February 15, 1980

Gaylord Perry



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

How he was acquired | The Padres traded Dave Tomlin and $125,000 to the Rangers for Perry on Jan. 25, 1978.

How he left | The Padres traded Perry, Tucker Ashford and Joe Carroll to the Rangers for Willie Montanez on Feb. 15, 1980.

Pitches | 1. Spitball 2. Slider 3. Fastball 4. Curve 5. Forkball (developed 1970) 6. Change

Player most similar to | Phil Niekro

Career year [1972] 24-16, 1.92 ERA, 234 strikeouts and 82 walks in 342.2 innings, 29 complete games, five shutouts, 12 HBPs.

Resume |
Inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame [1991]
300th win [May 6, 1982: Mariners 7, Yankees 3]
Two Cy Young awards [1972, 78]
Top three in Cy Young Award voting [1970, 72, 78]
First pitcher to win Cy Young Award in both leagues
Top 10 in MVP voting [1972, 78]
Five-time All-Star [1966, 70, 972, 74, 79]

Led league in wins three times [1970, 72, 78]
Led league in innings pitched twice [1969-70]
Led league in complete games twice [1972-73]
Pitched no-hitter [Sept. 17, 1968: Giants 1, Cardinals 0]

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