Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 9/26/12
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2001 DONRUSS ELITE ASPIRATIONS TIMO PEREZ Fun facts/fictions about Timo Perez for your late-September, fourth-place, 2X-games-out reading pleasure… Timo is the only player named “Timo” ever to play in the majors. “Timo” spelled backward is “omit.” “Perez” spelled backward is “zerep.” Before coming to the Mets, Timo spent four years with the Hiroshima Carp. Timo was lead guitarist and backing vocalist for little-known R&B family group The Perez 5. Timo was second in the NL in sacrifice flies in 2003, finishing with a total of 9. Timo is 97th all time in Total Zone Runs as LF, with 13. I have no idea what this means. Timo’s favorite movie is The Lion King 1 1/2. Timo wore uniform number 6 during his tenure with the Mets. Other Mets of note to wear the same number include Al Weis, Mike Vail, Wally Backman, Carlos Baerga, and Trot Nixon. Timo hit .389 in 90 at bats with the Detroit Tigers in 2007, his last season to date in the bigs. Wait, Trot Nixon played for the Mets? Wh
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