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Gaylord Perry to throw out first pitch in Mickey Mantle Classic

by Jacob Unruh Published: April 11, 2014

Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Gaylord Perry is throwing out the first pitch before Saturday’s championship of the 15th annual Mickey Mantle Classic in Commerce, capping a week honoring the late Hall of Fame outfielder.

Perry won 314 games in his career, posting a 3.11 ERA.

He will be signing autographs at 11:30 a.m. and throwing out the first pitch at 1:30 p.m. Perry will also be speaking at the awards banquet Saturday night.

There will also be a silent and live auction of baseball memorabilia, including a Henry Golden Boy rifle with the Mickey Mantle Classic logo engraved on its stock with the words “In honor of the Commerce Comet” 2014 edition one of one.

by Jacob Unruh
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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