|Born: April 28, 1960 |
|Batted: Left||Threw: Left|
|September 9, 1984|
for the Cincinnati Reds
|May 19, 1995|
for the Kansas City Royals
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Thomas Leo Browning (born April 28, 1960 in Casper, Wyoming) was a Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds (1984-1994) and the Kansas City Royals (1995). In Baseball or Softball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by SO or K) occurs when a batter receives three strikes The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati Ohio, USA Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Detroit Tigers over San Diego Padres (4-1 Alan Trammell, MVP Headline events of the year As a result of a players' strike the MLB season ends prematurely on August 11, 1994. The Kansas City Royals are a Major League Baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Atlanta Braves over Cleveland Indians (4-2 Tom Glavine, MVP The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the "Midsummer Classic" is an annual Baseball game between players from the National League For other events named "World Series" see World Series (disambiguation. The 1990 World Series matched the defending champions and heavily-favored Oakland Athletics against the Cincinnati Reds, with the Reds sweeping the Series in four A perfect game is defined by Major League Baseball as a game in which a Pitcher (or combination of pitchers pitches a victory that lasts a minimum The Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team based in Los Angeles California, USA Events 1192 - Assassination of Conrad of Montferrat (Conrad I King of Jerusalem, in Tyre, two days after his title Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Casper is the only City in and the County seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States, although the county is home to a number In Baseball, the pitcher is the player who throwsthe baseball from the Pitcher's mound toward the Catcher to begin each play with the goal of The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati Ohio, USA The Kansas City Royals are a Major League Baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. He is also co-author of "Tom Browning's Tales from the Reds Dugout. "
He is perhaps best known for pitching a perfect game on September 16, 1988 against the Los Angeles Dodgers. A perfect game is defined by Major League Baseball as a game in which a Pitcher (or combination of pitchers pitches a victory that lasts a minimum Events 1400 - Owain Glyndŵr is declared Prince of Wales by his followers Athletics For an extensive coverage see 1988 in athletics (track and field Marathon International The Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team based in Los Angeles California, USA
Browning was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the ninth round of the 1982 June Draft. The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati Ohio, USA That year he led the Pioneer League in strikeouts and innings pitched, and after learning a screwball during the Fall Instruction League, went 8-1 with 101 strikeouts in 78 2/3 innings pitched for Class-A Tampa in 1983. The Pioneer League is a Minor league baseball league which currently operates in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. He eventually earned a midseason promotion to Class-AA Waterbury and struck out 101 more batters in 117 1/3 innings pitched.
Browning began the 1984 season with Class-AAA Wichita, where he went 12-10 with a league-high 160 strikeouts. On July 31 of that year, he threw a seven-inning no-hitter against Iowa and later earned a September call-up to play for Pete Rose's Cincinnati Reds. In his major-league debut, Browning beat Orel Hershiser and the Los Angeles Dodgers while pitching 8 1/3 innings and giving up just one run. Orel Leonard Hershiser IV (born September 16, 1958) is a former Right-handed Pitcher in Major League Baseball. The Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team based in Los Angeles California, USA He'd finish the year 1-0 with a 1. 54 ERA to retain his spot on the major-league club the following season.
As a rookie, Browning went 20-9 with a 3. 55 ERA for the Reds, becoming the first rookie to win 20 games since the Yankees' Bob Grim in 1954. Bob Grim may refer to Bob Grim (baseball, Major League Baseball player Bob Grim (American football, American football player Browning finished the season with 11 consecutive wins, the longest streak by a Cincinnati pitcher in 30 years, and was named The Sporting News' NL Rookie Pitcher of the Year. Sporting News (previously The Sporting News, and known colloquially as TSN) is an American -based Sports He also finished second (behind Vince Coleman) in NL Rookie of the Year voting. This is for the baseball player For the heroic train dispatcher see Vince Coleman (train dispatcher.
Browning was superstitious and did not shave in between starts. As a result, he was often photographed with a four-day stubble. He also wore red underwear on the days he pitched.
Browning would go on to post double-digit win totals for seven straight seasons and consistently ranked among the league leaders in starts, innings pitched and shutouts. One of his best seasons came in 1988, when he went 18-5 with a 3. 41 ERA and teamed with 23-game-winner Danny Jackson to form the best pitching tandem in baseball that season. Danny Lynn Jackson (born January 5, 1962 in San Antonio Texas) was a pitcher with a 15-year career from to.
On Sept. 16 of that year, Browning made baseball history by becoming the first Red (and just the 12th pitcher ever) to throw a perfect game. A perfect game is defined by Major League Baseball as a game in which a Pitcher (or combination of pitchers pitches a victory that lasts a minimum In that 1-0 victory over the Dodgers at Riverfront Stadium, Browning threw 72 of his 102 pitches for strikes and didn't run the count to three balls on a single batter. The Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team based in Los Angeles California, USA Riverfront Stadium, later known as Cinergy Field, (2002 was the home of the Cincinnati Reds National League Baseball team and the Browning remains the only Red to throw perfect game. 
He also missed becoming the first Major League pitcher to hurl two perfect games, taking another bid into the ninth on July 4, 1989, against the Philadelphia Phillies at Veterans Stadium; a lead-off single by Dickie Thon broke up this attempt. Events 836 - Pactum Sicardi, peace between the Principality of Benevento and the Duchy of Naples Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Philadelphia Veterans Stadium (informally called "The Vet") was a professional sports facility located at the northeast corner of Broad Street and Pattison Richard William "Dickie" Thon (born June 20, 1958 in South Bend Indiana) is a former Shortstop in Major League Baseball After his 1988 perfect game, Reds owner Marge Schott put a clause in his contract that stated his wife, Debbie, would receive a $300,000 bonus if he pitched another perfect game in 1989. Margaret Unnewehr Schott ( August 18, 1928 &ndash March 2, 2004) was the controversial former managing general The National League Office eventually nixed the clause.
In 1990 the Reds went to the postseason for the first and only time in Browning's career. He won 15 games that season and picked up a key win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series. The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball club based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Reds would meet the heavily favored Oakland A's in the World Series that year, but thanks in part to Browning's victory in Game 3, the Reds pulled off what was considered an unthinkable sweep to become world champions. The Oakland Athletics are a professional baseball team based in Oakland, California. For other events named "World Series" see World Series (disambiguation. "That 1990 season was, without a doubt, the most enjoyable season of baseball I has ever been a part of," he would say.
Browning battled injuries from 1991-'93, going 27-26, but earned a spot on the 1991 All-Star team after a 10-4 start to the season. All-star (also allstar or all star) is a term with meanings in both the worlds of Sports and Two years later, in one of baseball's most legendary pranks, he sneaked out of Wrigley Field during a Reds-Cubs game and appeared on a Sheffield Avenue rooftop - in uniform - during a July 7 game. Wrigley Field is a Baseball Stadium in Chicago, Illinois, United States that has served as the home ballpark of the Chicago The gag earned Browning a $500 fine from Reds Manager Davey Johnson. David Allen "Yox" Johnson (born January 30 1943 in Orlando Florida) is a former Second baseman, Designated hitter, and
Browning entered the 1994 season healthy. However, during a fateful start in San Diego on May 9, 1994, Browning's arm broke while delivering a pitch to Archi Cianfrocco. Angelo Dominic "Archi" Cianfrocco (born October 6, 1966 in Rome, New York) is a former professional baseball player The injury was gruesome, with spectators and television viewers able to see Browning's arm separate from his shoulder, and hearing a "pop!" sound simultaneously. The inury was extreme, and he was done for the season. He attempted a comeback with the Kansas City Royals in 1995, pitching in two games at the major-league level, but he decided to take the season off and to continue rehabbing his arm. The Kansas City Royals are a Major League Baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. He entered camp with the Royals again in 1996 but decided to retire before the season began.
Browning retired with a 123-90 record, a 3. 94 ERA and 31 complete games. His 123 wins as a Red rank 12th on Cincinnati's all-time leaders list, and in December of 2005, he led fan balloting wire-to-wire to become a 2006 Reds Hall of Famer. In February 2006, new Reds CEO Bob Castellini invited Browning to spring training as a special instructor. He broadcasted Dayton Dragons games during the 2006 season. The Dayton Dragons are a Class A Minor league baseball team affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds. The Dragons are a Class-A affiliate of the Reds.
In 2007 he was named the pitching coach for the Reds Rookie Advanced level Billings Mustangs farm club. The Billings Mustangs are a Minor league baseball team based in Billings Montana. He will assume the role in the summer of 2008.
Browning's book, "Tom Browning's Tales from the Reds Dugout," debuted in March 2006 and was co-authored by Reds employee Dann Stupp. Dann Stupp (born in Springfield Ohio; September 14, 1978) currently runs the mixed martial arts website MMAJunkie His official site, "BrowningBook.com," also launched that month.
|Perfect game pitcher|
September 16, 1988