A baseball great dies

Two-time Cy-Young Trophy recipient, former pitcher Gaylord Perry has died aged 84.

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His death was confirmed Thursday morning in South Carolina by Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler.

With 314 wins in 22 career seasons in Major League Baseball, the right-hander has worked for eight different teams. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991, he appeared in 777 games and totaled 3,534 strikeouts. Recognized by his flamboyant personality, he has also been accused of using illegal substances of any kind such as petroleum jelly or even hair cream to improve the movement of his shots.

Winner of the Cy-Young in 1972 with the Cleveland Indians and in 1978 with the San Diego Padres, Perry made his major league debut in 1962 with the San Francisco Giants and spent 10 seasons there. He also made the All-Star Game five times and had five campaigns of 20 or more wins.

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