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Apr 10, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Hall of Fame pitcher Gaylord Perry throws out the first pitch to Cleveland Indians starting pitcher and 2014 Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber (28) before the game between the Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Gaylord Perry (1962-1971)

For ten seasons through the 1960’s and 1970’s, Gaylord Perry was one of the best, most consistent pitchers in a Giants uniform. Over the course of his ten seasons with the Giants, Perry posted a pretty sparkling 2.96 ERA.

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  • During his Giants’ tenure, Perry also posted 134 wins with 21 shutouts, 125 complete games, and over more than 2,200 innings on the mound, he had a very respectable 6.3 SO/0 ratio. He also amassed more than 1,600 of his 3,534 career strikeouts in a Giants uniform.

    Perry was named to two All Star teams while with San Francisco and became best known perhaps, for his unusual “spitball” – a pitch that was very unpredictable and often baffled hitters. It was his catcher in San Diego, Gene Tanace, who said of Perry’s infamous spitball, “I can remember a couple of occasions when I couldn’t throw the ball back to him because it was so greasy…I just walked out to the mound and flipped the ball back to him.”

    He was a rock solid pitcher for the Giants for a lot of years and won a lot of games for the team. Perry twice won more than twenty games for San Francisco and posted double digit wins in seven of his ten seasons.

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