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This Date In Royals History–May 16, 1982

1982: Dennis Leonard survived a rough two innings, settled in, and shut down the Red Sox for seven innings, as the Royals picked up a 4-0 win over Boston at Royals Stadium. Jerry Remy started the game with a single and stole second with one out, but Leonard retired Jim Rice on a popup and Tony Perez on a groundout. In the second, the Red Sox loaded the bases with two outs, but...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Q&A: Tony Perez, an RBI approach to the HoF

Tony Perez was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000, a reward for 23 years of productivity, the first 16 of which were spent with the Cincinnati Reds. A respected hitter from 1964 through 1986, the native of Cuba was a renowned run-producer. A .279/.341/.463 lifetime hitter, and 7-time All-Star, he ranks 28th all-time with 1,652 RBIs. Now 70 years old, he serves as a special...
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July 23, 2012  |  Discuss

All-Star Game memories - The Reds' five MVPs

When Dave Bristol managed the Cincinnati Reds in the late 1960s, he said over and over and over again, If there is a way to win a ballgame, Tony Perez will find it.Perez proved it to the baseball world in the 1967 All-Star game in Anaheim, Calif., one of the classics.The game went 15 innings and was all about pitching. In all, there were 12 pitchers used and all 12 recorded at least...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Marlins: Questions To Be Answered

Now that our great city is pretty much done riding the wave of the Heat’s run to a championship, it goes without saying that all eyes will be on the Marlins. With the poor way the Marlins have been playing for the month of June, those eyes will now be looking for answers to a few questions. And if those questions aren’t answered to the satisfaction of fans, it may put a serious...
June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Marlins Hitting Woes: Nepotism?

"...this offense during all of Perez’s tenure as the Marlins hitting coach, is failure." We see it everywhere as time moves on and networking becomes that staple of career progression and competence becomes more of a footnote or accessory. “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”. That is what we hear all the time. And of course, we have seen the offspring...
April 27, 2012  |  1 Comment

4/12/12 - Tony Perez

Tony Perez on FOX Sports DayBreak
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April 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Tony Perez’ Advice to Barry Larkin

John Erardi of the Cincinnati Enquirer has a nice piece up today where he talks to Hall of Famer Tony Perez about what is about to change for recently elected Hall of Famer Barry Larkin. It isn’t how you think of yourself that changes, Perez said. It is how others think of you. That is the biggest thing that will change for Larkin, … [visit site to read more]
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January 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Barry Larkin – Hall of Famer!!!

Barry Larkin - 2012 Hall of Fame InducteeIt’s just been announced that Barry Larkin, Cincinnati native and all time Reds great, has been elected to the Professional Baseball HOF. He was the only player elected and he received 86% of the vote. Congratulations to Barry Larkin from Redleg Nation. Barry is the first Red elected to the HOF since Tony Perez in 2000. We’ll be filling...
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January 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Luminaries gather to back Minoso's Hall case

Minnie Minoso arrived early at U.S. Cellular Field, before the food had been put out for the luncheon being held in his honor. Wearing a snappy gray suit and looking remarkably upright for a man who turns 86 on Nov. 29, Minoso spotted countrymen Luis Tiant and Tony Perez. He went over and hugged his old friends and went around shaking hands.
November 17, 2011  |  Discuss

On this Day in Reds History: Two New Managers

October 30th, 1992 - Tony Perez is dubbed the team's new manager. Perez The hiring of Perez delighted many Reds fans. The former player had been a major cog in The Big Red Machine in the 70's, and many thought he would excel in his new role as manager. As it turned out, Perez was fired after just 44 games -- going 20-24 over his short tenure. The Cuban native had...
Via Redlegs Review
October 30, 2011  |  Discuss
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