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Gaylord Perry

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Baseball Player

The Resume

    (September 15, 1938-December 1, 2022)
    Pitched for the San Francisco Giants (1962-1971), Cleveland Indians (1972-1975), Texas Rangers (1975-1977, 1980), San Diego Padres (1978-1979), New York Yankees (1980), Atlanta Braves (1981), Seattle Mariners (1982-1983) and Kansas City Royals (1983)
    Cy Young Winner (1972 and 1978)
    All Star (1966, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1979)
    Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame (1991)

Why he might be annoying:

    His name could be used as an insult.
    He played for eight teams in his career.
    He is famous for doctoring the balls (spitballs and putting Vaseline on the balls).
    He was not caught doctoring the ball until May 6, 1982 (his 21st season).
    He approached the makes of Vaseline about endorsement.
    A spokesperson for Vaseline told him 'We soothe babies' backsides, not baseballs.'
    He was traded from the Indians to the Rangers because he was against Frank Robinson being his manager.
    Despite his reputation as one who doctored baseballs, he said that Pete Rose's 'lack of respect for the game should ban him from the Hall of Fame and from the record books for life.'

Why he might not be annoying:

    He was the first pitcher to win a Cy Young award in both leagues.
    In 1963, he said 'They'll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run.'
    Shortly after Apollo 11 landed on the moon, he hit his first home run (July 20, 1969).
    He was elected to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team in 1999.
    He pitched a no-hitter (September 17, 1968).
    He won a Cy Young at the age of 40.
    He played on the same team as his older brother Jim (1974-1975).

Credit: Toys in the Attic

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Year In Review:

    In 2022, Out of 63 Votes: 41.27% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 71 Votes: 50.70% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 28 Votes: 39.29% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 26 Votes: 42.31% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 13 Votes: 46.15% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 18 Votes: 38.89% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 28 Votes: 67.86% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 42 Votes: 47.62% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 110 Votes: 69.09% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 172 Votes: 59.30% Annoying