Tom Browning, a former Reds legend and the only pitcher to throw a perfect game in franchise history, passed away on Monday. He was a member of the 1990 World Series champion team.
The 62-year-old Browning was discovered unresponsive and not breathing at his Union, Kentucky, Home. According to the Boone County Sheriff‘s Office. He tried to be revived, but he was unsuccessful, and at 1:13 p.m. ET, he was declared dead there. There was no suspicion of wrongdoing in relation to his passing.
Tom Browning Career From 1984 to 1994
Browning pitched with Cincinnati, posting a 123-88 record with a 3.92 ERA in 300 games (298 starts). The left-hander was 20-9 with a 3.55 ERA in 38 starts and 261 1/3 innings pitched as a rookie in 1985. But Vince Coleman of the Cardinals, an outfielder, won the NL Rookie of the Year award.
The pinnacle of Browning’s career occurred on September 16, 1988. When he threw a perfect game to defeat the Dodgers 1-0. He four times held the NL lead in starts as well.
In Game 3 at Oakland in the 1990 World Series swept by the A’s, Browning pitched six innings and won 8-3.
During a 1993 game at Wrigley Field against the Cubs. Browning, who was regarded as one of the game’s merry characters, was seen watching from one of the rooftops across the street.
On May 9, 1994, while pitching for the Reds at San Diego, Browning fractured the humerus bone in his left arm. Forcing him to miss the remainder of the strike-shortened season. When he tried to make a comeback in 1995 with the Royals. He shattered the same bone after just two starts, forcing him to retire.
Browning, who was inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in 2006, occasionally worked in the organization’s Minor League system as a pitching coach or teacher.
“RIP my friend Mr. Perfect Tom Browning,” Hall of Fame shortstop and former teammate Barry Larkin wrote on Twitter. “We share some great times as well as the same birth date 4/28. You will be missed.”
Earlier life of Tom Browning, Where was he from? What about the family members
Tom Browning was born on April 28, 1960, in Casper Wyoming. He was of American nationality and white ethnicity.
Tom was 62 years old when he passed away in Union, Kentucky. Tom has 4 siblings in total. Two are his sisters and two are his brothers.
Tom used to play college baseball at Le Moyne College in Syracuse from the year 1979 to 1981.
Charges and detentions were faced by Browning.
Browning was detained on a $99,008.36 bond after being arrested on March 30, 2009, for failing to pay child support.
On August 27, 2022, in Georgetown, Ohio, Browning was pulled over and accused of operating a vehicle while intoxicated (or DUI) when he drove through a house while dozing off. He tested at 0.127 for blood alcohol content.
Meet Tom Browning’s wife Debbie Browning, and his Children’s
Tom Browning was married to his wife Debbie Browning in 1986. The two were married till Debbie’s death in March 2022. The two had 3 sons and 2 daughters in total. Tiffany, Tanner, Tucker, Trevor, and Tianna are their names.
heartbroken to hear of tom browning’s passing. he always treated me with respect and made me feel like i was just chatting with a friend. mr. perfect once offered me his chewing tobacco. 🖤Source: Twitter
In northern Kentucky, across the river from Great American Ballpark, Browning and his three kids bought Bart’s on York on February 27, 2018. The bar has been listed on the registry as Browning’s on York; the actual name change took place on the first day of the 2018 Reds season.
Logan Browning, a pitcher in the Boston Red Sox organization as of August 2019, is a father.