Highland News Leader

Former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher to give lessons in New Douglas

Pat Perry, who pitched in parts of six years major-league seasons, will hold a meet-and-greet in the gymnasium of the New Douglas Rec Plex, 310 S. Main St., from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Perry will discuss pitching philosophy and training and will also sign autographs. Perry, who runs a baseball school in St. Louis, is planning on offering pitching lessons in New Douglas, starting in December, and will be signing up potential students. Exact dates and times of lessons will be dependent on the number of kids who sign up.

Perry, a native of Taylorville, Ill., was drafted by the Houston Astros in the second round of the 1978 amateur draft. He made his big-league debut with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1985 and pitched in the majors until 1990. Perry, a left-handed reliever, had a 12-10 career record with a 3.46 ERA. He also pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers. He was a member of the Cardinals’ National League Championship teams in 1985 and 1987 and also pitched in the Cubs’ first night game in 1988.