MLB Hall Of Famer Gaylord Perry dies at Upstate home

Gaylord Perry pitching in a MLB Legends Game Photo credit USA Today Sports

A legendary former Major League Pitcher has died here in the Upstate. Hall Of Famer and two time Cy Young Winner Gaylord Perry died Thursday morning , at his home in Gaffney. Cherokee County Coroner says, Perry died of natural causes around 5AM.

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He pitched for 8 different Major League teams including the Atlanta Braves and was a 5 time All-Star. Perry won over 300 games during a career that spanned over 2 decades in the big leagues.

After retiring, he helped start the baseball program at Gaffney's Limestone College and coached the team in 1987. He was enshrined in the Baseball Hall Of Fame in 1991. Perry died at the age of 84.

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