Tom Browning, a one-time All-Star and 1990 World Series champion with the Cincinnati Reds, has died. Check out how did Tom Browning die.

Tom Browning : how did die | what happened to | wife

Browning was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the ninth round of the 1982 June draft out of Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, Tennessee.

Tom Browning : how did die | what happened to | wife

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.

He eventually earned a midseason promotion to Class-AA Waterbury and struck out 101 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.

How did Tom Browning die

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.

Tom Browning : how did die | what happened to | wife

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.

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.

What happened to Tom Browning 

Former MLB starting pitcher Tom Browning died at the age of 62 on Monday. The Boone County, Kentucky, Sheriff made the announcement that Browning was found unresponsive and “resuscitation efforts were not successful.” The release also states that “no foul play is suspected in connection with Mr. Browning’s death.” 

Tom Browning : how did die | what happened to | wife

Browning was most known for his MLB career with the Reds as a starting pitcher. He was part of the rotation for the 1990 World Series champions, finished sixth in Cy Young voting in 1985 and was an All-Star in 1991.

In parts of 12 seasons (1984-1995) — 11 with the Reds and one with the Royals — Browning was 123-90 with a 3.94 ERA and exactly 1,000 strikeouts in 1,921 innings.

A workhorse through his prime, he topped 225 innings six times, winning at least 14 games five times, including a 20-win season in 1985. 

Browning’s only trip to the postseason came in 1990, but he got the win in his one World Series start and the Reds took the title in a four-game sweep over the heavily favored A’s. 

A career highlight for Browning was throwing, at the time, the 12th perfect game in MLB history. He pulled it off on Sept. 16, 1988. At the time, he was the first lefty to throw a perfect game since Sandy Koufax did so in 1965. 


Tom Browning’s wife, Deborah “Debbie” Browning, died in March 2022.

The two had been married since 1986.

She was the mother to Tom’s children, Tiffany, Tanner, Tucker, Trevor, and Tianna.

Deborah Browning died earlier this year in March at the age of 61.

By Rishabh

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