Found November 01, 2013 on MyTeamRivals.com:
One year ago today, former MLB pitcher Pascual Perez was killed in a botched robbery attempt at his home. He was 55. Perez pitched in the big leagues for the Pirates, Braves, Expos and Yankees from 1980-1991. One could make a case that he was one of the more colorful characters in the game during that time. Others may choose to criticize him for his cocaine use and his reputation as a headhunter while he was on the mound. In my opinion, that while the second statement warrants some merit, he should be remembered for being a solid MLB pitcher and the fact that he clearly enjoyed playing a kids game. Unfortunately, his cocaine use cut his MLB career short, something a lot of New York Yankees fans remember. He signed a three year contract with the Yankees that would have paid him about $5 million total, which at that time was a heavy contract for a starting pitcher. The third year of the deal was voided, as he was suspended without pay for another violation of the league’s substa...
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