The 1970 Cy Young winner, Perry enjoyed a fine career, pitching for 17 years and winning 215 games. Perry, who is the older brother of Hall of Fame pitcher Gaylord Perry, broke into the big leagues in 1959 with the Cleveland Indians. He won 12 games that season and was even better the next year as he led the American League in wins with 18. Perry joined the Minnesota Twins in 1963 and pitched for them for the next 10 seasons. His best years came in 1969 and 1970. He went 20-6 in 1969 with a 2.82 ERA. He finished third in the Cy Young vote that year and ninth in the MVP race. He was even better the following season, posting a 24-12 mark with a 3.04 ERA. He led the American League in wins and games started, winning the Cy Young. Once again he finished ninth in the MVP race and also made the All-Star Team. Perry posted double-digit win totals in the next four seasons as well before going 4-10 in 1975 which was his final year in the league.
Perry’s questionnaire is a good one as he gives pretty in depth answers. He is a member of the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame. The baseball field at Campbell University is named in his honor.
Jim Perry – career stats