Chris Muir's Day By Day

Friday, June 14, 2013

Gaylord Perry In Town Friday

In town to throw out the first pitch at the Charlotte Knights game.

Most famous for throwing the spitball, of course. The need for the spitball died when the split-fingered fastball was developed, which duplicated the action of the spitball (a fastball that drops like a rock as it reaches the plate) while being a legal pitch.

Perry's a NC native, has a home in Spruce Pine and a fishing shack on the Outer Banks.

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