Mr. Perfect: Former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Tom Browning dies at 62
Tom Browning, who authored the only perfect game in Cincinnati Reds history, died Monday at 62, according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies were dispatched to Browning’s home in Union, Kentucky, at 1:01 p.m. after he was found unresponsive on his couch. Browning was pronounced dead at 1:13 p.m. No foul play is suspected, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Browning pitched for 12 seasons in the Major Leagues, including 11 with the Reds, helping the franchise to a World Series title in 1990. He was runner-up for National League Rookie of the Year in 1985 and finished sixth in the Cy Young voting after he posted a 20-9 record and a 3.55 ERA in his first full season.
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The 6-foot-1 lefty threw one of the 23 perfect games in MLB history in a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sept. 16, 1988 at Riverfront Stadium. It took him one hour and 51 minutes to make history, striking out seven and finishing the feat with a strikeout. Browning’s perfect game came a few months after he lost a no-hit bid in the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres.
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