Baseball Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry has died at age 84

Perry, a pitcher, was a two-time Cy Young award winner.

Published: December 1, 2022 11:04am

Updated: December 1, 2022 11:11am

Baseball Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry died Thursday. He was 84.

The two-time Cy Young Award pitcher died at his home in Gaffney, South Carolina, at about 5 a.m. Thursday of natural causes, according to the Associated Press.

The Cherokee County coroner did not provide the wire service with additional details.

Perry was a native of Williamston, North Carolina. He made history as the first player to win the Cy Young in the Major League Baseball's American and National leagues, with Cleveland in 1972, and San Diego in 1978, respectively, the wire service also reports.

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