» August 26, 1959: The Indians stretch their winning streak to eight games when Colavito snaps a 44 tie with an 8th inning home run. Jim Perry, in relief of Gary Bell, picks up the win, 54, over New York.
» November 18, 1959: OF Bob Allison of Washington is voted the American League Rookie of the Year. Cleveland's Jim Perry is a distant 2nd.
» July 23, 1960:
In an effort to distract Ted Williams during his at bats in the 6th and 8th innings, the Indians CF Jimmy Piersall goes into a war dance. Piersall gets tossed for his efforts and manager Joe Gordon is also ejected for arguing Jimmy's case. It is Piersall's 6th ejection of the season. Gordon had previously announced that any more ejections would cost Piersall $500 each, but he thinks today's thumbing is unwarranted and waives the fine. American League president Joe Cronin is less forgiving and fines Piersall $100. The Indians win, 42, behind Jim Perry's pitching and the first ML home run of Mike de la Hoz.
» May 14, 1961:
The Indians top the Orioles, 10, in 15 innings, scoring the lone run on a wild throw by 2B Jerry Adair. Jim Perry and Frank Funk combine on the shutout. The Tribe completes the sweep with a 64 win in the nitecap.
» September 10, 1961: The Yankees sweep the Indians, 76 and 93 , their 12th win in a row at home and the Indians 20th loss in a row at Yankee Stadium. Mickey Mantle gets number 53 in the nitecap, while Roger Maris, homerless, stays at 56. The official scorecard credits Mantle with two runs scored: it will be discovered in 1995 that one of the runs should go to Bill Skowron. In the 2nd game, Clete Boyer sends a Jim Perry pitch into the LF corner that hits the lower deck of the grand stand and bounces back into play. While home plate ump Joe Linsalata calls it a home run, the other two umps agree with Tribe CF Jimmy Piersall who contends the ball is in play. Boyer's home run trot is interrupted at 3B with a tag out. Piersall's contribution in Game One is fighting with a fan who climbed onto the field.
» May 10, 1962: Minnesota Lenny Green and Vic Power hit back-to-back home runs off Cleveland's Jim Perry to start the game, tying a ML record. Cleveland comes back to win 94. It'll be another nine years before two leadoff batters in the American League belt homers, and it will be Perry teeing up those as well.
» June 11, 1962: With the bases loaded in the 3rd against the Indians, Boston pitcher Earl Wilson is about to throw when Tito Francona, the runner on 1B, yells, "hold it, Earl." Wilson holds the ball, then stumbles off the mound, balking home the game's first run. The Indians plate nine more in the game to win, 100, behind Jim Perry. Willie Kirkland drives in five runs with a home run and double.
» July 18, 1962: Minnesota is the first 20th-century club to hit two grand slams in one inning when Bob Allison and Harmon Killebrew connect in a team-record, 11-run first inning, against Cleveland. Barry Latman and Jim Perry serve the grand gophers. The Twins coast home 143.
» May 2, 1963: The Twins trade P Jack Kralick to Cleveland for P Jim Perry.
» July 5, 1965:
Minnesota takes an AL lead it will not give up, as Dave Boswell and Jim Perry pitch the Twins to a 62 and 20 sweep of the Red Sox. The Sox win just one of 18 games with the Twins this year.
» July 29, 1967: At Fenway, the Twins and Red Sox split a doubleheader. Boston wins the opener, 63, with the decision going to John Wyatt. In the nitecap. Boomer Scott thrills the crowd with an inside-the-park homer, but Oliva, Killebrew, Allison (2), and Uhlaender all hit home runs for the Twins. Jim Perry wins, 103.
» June 22, 1969: An American League record-tying, three straight, 2-out home runs by Ted Kubiak, Reggie Jackson, and Sal Bando in the 3rd inning power a 73 Oakland victory over Minnesota in the first of two games. Bando also homers in the first to back Chuck Dobson's win over Jim Kaat. Katt gets a save in the nitecap as Jim Perry squeezes home Oliva with the winning run in the 13th. Twins win, 43.
» July 5, 1969: Minnesota regains the American League West lead behind the pitching of Jim Perry and a 131 rout of Oakland at Metropolitan Stadium.
» July 20, 1969:
Jim Perry does his brother one better by winning two games today in Minnesota's sweep of the Pilots. Playing two more innings to complete yesterday's suspended game, the Twins score four runs in the 18th to win, 117, then follow with a 40 win. Perry tosses 11 innings of shutout ball to win the pair. The loser in both games is John Gelnar. In the extra inning game, the two teams strand a major-league record 44 runners, with the Twins contributing 23. (The Mets and Cards will leave 45 runners on during a September 11, 1974 marathon.) The two wins means the Twins go into the All-Star break with a four game lead over the A's in the American League West.
» August 6, 1969:
Twins manager Billy Martin punches out his P Dave Boswell after a scuffle between Boswell and teammate Bob Allison. Boswell is hospitalized and requires 20 stitches. The Twins win today, 31, behind Jim Perry's 7th straight win.
» April 7, 1970:
OF Brant Alyea has seven RBIsa major-league record for opening dayon two homers and two singles, to back Jim Perry as the Twins win their opener, 120, against the White Sox. Alyea will have 21 RBI in his first 12 games; in Perry's first four starts Alyea will drive in 19 runs.
» July 26, 1970:
Boog Powell drives in six runs to lead the Orioles to an 111 win over the Twins. Boog hits a single and homer, both with the sacks full, and takes over the American League lead in ribbies with 86. Dave McNally loses his shut out on a homer by P Jim Perry.
» November 6, 1970: The Twins Jim Perry wins the American League Cy Young Award in a close race. Perry, who won 24 games during the season, receives 55 points to edge out Dave McNally (47), Sam McDowell (45), and Mike Cuellar (44).
» May 1, 1971: Against the Red Sox, starter Minnesota Jim Perry serves up home run balls to the first two batters, Luis Aparicio and Reggie Smith. This hasn't happened in the AL since 1962, when Perry was on the mound for Cleveland against the Twins. Perry shakes off his start to win, 73, collecting three hits and scoring three runs himself.
» July 3, 1973: Brothers Gaylord Perry (Indians) and Jim Perry (Tigers) pitch against each other for the only time in their careers. Neither finishes the game, but Gaylord is charged with the 54 loss. Two Norm Cash home runs help Detroit.
» March 19, 1974: In a 3-team deal involving the Indians, Tigers, and Yankees, P Jim Perry joins his pitching brother, Gaylord, in Cleveland. P Ed Farmer and OF No Neck Williams end up on the Yankees, while C Gerry Moses goes to the Motor City.
» May 20, 1975: The Indians trade pitchers Dick Bosman and Jim Perry to the A's for P Blue Moon Odom and cash.
» August 13, 1975: The A's release P Jim Perry and purchase OF Tommy Harper from the Angels.
» September 26, 1979: Atlanta's Phil Niekro notches his 20th win of the season by beating his brother Joe, the National League's only other 20-game winner in 1979, 94. The Niekro brothers are the second pair (the other was Jim Perry 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.
» July 2, 1985: Houston's Joe Niekro wins his 200th career game 32 over the Padres. Joe and Phil Niekro join Jim Perry and Gaylord Perry as the only pitching brother combinations to win at least 200 games per pitcher.
» June 1, 1987: Phil Niekro wins his 314th career game as Cleveland beats Detroit 96, moving the Niekro brothers (Phil and Joe Niekro) past Gaylord Perry and Jim Perry into first place on the all-time brothers' victory list. The Niekros have now combined for 530 career wins.