Results tagged ‘ Jim Perry ’
This weekend, the Twins inducted pitcher Jim Perry into their Hall of Fame.
According to the stats, Perry (in his 10 seasons with Minnesota) had three excellent seasons as a reliever/spot starter (before those roles were so defined) and three spectacular seasons as a starter (winning the Cy Young Award in 1970). He also spent time in Cleveland, Detroit, and Oakland during his 17-year career.
After retirement, Perry (especially in recent years) has become a nice Twins ambassador of sorts, appearin gat all the reunions and special events. I think he really identifies as a “Twin” more than any other team. Older fans really wax nostalgic (and with good reason) about him from those exciting mid-60s-1970 years of Twins baseball.
Though his raw Twins stats may make Perry a borderline Twins HOFer, the honor couldn’t be bestowed on more of a gentleman and baseball lifer. Enjoy the company, Jim!
Preview (26-39, 5th, 2.0 GB KCR): Gavin Floyd (6-5, 3.89) vs. Carl Pavano (3-5, 4.54)