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Tom Browning, the Reds All-Star southpaw best remembered for pitching a perfect game, died Monday at age 62.

Browning was a workhorse who led the National League in starts four times, hit 20 games in 1985 and helped Cincinnati win the 1990 World Series.

Tom Browning is best known for throwing a perfect game.

Tom Browning

Tom Browning played almost his entire career in the team of “Reds”.


On September 16, 1988, Browning pitched a perfect game against the Dodgers in a 1-0 victory, striking out Tracy Woodson to secure his place in history.

Browning was 123-90 in his 12-season career, his first 11 seasons in Cincy and two starts to end his career with the Royals. Browning was inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in 2006.

Former teammate Rob Dibble tweeted: “Very saddened to hear the news about my friend and teammate Tom Browning. Mr. Perfect was a bulldog on the mound and will be missed. RIP Otis!”

Browning is also remembered for sitting on the roof of an apartment building across from Wrigley Field with Cubs fans in 1993, an act that cost the pitcher $500.

Browning is survived by five children: Tiffany, Tucker, Tanner, Trevor and Tia. His wife, Debbie, died in March.



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