MLB: Gaylord Perry dies at 84


Baseball Hall of Famer and two-time Cy Young Trophy winner Gaylord Perry died Thursday at the age of 84.

Perry died of natural causes and was at his home in Gaffney, Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said. He did not provide additional details.

The native of Williamston, North Carolina is credited with being the first player to win the Cy-Young Trophy in the American and National, doing so with Cleveland in 1972 and with the Padres in 1978.

The right-hander played for eight Major League Baseball teams during his career and was elected to the All-Star Game five times. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991.

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