February 15, 1980

Gaylord Perry



Player most similar to | Phil Niekro
Pitches | 1. Spitball  2. Slider  3. Fastball  4. Curve  5. Forkball (developed 1970)  6. Change

Career statistics | 314-265, 3.11 ERA, 3,534 Ks, 5,350 IPs
Career year (1972) 24-16, 1.92 ERA, 234 Ks, 342.2 IPs

Teams | Giants (1962-71), Cleveland (72-75), Rangers (75-77), Padres (78-79), Rangers (80), Yankees (80), Atlanta (81), Mariners (82-83), Royals (83)

Acquired | Traded by the Rangers to the Padres for Dave Tomlin and $125,000 on Jan. 25, 1978.

Gone | Traded by the Padres with Tucker Ashford and Joe Carroll (minors) to the Rangers for Willie Montanez on Feb. 15, 1980.

Resume
• Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame (1991)
• Two Cy Young awards (1972, 78)
• First pitcher to win Cy Young Award in both leagues
• Top three in Cy Young Award voting (1970, 72, 78)
• Five-time All-Star (1966, 70, 72, 74, 79)
• Top 10 in MVP voting (1972, 78)
• No-hitter (Sept. 17, 1968: Giants 1, Cardinals 0)

League leader
• Wins (1970, 72, 78)
• Innings pitched (1969-70)
• Complete games (1972-73)
• Wild pitches (1973, 82)