11. Tony Perez
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: May 14, 1942 in Camaguey, Ca Cuba
  • Weight: 175 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: July 26, 1964
  • Final Game: October 05, 1986
  • All-Star Game MVP - 1967
  • TSN All-Star - 1970
  • TSN All-Star - 1973
  • Lou Gehrig Memorial Award - 1980
 
AB R H HR RBI SB AVG
9778 1272 2732 379 1652 490.279
 
Before the Big Red Machine got going, Tony Perez had already established himself as an All Star.  As the team became “The Big Red Machine”, Perez would again go on an All Star tear, and was known for his clutch hitting.  He would go over 100 Runs Batted In six times and would also exceed the 25 Home Run mark six times.

Perez may not have been the best player for Cincinnati during their back-to-back World Series titles in the 1970’s but he was labeled by manager Sparky Anderson as the “heart and soul” of the team.  It was a huge loss when he was traded but fittingly he would return to Cincinnati to finish his career. 

He would enter the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: First Base, Third Base
  • Acquired: Signed as an Amateur Free Agent 3/12/60.
  • Departed: Traded to the Montreal Expos with Will McEnaney for Woodie Fryman and Dale Murray 12/16/76.

    Acquired (2):
    Purchased from the Philadelphia Phillies 12/6/83.

    Departed (2):
    Retired after the 1986 Season.
  • Games Played: 1948
  • Notable Statistics: 936 Runs Scored
    1,934 Hits
    339 Doubles
    56 Triples
    287 Home Runs
    1,192 RBI
    39 Stolen Bases
    .283/.346/.474 Slash Line
    45.6 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: World Series Champion (1975 & 1976)
    All Star Game (1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1974, 1975 & 1976)
    All Star Game MVP (1967)
    Most Putouts by a First Baseman (1973)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a First Baseman (1973)
    Most Putouts by a Third Baseman (1968)
    Most Assists by a Third Baseman (1969 & 1971)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a Third Baseman (1968 & 1969)
    Most Total Zone Runs by a First Baseman (1975)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a First Baseman (1974)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Third Baseman (1971)
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