friend.

“I am very saddened to hear about Gaylord’s passing. He was a wonderful teammate with a great sense of humor,” Giants Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda said in the team’s statement. “He had a great personality and was my baseball brother. In all my years in baseball, I never saw a right-handed hurler have such a presence on the field and in the clubhouse. He threw excellent pitches and provided the batter with another thing to think about as the pitch swept toward the plate. My deepest condolences to his wife Deborah, and the entire Perry Family.”

Gaylord Perry would go on to play 12 more seasons, with stops in Cleveland, Texas, San Diego, Atlanta and Seattle. We was a five-time MLB All-Star, two-time Cy Young Award winner and the first pitcher to with the Cy Young Award in both the American League and National League.

Newsletter

Baseball

Nicky Lopez #8 of the Kansas City Royals is tagged out at home plate by Roberto Perez #55 of the Cl...
Joseph Jarosz

Report: Giants agree to contract with catcher Roberto Pérez

According to a report over the weekend by Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com, veteran catcher Roberto Pérez and the Giants have reached an agreement.
2 days ago
Johnny Doskow...
Joseph Jarosz

Oakland A’s add Sacramento River Cats announcer to broadcasting team

The Oakland A's announced Friday that longtime River Cats announcer Johnny Doskow is joining their broadcast team in Oakland.
5 days ago
Cole Irvin #19 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Los Angeles Angels during the second in...
Joseph Jarosz

Oakland A’s acquire infielder Darell Hernaiz from the Baltimore Orioles for two pitchers

The Oakland the A's traded pitchers Cole Irvin and Kyle Virbitsky to the Baltimore Orioles for minor league infielder Darell Hernaiz.
6 days ago
Jesus Aguilar #99 of the Baltimore Orioles records the last out of a triple play on Bo Bichette #11...
Joseph Jarosz

Report: Oakland A’s agree to 1-year contract with Jesús Aguilar

According to MLB.com's Mark Feinsand, the Oakland A's and first baseman Jesús Aguilar have agreed to a one-year deal.
7 days ago
Sal Bando #6 of the Oakland Athletics is safe at second as Ron Cey #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers t...
Joseph Jarosz

Former Oakland A’s World Series champion Sal Bando dies at 78

Three-time Oakland A's World Series champion Sal Bando passed away over the weekend. He was 78 years old. He played 3rd base for the A's.
10 days ago
Nick Allen #2 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates after scoring a run in the ninth inning against t...
Joseph Jarosz

Oakland Athletics announce dates for giveaway items, fireworks and drone shows

The Oakland Athletics kick off their season against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, March 30, with fans receiving a free schedule.
12 days ago
Former San Francisco Giants pitcher Gaylord Perry dies at 84