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‘Baseball as It Was’ Episode #28: Tony Perez

One of the stars who powered the Big Red Machine, Tony Perez’ standout years in Cincinnati earned him a ticket to the Hall of Fame. In total, he played 23 seasons with the Reds, Red Sox, Expos and Phillies. Among the topics discussed: -How those who have recently made the daunting journey from Cuba to the United States relate to his transition in 1960 at age 17 -His critical home...
Via Baseball Essential
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Perez and Griffey Sr to manage in All-Star Futures Game

NEW YORK (AP) Former Cincinnati Reds teammates Tony Perez and Ken Griffey Sr. will be the managers for the All-Star Futures Game at Cincinnati on July 12. Perez played for the Reds from 1964-76 during a 23-season major league career and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2000. Griffey spent 19 seasons in the major leagues and was with the Reds from 1973-81 and 1988-90. Major League...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

FanFest to be filled with legends

  Those wanting to take in FanFest at this year's All-Star game in Cincinnati will be treated to a great even with "at least 11 Hall of Famers and a host of Cincinnati stars," according to "All-time greats like Barry Larkin, Tony Perez, Lou Brock and Ozzie Smith are scheduled to attend and interact with the crowd, as are fellow baseball immortals like Orlando Cepeda, Andre...
Via Fox Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds to honor Perez with statue

  The Reds will honor Tony Perez with a bronze statue at Great American Ball Park on August 22, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. “A native of Cuba, Perez was a key member of the two-time world champion Big Red Machine. In 2000, the first baseman became a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and remains one of franchise's most beloved players.” Local artist Tom Tsuchiya...
Via Fox Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Pine Tar Press
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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