UNION, Ky. – Former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Tom Browning has died at the age of 62, the Cincinnati Reds announced on social media Monday.
The Cincinnati Reds made the announcement Monday about Browning, the former pitcher who threw a perfect game in 1988, according to WHIO.
“The entire Reds family is stunned and deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Tom Browning. Affectionately referred to as “Mr. Perfect,” Tom was a true Red who after his playing days made the Cincinnati area his home and remained heavily involved with the organization,” the Reds said.
WCPO reported that deputies with the Boone County Sheriff’s Office were called out to Browning’s house Monday afternoon for a report of a man who was found not breathing on the couch. First responders tried to resuscitate him but were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead just after 1 p.m. WCPO said the man was later identified as Browning.
No foul play is suspected in his death. BCSO said, according to WCPO, that the coroner will release Browning’s remains to a funeral home that his family chooses.
Browning was drafted by the Reds in 1982 and made his debut in the MLB against the Dodgers in 1984, according to WCPO. In Sept. 1988, Browning pitched the 12th perfect game in baseball at the Riverfront Stadium.
WHIO said that, to this day, Browning was the only Cincinnati Reds pitcher to throw a perfect game.
Browning remained with the Cincinnati Reds until 1994, then spent a year with the Kansas City Royals his last year before he retired in 1995, according to WHIO.
He was inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame in 2006, according to WCPO.
The Reds are saddened to learn of the passing of former pitcher Tom Browning. pic.twitter.com/egA7hNcxv5
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