The SF Giants’ Brand New Statue Unveiling: Gaylord Perry | AT&T Park
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Oracle Park | 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
The San Francisco Giants will dedicate a nine-foot, bronze statue (weighing 1,400 pounds) in honor of Hall of Fame Pitcher Gaylord Perry on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Second and King Streets Entrance to AT&T Park. All fans are invited to attend this public ceremony.
Where: AT&T Park’s Second & King Streets
When: Saturday, August 13, 2016 – Ceremony begins at 1pm
Joining Perry, who had a remarkable 22-year career and made his Major League debut with the Giants in 1962, will be Giants President and CEO Larry Baer; Giants Hall of Famers Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Juan Marichal and Orlando Cepeda; Bruce Bochy and tons of Giants alumni and current team members
About Gaylord Perry
Perry was elected to five All-Star squads, captured two Cy Young Awards (1972 and 1978) and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991. He played the first 10-years of his career with the Giants (1962-71). He posted a 134-109 mark with a 2.96 ERA and 1,606 strikeouts in 367 games (283 starts) in a Giants uniform. Among San Francisco Giants pitchers, Perry ranks second in wins (134), ERA (2.96), games started (283), complete games (125), shutouts (21), innings pitched (2,294.1) and strikeouts (1,606). He is one of only four pitchers in San Francisco history to win 100 games with the club. Perry is one of 14 Giants pitchers to have thrown a no-hitter as he threw a no-hitter on September 17, 1968 vs. the St. Louis Cardinals in the Giants 1-0 victory. Overall, for his career Perry won 314 games with a 3.11 ERA and 3,534 strikeouts. He is 17th all-time with 314 wins and is one of seven pitchers ever to compile 300 wins and 3,500 strikeouts.
About the Giants’ Statues
The nine-foot, bronze statue of Perry, weighing 1,400 pounds, will be the fifth statue created by well-known American sculptor William Behrends for the Giants. The sculpture, which took one year to complete, portrays Perry’s intensity and focus on the mound at the point of his follow through. Other works of Behrend’s featured at AT&T Park, include the Willie Mays statue located in Willie Mays Plaza, Willie McCovey statue located in China Basin Park, the Juan Marichal statue in O’Doul Plaza and the Orlando Cepeda statue at the Second and King Streets entrance. All of these sculptures are mounted to a five-foot pedestal made of Sierra White Granite quarried in California.
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