Perfect Game Pitcher, World Series Winner Passes Away

Twelve-year major league veteran pitcher, author of a perfect game, former All-Star, and 1990 World Series champion with the Cincinnati Reds, Tom Browning has passed away at the young age of 62. 

“The entire Reds family is stunned and deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Tom Browning,” the Reds said in a statement. “We join Reds Country in mourning the loss of one our all-time greats, who created so many memories and magical moments for us all. Our deepest condolences to Tom’s family during this difficult time.”

In his rookie season, 1985, all he did was go 20-9 with a 3.55 ERA, finishing runner-up for National League Rookie of the Year and sixth in the Cy Young voting. 

It was Sept. 16, 1988, when Browning threw a perfect game against the Los Angeles Dodgers—the first ever perfecto in Reds' history. 

Browning also knew how to have fun while playing the game of baseball. 

One of Browning’s most memorable moments in a Reds uniform came when he snuck out of the dugout at Wrigley Field, went across the street and hung out on the apartment rooftops. 

He finished his career with a 123-90 record, and a 3.94 ERA. 

Barry Larkin, Reds Hall of Famer and former teammate of Browning shared his condolences. 

A fan favorite, and a Cincinnati Red forever. Tom Browning, dead at 62. RIP.