Thomas Leo Browning has died at the age of 62. He was an American professional baseball pitcher. He pitched for the Cincinnati Reds and the Kansas City Royals.
The Boone County Sheriff’s Office in Kentucky says it received a call regarding a person not breathing in their home around 1 PM and upon arrival, officers found Browning unresponsive on the couch.
The lefty played most of his career with the Cincinnati Reds from 1984-94 before joining the Kansas City Royals in 1995.
Browning pitched for 12 seasons in the Major Leagues, including 11 with the Reds, helping the franchise to a World Series title in 1990.
He was runner-up for National League Rookie of the Year in 1985 and finished sixth in the Cy Young voting after he posted a 20-9 record and a 3.55 ERA in his first full season.
The 6-foot-1 lefty threw one of the 23 perfect games in MLB history in a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sept. 16, 1988 at Riverfront Stadium.
Tom Browning Cause Of Death
EMTs and responders attempted lifesaving measures for roughly 10 minutes before Browning was pronounced dead. Foul play is not suspected.
How Did He Die
Born in 1960 in Casper, Wyoming, Browning went to high school at Chadwicks High in Utica, New York and then Franklin Academy in Malone, New York.
He then attended LeMoyne College followed by Tennessee Wesleyan College.
The man, who would eventually earn the name of Mr. Perfect, was selected by the Reds in the ninth round of the 1982 draft.
He broke into the big leagues two years later, making three starts for the Reds in 1984.
On Sept. 16, 1988, Browning pitched a perfect game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in front of the Reds faithful at Riverfront Stadium. It remains the lone perfect game in Reds’ history.