Tom Browning who played for the New Market Rebels in 1980-81, and was inducted into the VBL Hall of Fame in 2021 passes away in his home at the age of 62.

Browning was a former 20-Game Winner and is the only Pitcher in Cincinnati Reds history to throw a Perfect Game. In 12 big league seasons, 11 with Cincinnati, the left-handed Browning had a career record of 123-90 with a 3.94 ERA with exactly 1,000 strikeouts in 1,921 innings. Browning twice led the majors in starts, including 39 in 1986 when he tied with Atlanta’s Rick Mahler. Browning tied for the NL lead in starts on two other occasions (1988, 1990).

On Sept. 16, 1988, after a two-hour rain delay, Browning threw a perfect game, the 12th in the majors, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He struck out seven and threw only 101 pitches. There have been only 23 perfect games in MLB history.

Browning won 15 games in the 1990 season and two more in the postseason as Cincinnati upset the Oakland A’s to win the World Series.

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