FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Old Timers Banquet to Feature Gaylord Perry – The Hall of Famer Won Cy Young Award Twice, Was Five-time All Star
NASHVILLE, TN – October 25, 2017 – Gaylord Perry, major league pitcher with eight clubs between 1962 through 1983, will be featured speaker at the 80th annual Old Timers banquet, scheduled for Monday, January 15, 2018 at the Nashville Airport Marriott.
In 22 major league seasons, he won 314 games and posted 3,534strikeouts, compiling his statistics for eight ballclubs:
San Francisco Giants (1962–1971) Cleveland Indians (1972–1975) Texas Rangers (1975–1977)
San Diego Padres (1978–1979) Texas Rangers (1980)
New York Yankees (1980) Atlanta Braves (1981)
Seattle Mariners (1982–1983) Kansas City Royals (1983)
Perry was American League Cy Young Award recipient in 1972 as a member of the Cleveland Indians when he had a 24-16 record and 1.92 ERA. He won the National League Cy Young Award in 1978 when he was 21-6 with a 2.73 ERA for the San Diego Padres.
As a member of the San Francisco Giants, on September 17, 1968 he threw a no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals. His number 36 is retired by the Giants. Perry was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991.
Banquet tickets are now on sale for $75 each and may be purchased from any Old Timers board member. For more information call Old Timers president Russ Pyles (238-5308), Farrell Owens (587-1384) or Rip Ryman (319-8459).
Formed in 1938 by a group of local baseball enthusiasts, the Old Timers organization is one of the oldest such organizations in the United States, celebrating its 80th year of existence in 2018.
For more on the Nashville Old Timers Baseball Association visit their website.
The Old Timers Baseball Association of Nashville is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and all contributions are tax-deductible