Tom Browning talks to WCPO's Tanya O'Rourke about his perfect game

WCPOPublished: September 14, 2017
Published: September 14, 2017

Tom Browning is known in Cincinnati as Mr. Perfect, but another nickname could be Mr. Playful. Or Mr. Unpredictable. Can you name the only baseball pitcher to sneak out of a game at Wrigley Field – in uniform - and join a party on the roof of a building across the street? Do you know the Reds player who left a World Series game without telling anybody so he could drive his wife to the hospital when she went into labor? Quick, name the only pitcher to throw a perfect game and lead the Chicken Dance at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati. The Reds left-hander went down in baseball history when he pitched a perfect game on Sept. 16, 1988 at Riverfront Stadium. It’s a feat so rare that only 23 pitchers have ever done it in more than 215,000 major league games. But Browning’s off-the-field antics earned him a place in baseball lore, which might even be more exclusive.

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