Gaylord Perry, the Hall of Fame pitcher and five-time All-Star, passed away earlier today. He was 84 years old. Read on to learn how did Gaylord Perry die, what happened to the baseball legend, and what was the cause of his death.
Perry had won 2 Cy Young Awards. He entered the Hall of Fame in 1991 after 314 wins. The baseball world is mourning the loss of the legend who carried an incredible record after playing for a total of eight teams.
Who was Gaylord Perry?
Gaylord Jackson Perry was an American professional baseball player born on September 15, 1938, in Williamston, North Carolina. He played in MLB (Major League Baseball) as a right-handed pitcher for eight different teams.
Perry played for the Indians, Padres, Giants, Rangers, Mariners, Royals, Braves, and Yankees between 1962 and 1983. He managed to get 314 wins, 3,534 strikeouts, and a 3.11 earned run average in his 22-year-long career.
Perry was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991 with a 77.2% vote. He also won two Cy Young awards. The first one came in 1972 when he pitched for the then-Cleveland Indians while the second one was awarded in 1978 when he pitched for the San Diego Padres.
After retiring from playing professional baseball, Perry turned to coach roles. He founded the baseball program at Limestone College in Gaffney and remained as a coach there for the first three years.
How did Gaylord Perry die?
Baseball legend Gaylord Perry died on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at his home in Gaffney, South Carolina. According to the Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler, Perry passed away of natural causes at around 5 AM local time.
The news of Gaylord Perry’s death soon got viral and the baseball world started mourning the loss of the legend. Fans, players, and other people are remembering him as an incredible playmaker with extraordinary skills.
Perry was the master of the spitball and other techniques that helped him gain an advantage over the batters. His legendary career stats are a result of his proficiency on the field.
What was the cause of Gaylord Perry’s death
Gaylord Perry, the widely celebrated baseball legend, died of natural causes as confirmed by the Cherokee County Coroner. He was 84 years old at the time of his death. Perry’s old age was among the factors leading to his demise.
In the past few years, Perry’s health was deteriorating and his age took a toll on him. Unfortunately, the legendary pitcher passed away earlier today at his home. As per some reports, he died in his sleep peacefully.
Tributes Flood on Social Media for Gaylord Perry
Following his passing earlier today, the baseball world is paying tribute to its legend Gaylord Perry. The tributes started when the MLB Network announced the death of the former pitcher
Soon, a number of former as well as current players, administrators, and fans joined in to pay respect to the late baseball player.
The funeral arrangements of Gaylord Perry are pending at this time. We are waiting for his family to share the schedule for his last rites. We will update them here as soon as they are available.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones. May God let the departed soul rest in peace.