Found November 03, 2012 on Fox Sports South:
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Police in the Dominican Republic said they arrested three men suspected of killing former major league pitcher Pascual Perez during an attempted home robbery. Maximo Baez, the criminal investigations director, said one suspect confessed that he and four others planned to rob Perez's home. Police said they have identified the two other suspects, who remain fugitives. Police said they expect to file charges later Saturday. Perez, 55, last played for the New York Yankees in 1991. He was discovered by his ex-wife Thursday with severe head wounds in a town west of the capital of Santo Domingo. Police said he had been hit repeatedly with a hammer. Police said one of the suspects knew Perez and told authorities that they sought to steal his 2,400 monthly pension for his 11-year career in the majors. Another suspect was identified by police as a low-level drug dealer, while a third suspect was arrested Saturday after police said he sold one of P...

Enigmatic, troubled ex-Brave Perez killed

He was long removed from the halcyon days 29 years ago. Alone is his modest home in the Dominican Republic, former Braves starting pitcher Pascual Perez met a gruesome end. According to Dominican news reports, confirmed by the Associated Press and MLB, Perez was killed in his home early on Thursday during a robbery. The cause of death has not been verified. One Dominican news source...

Police arrest 3 in killing of Perez

Police in the Dominican Republic said they arrested three men suspected of killing former major league pitcher Pascual Perez during an attempted home robbery.

Former Major leaguer Pascual Perez assassinated in his house

Former Major Leaguer Pascual Perez was assassinated yesterday in his house reports “Diario Hoy” in the Dominican Republic. Perez was assassinated when criminals broke in his house to rob him. “Several individuals broke in Perez's house in the town of Don Gregorio, San Cristobal Province, and assassinated him,” said police spokesman Diego Pesqueira. “We're investigating...

Pascual Perez reportedly killed in robbery over pension payment

Former MLB pitcher Pascual Perez reportedly was killed on Thursday when he was stabbed during a robbery at his home in the Dominican Republic. According to reports, Perez, who pitched 11 seasons in the bigs and was an All-Star in 1983, received his MLB pension payment on Wednesday (supposedly for $2,000). A group of robbers entered his home in Don Gregorio de Nigua on Thursday to...

Former Major League Pitcher Pascual Perez Murdered in Dominican Republic Home

During his playing career former big-league pitcher Pascual Perez was known as one of the most colorful characters in the game. During an 11-season career with four teams, Perez won 67 games and held a 3.44 ERA, mostly as a starter. His last season came in 1991 with the New York Yankees. On Thursday, it was reported by two Spanish-language newspapers based in the...

Former Pitcher Pascual Perez Killed in DR

Major League Baseball is growing increasingly Latin American.  It's a good thing for the sports, for the Latin American communities, and for the players who leave their often impoverished homes to finally make good money and support their families.  However, every so often we are reminded of the violence that lies in the darkness of those countries.  This is not to say the...

Pascual Perez, flasher of bling, brother of Melido, great antagonizer of George: Rest In Peace

I read the thumbnail yesterday on the Google News link farm, and figured the Yankiverse would be all over it, so why bother adding two more pennies? Pascual Perez, shot in his home by a burglar. Ancient Yankee history, and bad Yankee history - remnant to an era we'd rather forget. But last night, I got to thinking about how Pascual lived and died - an honorable life - as opposed...

ICYMI: Former Braves pitcher found dead in robbery

((ht: The major league baseball player known more for missing a start due to getting lost driving to the ballpark than anything he ever did was found dead in his Dominican Republic home. Pascual Perez pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves among other teams in his 11-year Major League Baseball career and won 67 games. But to many, he was known mostly...

Former MLB pitcher Pascual Perez robbed and murdered

Pascual Perez was found murdered at his home in the Dominican Republic by ex-wife Maritza Montero on Thursday.The 55-year-old Perez’s body was found to have a severe head wound. Evidence at the scene suggests that whoever killed Perez had been searching for money according to Joel Valdemior, a prosecutor who is involved in the investigation. While the motive is not yet known,...
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