James Evan Perry, Jr. (born October 30, 1935) was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1959 to 1975. He started his career with the Cleveland Indians in 1959. In 1963, he was traded to the Minnesota Twins where he played through the 1972 season. He finished his career with stints with the Detroit Tigers (1973), back with the Indians (1974-75) and finally the Oakland Athletics (1975).
He was born in Williamston, North Carolina and attended Campbell University until being signed by the Indians in 1956. He is the older brother of Hall of Fame pitcher Gaylord Perry and was a fine pitcher in his own right. The Perry brothers trail only the Niekro brothers (Phil and Joe) for career victories by brothers.
Perry was a three-time All-Star and won the 1970 AL Cy Young Award, when he posted a record of 24-12. He also won 20 games in 1969, and won at least 17 games five times.
In a 17-year career, Perry accumulated a 215-174 record in 630 games, 447 starts. He struck out 1576 and allowed 1258 earned runs in 3285⅔ innings pitched. He is currently tied with Stan Coveleski for 78th on the all-time win list.