Blanche Manning Perry is the wife of famous Baseball legend and Hall of Fame pitcher Gaylord Jackson Perry, who passed away at his home in Gaffney on Thursday morning, aged 84. At about 5 a.m., the Coroner’s Office in Cherokee County announced that Perry had died of natural causes.
Gaylord Perry Beginnings
The American former professional baseball player Gaylord Jackson Perry came onto this earth on September 15, 1938. From 1962 through 1983, he played as a right-handed pitcher in the Major Leagues for eight different clubs. Perry has got around 314 wins, 3,534 strikeouts, and a 3.11 ERA over his 20-plus-year baseball career. In the year of 1991, in his third year of eligibility, he was selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
In addition, he and his sibling Jim Perry also hold the record for the second-most victories by a brother-and-sibling duo in baseball history just behind only the knuckleball-throwing Niekro brothers, Phil and Joe.
Perry, who plays as a pitcher with the Seattle Mariners also became the 15th player in MLB history to get 300 victories in 1982.
Gaylord Perry was born to farming household farmers. It was well-known that Evan Perry was a talented sportsperson.
Gaylord and his family spent their formative years in Williamston and the close-by community of Farm life in the Township of Griffins at Martin County.
Gaylord’s older brother, Jim Perry, and younger sister, Carolyn, have also spent their formative years there.
Gaylord Perry Married Life and Children Details
Blanche Manning Perry, who was Perry’s wife, lost her life on U.S. Route 27 in Lake Wales, Florida on September 11, 1987, when another driver forget to read a stop sign and hit her car head-on.
There were three daughters and a son born to Perry and Blanche. Jack, their son, died on June 18th, 2005 from leukemia. Perry’s son Jack played on the first Limestone College Baseball Team in 1988 when the program was founded in Gaffney, South Carolina.