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240. Jim Perry

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240. Jim Perry
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: October 30, 1935 in Williamston, NC USA
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Height: 6'4"
  • Bats: B
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 23, 1959
  • Final Game: August 05, 1975
  • Cy Young Award - 1970
  • TSN All-Star - 1970
  • Cy Young - 1969
  • Cy Young - 1970
  • MVP - 1960
  • MVP - 1969
  • MVP - 1970
  • Rookie of the Year - 1959
 
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The older brother of Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry, Jim Perry, was an outstanding hurler worthy of consideration in his own right.

Perry first appeared in the Majors in 1959 with the Cleveland Indians, where after a 12-10 and 2.65 ERA year, he was the runner-up for the American League Rookie of the Year.  Perry led the AL in Wins in 1960 (18) and was an All-Star the season after, but he slumped afterward and was traded to the Minnesota Twins during the 1963 Season. 

The elder Perry did better in Minnesota, helping the Twins win the Pennant in 1965, and in the decade's end, he had his first 20 Win Season when he went 20-6 and was third in Cy Young voting.  Perry was first in Wins the following season, going 24-12 and winning the Cy Young.  As All-Star in both 1970 and 1971, Perry moved to Detroit in 1973 and had one good year back as an Indian in 1974, when he won 17 Wins against 12 Losses.

Perry finished his career in 1975, retiring with a 215-174 record and 1,575 Strikeouts.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Williamston, North Carolina, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Thursday, 01 January 1981
  • Position: Pitcher
  • Played For: Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (None) 
    Cy Young (1) (AL) (1970)
    All-Star (3) (1961, 1970 & 1971)
    Most Wins (2) (AL) (1960 & 1970)
    Most Games Started (2) (AL) (1960 & 1970)
    Most Shutouts (1) (AL) (1960)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten MVP Finishes:
    (AL: 1969, 9th) & (AL: 1970, 9th)
    Top Ten Cy Young Finishes: Won the AL 1970 Cy Young
    (AL: 1969, 3rd
    1 Top Ten Finish (bWAR for Pitchers)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (ERA)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Wins)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (WHIP)
    1 Top Ten Finish (H/9)
    14 Top Ten Finishes (BB/9)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Games Pitched)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Innings Pitched)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Strikeouts) 
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Games Started)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Complete Games)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Shutouts)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (SO/BB)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (ERA+)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (FIP)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Championship Win Probability Added)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    87. Games Started: 447
    90. Wins: 215
    99. Shutouts: 32

  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame:

    1981: 1.5%
    1983: 1.9%

  • Should be Inducted As A: Minnesota Twin

Should Jim Perry be in the Baseball Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 50%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 50%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
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