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Gaylord Perry from the Chronology
Jul 5, 2001 - Atlanta's Greg Maddux notches the 250th win of his career with a 9-5 decision over Philadelphia. Maddux will finish the season with 15 or more wins for the 14th year in a row one ahead of Gaylord Perry and one behind Cy Young.
Jun 24, 1996 - Ron Gant homers on the first pitch and the Cards go on to beat the Braves 9-2 ending John Smoltz's 14-game winning streak. Brian Jordan has 6 RBIs to stop Smoltz who was trying to match Gaylord Perry's 15 game streak in 1974. Smoltz 4-9 against the Cards has not beaten them since 1992.
Sep 28, 1993 - After 3 unsuccessful attempts Dennis Martinez of the Expos picks up his 100th NL victory defeating the Marlins 3-2. He becomes the 7th pitcher in history to win 100 games in each league joining Cy Young Nolan Ryan Gaylord Perry Ferguson Jenkins Jim Bunning. and Al Orth.
May 30, 1992 - By beating the Milwaukee Brewers 8-1 Scott Sanderson of the Yankees becomes the 9th pitcher to beat all 26 major league teams in his career. He joins Nolan Ryan Tommy John Don Sutton Mike Torrez Rick Wise Gaylord Perry Doyle Alexander and Rich Gossage as the only pitchers to accomplish the feat.
Jul 2, 1985 - Houston's Joe Niekro wins his 200th career game 3-2 over the Padres. Joe and Phil Niekro join Jim and Gaylord Perry as the only pitching brother combinations to win at least 200 games per pitcher.
Jul 27, 1983 - While picking up his first win as a member of the Royals Gaylord Perry joins Nolan Ryan and Steve Carlton as the 3rd pitcher this season to reach 3500 career strikeouts fanning 4 Indians in a 5-4 victory to raise his total to 3501.
Apr 5, 1983 - At Seattle the Mariners open with a 5-4 win over the Yankees. Gaylord Perry makes his 9th Opening Day start but the win goes to reliever Bryan Clark. Richie Zisk a Yankee Opening Day nemesis hits a two-run homer in Seattle's 4-run 3rd inning to chase Ron Guidry. New York chases Perry in the 6th with back-to back homers by Dave Winfield and Steve Kemp. Steve Henderson scores the winner in the 7th when he hits his 3rd single steals second takes 3rd on a grounder and scores on a sac fly.
Aug 23, 1982 - Seattle pitcher Gaylord Perry is ejected in the 7th inning of a 4-3 loss to the Red Sox for doctoring the baseball. It is the first time in his 20 ML seasons that the self-proclaimed spitball king has been bounced for that offense.
May 6, 1982 - At the Kingdome Gaylord Perry (3-2) becomes the 15th pitcher to win 300 career games beating the Yankees 7-3. Perry gives up 9 hits and 6 walks in beating Doyle Alexander and he is the first pitcher to reach the 300-win plateau since Early Wynn in 1963. Perry allegedly wears a different uniform each inning in order to sell them as memorabilia. The Yanks and Alexander lose more than the game: after giving up 5 runs in the 3rd Alexander enters the dugout and punches the wall breaking a knuckle and sidelining himself for 2 months.
May 3, 1980 - Rangers pitcher Ferguson Jenkins defeats the Orioles 3-2 to become only the 4th pitcher to win 100 games in each league. He won 149 games for the Phillies and Cubs before joining the AL in 1974. The other 3 pitchers are Bunning Gaylord Perry and Cy Young.
Sep 26, 1979 - Atlanta's Phil Niekro notches his 20th win of the season by beating his brother Joe the NL's only other 20-game winner in 1979 9-4. The Niekro brothers are the second pair (the other was Jim and Gaylord Perry) to win 20 games in the same year and Phil Niekro who finishes at 21-20 is the first pitcher since Wilbur Wood in 1973 to win and lose 20 games the same year and the first NL pitcher to do so since 1905.
May 20, 1979 - Houston moves to 1 1/2 games in back of the Reds with a doubleheader sweep of San Diego. In game 1 Terry Puhl hits a leadoff homer off Gaylord Perry for the only score in the game. Williams is the winner. Houston takes the nitecap 6-3.
Oct 25, 1978 - The Padres Gaylord Perry becomes the first pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in each league. Perry copped the NL honors with a 21-6 record and a 2.72 ERA. This is the 13th straight season that Perry has won 15 or more games second only to Cy Young's 15 straight 15+ seasons.
Jan 25, 1978 - The Padres trade P Dave Tomlin and an estimated $125000 in cash to the Rangers for aging P Gaylord Perry. Perry will win the NL Cy Young Award with San Diego in 1978. In March the Rangers will sell Tomlin back to the Reds for a 2nd tour of duty where he'll post a 9-1 record this year.
Jul 28, 1977 - Toronto peppers Gaylord Perry for 11 hits but the Texas hurler still shuts them out 3-0.
Sep 20, 1974 - The Yankees move into a tie with Baltimore in the AL East with a sweep of the Indians. The Yanks take the opener 5-4 when Bobby Murcer's 3rd hit a triple scores the winning run in the bottom of the 9th. Gaylord Perry takes his 20th loss. Larry Gura (5-0) wins the nitecap 3-0 on 6 hits.
Sep 15, 1974 - Cleveland's Gaylord Perry works hard for his 20th win beating Baltimore's Ross Grimsley 1-0. Perry will go 21-13 and is the last Indian pitcher this century to win 20.
Apr 17, 1974 - Cleveland's Gaylord Perry pitches 15 strong innings against Milwaukee and departs with the game tied 4–4. Perry is the last pitcher this century to pitch 15 innings in a game. Former Brewer Ken Sanders comes on and gives up a homerun in the 16th to the Brewer's Bobby Coluccio.
Apr 6, 1974 - The Yankees open their two-year stay at Shea Stadium before a crowd of 20744. 12-year-old Teddy Kennedy Jr. flanked by his father and Mayor Abe Beame tosses out the first ball. Missing from the ceremony is George Steinbrenner indicted two days ago for illegal campaign contributions. Greg Nettle's two-run homer in the 4th off the Indians Gaylord Perry opens the scoring and the Yanks score 4 more times to win 6-1. Charlie Spikes scores the only Cleveland run in the 9th following a triple off starter and winner Mel Stottlemyre. Perry who is warned once for an illegal pitch is the loser today but he will win his next 15 decisions.
May 26, 1973 - The White Sox and Cleveland game is suspended after 16 innings with the score at 2-2. Stan Bahnsen and Gaylord Perry each pitch the first 13 innings. The game will be completed on the 28th.
Apr 7, 1973 - Cleveland sets day-game and opening-game attendance records as 74‚420 fans watch the Indians beat the Tigers 2-1. Gaylord Perry is the winner over Mickey Lolich as Chris Chambliss and Mickey Stanley match homers.
Sep 9, 1972 - Gaylord Perry who twice won 20+ games with the Giants becomes the first pitcher in 48 years to win 20 in both leagues as he defeats the Red Sox 2-1 in 10 innings. Cleveland 3B Nettles homers with one out in the 10th off Gary Peters. The last hurler to win 20 in each league was Carl Mays who did it with the Yankees in 1921 and the Reds in 1924.
Nov 29, 1971 - In 3 blockbuster deals‚ the Cubs trade P Ken Holtzman to the A's for OF Rick Monday; the Giants trade P Gaylord Perry and SS Frank Duffy to the Indians for P Sam McDowell; and the Reds trade 1B Lee May‚ 2B Tommy Helms‚ and OF Jimmy Stewart to the Astros for 2B Joe Morgan‚ OF Cesar Geronimo‚ and P Jack Billingham. This trade‚ criticized in the Cincinnati press‚ is one of the best in Reds history‚ and puts the wheels on the big Red Machine‚ as future Hall of Famer Morgan will win 2 MVPs.
Sep 23, 1970 - The Dodgers knock out starter Gaylord Perry with 5 runs in 4 innings but the Giants come back to win 14-10. SF scores 9 in the 6th featuring a 2-run HR by Hart and a grand slam by Dietz. The Dodgers tie the game at 10-10 in the 8th but the Giants score 4 in the 9th to clinch. Henderson belts a 3-run HR.
Sep 19, 1970 - The Giants Gaylord Perry retires the first 19 batters and settles for 3-hitter in beating the Padres 3-0. It is Perry's 4th straight shut out.
Aug 22, 1970 - Hal Lanier's 8th inning single is the only hit Ken Holtzman allows in the Cubs 15-0 mauling of the Giants. Gaylord Perry gives up 8 runs in 1 1/3 inning to seal the outcome for the Giants. Joe Pepitone and Billy Williams each have a double homer and score three runs.
Jul 8, 1970 - Jim Ray Hart ties a modern ML record with 6 RBIs in one inning (5th) with a 3-run homer and 3-run triple. The Giants score 11 in the frame. Hart also hits for the cycle as the Giants rout the Braves 13-0. Gaylord Perry is the easy winner posting SF's first shutout of the year. Perry will throw 4 more to lead the NL.
May 2, 1970 - During a 7-1 loss to the Giants the Phillies lose both of their catchers Tim McCarver and Mike Ryan with broken hands in the 6th inning. McCarver breaks his hitting when a 2-1 foul catches him. Ryan breaks his when McCovey spikes him while being tagged out at home in the bottom of the 6th. The two will miss a combined total of 197 games with both coming back in early September. Jim Hutto is hastily brought in to pinch hit and catch. The Phillies will call up the likes of Del Bates and Mike Compton and even use bullpen coach Doc Edwards who will bat .269 in 35 games. Gaylord Perry is the CG winner allowing a homer to Don Money. Willie McCovey has a double and homer for SF.
Jul 20, 1969 - San Francisco's Gaylord Perry connects for his first hit of the year and his first ML homer to beat the Dodgers 7-3. The victim of Perry's dinger is Claude Osteen. Last year Alvin Dark had remarked to sports writer Harry Jupiter about Perry's hitting "They'll put a man on the moon before he hits a home run." Perry's homer comes about 20 minutes after the club house receives word that Neil Armstrong has set foot on the moon.
Apr 15, 1969 - At Cincinnati the Reds and Giants battle for 12 innings before the Reds win 11-10. The game is 5-5 at the end of 8 innings and teams score 3 in the 9th and 2 runs in the 10th. Johnny Bench's bases-loaded single off Gaylord Perry ends it in the 12th.
Sep 29, 1968 - In a 3-0 loss to the Giants the Reds Pete Rose goes 1-for-3 to take his first NL batting title with a .335 average. Rose was 5-for-5 yesterday against Gaylord Perry. Matty Alou goes 0-for-4 to finish at .332.
Sep 1, 1967 - Cincinnati's Bob Lee walks Dick Groat with the bases loaded in the 21st inning to give the Giants a 1-0 victory at Crosley Field. Twenty scoreless innings tie the ML mark set by the Pirates and the Braves on August 1 1918 a game Pittsburgh also won in the 21st 2-0. Gaylord Perry with 9 one-run losses during the season pitches the first 16 innings of shutout ball with Frank Linzy going the last 5. Mel Queen tosses 9 1/3 inning for the Reds.
Oct 2, 1966 - With the Pirates ahead of the Giants by 2 runs at the end of 8 innings ex-Buc Ozzie Virgil ties the score with his last major league hit a pinch single. The Giants bullpen holds and Willie McCovey's monster (estimated at 500 feet) pinch homer in the 11th wins it 7-4. The Giants use every player except Gaylord Perry held out in case he is needed to pitch against the Reds. With the Dodgers winning the Giants finish 1 1?2 behind and a San Francisco rainout will not need to be rescheduled. Matty Alou of the Pirates ends the season with a .342 average to lead the NL but drives in just 27 runs. This is a record low for a batting leader.
Jul 22, 1966 - Gaylord Perry sets a San Francisco record with 15 strikeouts and beats the Phillies 4-1. Clay Dalrymple's one-out 8th-inning single is the first hit against Perry. The Giants (57-39 .594) are two percentage points behind the first-place Pirates (56-38 .596).
Sep 29, 1965 - In a pitcher's duel between 2 future Hall of Famers Bob Gibson aids his cause by smacking a grand slam off Gaylord Perry in the 8th inning to lift the Cards to a 8-6 win over the Giants. It is Gibson's 5th HR of the year and the 1st of 2 career slams he'll hit. The Giants scored all their runs in the 9th inning.
May 31, 1964 - At New York the Mets and Giants square off in a Memorial Day doubleheader that starts at 1 p.m. and doesn't conclude until 11:25 p.m. After Juan Marichal's 5-3 first-game win San Francisco holds a 6-1 lead in the 2nd until New York rallies for 5 to tie in the 7th. The big blow is Joe Christopher's 3-run homer that bounces off Mays' glove over the fence. Eventually with 2 out in the 23rd pinch hitter Del Crandall delivers a run-scoring double off Galen Cisco and the Giants prevail 8-6 after 7 hours and 22 minutes-a record. Crandall ended the first post midnight game ever played in the N.L. while catching for the Boston Braves in 1949. Gaylord Perry pitches 10 scoreless innings to get credit for the win. Thirty-two innings and an elapsed time of 9 hours and 50 minutes are doubleheader records as are 47 strikeouts. New York's 22 K's in the 2nd game are the most by one club in an overtime contest.
Sep 24, 1924 - Carl Mays wins his 20th for the Reds 9-6 over the hosts Phils becoming the first pitcher to win 20 for 3 different teams in his career. Grover Cleveland "Pete" Alexander's 21 wins for the Cards in 1927 will make him the 2nd; Gaylord Perry will be 3rd in 1978.