Tom Browning, according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, has been arrested. A World Series winner with the Reds, who pitched the twelfth perfect game in Major League Baseball history, passed away on Monday. He had 62 years of age.
The sheriff’s office stated in a report that deputies were dispatched to Browning’s Kentucky residence at around 1:00 p.m. On Monday, paramedics responded to a report of a guy who was not breathing. According to the complaint, when officers arrived, the 62-year-old was unconscious on a couch.
Deputies and EMS workers attempted to revive Browning but were unable. At 13:13, he was pronounced dead.
Tom Browning Career
No foul play is suspected in Browning’s death, according to the sheriff’s office.
After being taken in the ninth round of the 1982 MLB draft by the Reds, Browning spent most of his 12 MLB seasons (1984-1995) with the franchise. Two years after being chosen, he made his first major league start for Cincinnati, and he went on to become a regular starter for the National League team.
Browning began his career with the Reds in 1984 and concluded with the Royals in 1995.
His perfect game occurred late in the 1988 season on a rainy Friday, September 16th. The official attendance was 16,591. However, since the game was delayed for 2 hours and 27 minutes, there were likely only half as many people in attendance. The few who waited it out witnessed Browning throw the twelfth perfect game in Major League Baseball history, despite the number of individuals who claimed to have been present would have filled Riverfront Stadium several times over.
It was the pinnacle triumph of his career, but he was also engaged in several other legendary events in Reds history. Browning’s wife went into labour during Game 2 of the 1990 World Series and left the stadium to go to the hospital. The game proceeded into extra innings. When manager Lou Piniella noticed Browning wasn’t present, the Reds had the radio, and television broadcasters send a message to Browning to return to the stadium in case he was required.
In 1984, Browning debuted in the major leagues with three appearances. In 1985, he became the first rookie in 31 years to win 20 games, going 20-9 with a 3.50 ERA. Browning finished second in the vote for National League Rookie of the Year, behind Vince Coleman, and sixth in voting for Cy Young.
He was admitted to the hospital
Browning received the news but remained at the hospital with his wife as the Reds defeated the Athletics in the 10th inning in route to a four-game sweep.