Tom Browning, the former pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, died Monday, according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office. È stato 62.
Browning, known throughout the MLB as “Sig. Perfetto,” pitched the only perfect game in Cincinnati Reds history.
Di lunedi, authorities in Boone County, Kentucky were called to Browning’s house after “receiving a report of a man who was found not breathing,” according to a statement from the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.
Resuscitation efforts were made but unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead in the early afternoon. No foul play is suspected, secondo la dichiarazione.
“The entire Reds family is stunned and deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Tom Browning,” the Reds said in a statement to PEOPLE on Monday.
“We join Reds Country in mourning the loss of one our all-time greats, who created so many memories and magical moments for us all. Our deepest condolences to Tom’s family during this difficult time.”
The pitcher played in the MLB for 12 le stagioni, Compreso 11 with the Reds and helped the team win a World Series title in 1990, secondo il Cincinnati Enquirer.
He was the runner-up for the National League Rookie of the Year in 1985 and was in the running for the CY Young award after posting a 20-9 record and a 3.55 ERA in his first full season in the league.
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In 2006, he was inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame.
“RIP, mio amico, Sig. Perfetto, Tom Browning,” Reds shortstop and fellow Hall of Famer Barry Larkin wrote on Twitter. “We shared some great times as well as the same birthdate 4/28. You will be missed.”
Longtime Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart tweeted, “This hurts. Bad.”