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RIP Gaylord Perry


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Always loved this Gaylord Perry story...

Hall of fame pitcher, and spitball extraordinaire, Gaylord Perry approached the makers of Vaseline about endorsing the product and was allegedly rebuffed with a one-line postcard reading,

"We soothe babies' asses, not baseballs."

His brother Jim was no slouch either...RIP Gaylord...

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More than any other player at that time, I always felt like Gaylord Perry was 'old'  He would have been in is mid to late 30's in the middle of the 1970's, which is when I began following baseball.  To me, he looked ancient, even then.  

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