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Cy Young winner, Hall of Famer who pitched for Atlanta Braves dies at 84

Gaylord Perry, a former Atlanta Braves pitcher and multi-time Cy Young Award winner, died at the age of 84.

Perry died at his South Carolina home of natural causes, the Associated Press reported.

“We are saddened to hear Gaylord Perry has passed away. A 300-game winner who was always recognized as a great teammate, Gaylord was given our sport’s highest honor in 1991 with an election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Our sincerest condolences to his family, friends and former teammates,” the Braves wrote in a statement.

Born and raised in Williamston, North Carolina, Perry played 22 years in Major League Baseball.