MLB All-Star Who Pitched a Rare Perfect Game Found Dead at Age 62

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Tom Browning, an All-Star pitcher who threw the only perfect game in Cincinnati Reds history and helped them win a World Series title, died on Monday. He was 62.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office in Kentucky announced Browning’s death on Twitter, saying he died at his home in Union, Kentucky. No cause was given.

Deputies responded to Browning’s home about 1 p.m. after receiving a report of a man found not breathing. They discovered him unresponsive on a couch, and efforts by deputies and EMS personnel to resuscitate him were unsuccessful. Browning was pronounced dead at 1:13 p.m.

Foul play is not suspected, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The Reds issued a statement after being in contact with a member of his family, team spokesman Rob Butcher said.

“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 club said.

“A fan favorite, the Reds Hall of Famer touched fans’ hearts at team events, Reds Hall of Fame festivities and Reds Community Fund activities. We join Reds Country in mourning the loss of one of our all-time greats, who created so many memories and magical moments for us all. Our deepest condolences to Tom’s family during this difficult time.”

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