Legendary Major League Baseball pitcher, Tom Browning was tragically found dead on Monday afternoon. Check what did he die from.
Tom Browning : Cincinnati Reds | What did die from
Former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Tom Browning has died, according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office. He was 62 years old.
The Boone County Sheriff’s Office was called to Browning’s home Monday around 1:01 p.m. for a report of a man not breathing.
The Boone County Coroner’s Office took possession of his remains and will release them to a funeral home of the family’s choosing, the sheriff’s office confirmed.
Browning is the only Reds pitcher to pitch a perfect game. The former Cincinnati Red threw the MLB’s 12th perfect game back in 1988, blanking the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 at Riverfront Stadium.
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.
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. He also finished second (behind Vince Coleman) in NL Rookie of the Year voting.
Browning was superstitious and did not shave 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.
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 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 an unlikely sweep to become champions. “That 1990 season was, without a doubt, the most enjoyable season of baseball I have ever been a part of,” he said.
Browning retired with a 123–90 record, a 3.94 ERA, and 31 complete games. His 123 wins as a Reds player rank 12th on Cincinnati’s all-time leaders list.
What did Tom Browning die from
Tom Browning, a former pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, died on Monday, said the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.
He was 62. A professional baseball player known as “Mr. Perfect” was found unconscious in his home and subsequently pronounced dead by police.
Once inside Browning’s house, the deputies discovered him passed out on a sofa. After communicating with a member of his family, the Reds issued a public statement. The death of Tom Browning shocked and saddened the whole Reds family.
Often referred to as “Mr. Perfect, Tom was a true Red, the club said, adding that even after his playing days were over, he continued to maintain strong ties to the Cincinnati area and the Reds.
Also there was nothing that could be done to save him, and he passed away in the afternoon. The statement claims there is no evidence of misconduct.
His perfect game against the Dodgers was the only one ever pitched by a member of baseball’s oldest professional team, the Reds.
A little over a month later, Browning’s Dodgers won the World Series, making him the first pitcher to ever throw a perfect game against the club that had won the World Series the year before.