Scott Perry

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Herbert Scott Perry

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 175 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Scott Perry had a hardscrabble childhood and yet managed to have a pretty successful pro career. In addition to his seven seasons in the majors, he had quite a few years in the minors, ending in 1927. When he wasn't pitching pro ball, he often pitched semi-pro ball.

He is famous for two things: 1) winning 20 games for a last-place major league team (in 1918), and 2) losing 25 games in a season (in 1920). In 1915-16, Perry won a total of 40 games for the Atlanta Crackers.

He was the subject of a high-profile lawsuit between the Boston Braves and the Philadelphia Athletics, at a time when teams rarely went to court over players.

He was once arrested for larceny, and eventually worked as a cook and dishwasher.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • AL Complete Games Leader (1918)
  • AL Innings Pitched Leader (1918)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (1918)
  • 20 Wins Seasons: 1 (1918)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 2 (1918 & 1920)
  • 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1918)

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