Former Braves pitcher Pascual Perez killed in robbery

Former Braves pitcher Pascual Perez was killed in an armed robbery at his residence in the Dominican Republic, a Dominican news website reported.

Perez, who earned the nickname “Perimeter Perez” when he got lost on I-285 en route to a Braves game in 1982, was reportedly stabbed in the neck, according to the Dominican Today website.

Perez, 55, played with the Braves for four seasons, from 1982-85. He pitched a total of 11 years in the Major Leagues, with Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Montreal and the New York Yankees.

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Pascual Perez Killed in Home Robbery

November 1st, 2012
11:09 am

victor

November 1st, 2012
11:35 am

RIP…great pitcher 4 the Braves

Bob

November 1st, 2012
1:30 pm

RIP Pascual (I-285) Perez.

We enjoyed watching you pitch. Thought and Prayers to Family and loved ones.

NO MORE FREDI

November 1st, 2012
1:36 pm

This is sad news. He was the main guy involved in that brawl with the Padres back in the 80’s.

Julia Mehr

November 1st, 2012
1:45 pm

Jul, reallly sad news here.

GM

BillR

November 1st, 2012
2:41 pm

Lasorda once called him out for wearing a shiny gold necklace which ‘distracted’ the Dodger batters. Ump made him remove it. Great memories of him.

Belle of Acworth

November 1st, 2012
2:55 pm

Perimeter Perez – ah, yes, I remember him well. Very sad news.

Sittin in CF

November 1st, 2012
4:17 pm

Will never forget Perez hiding behind Bob Horner in the Padres brawl. Horner had a broke wrist and Perez was in the dugout behind him shaking his bat at Craig Nettles (I think that’s who it was).

yadira

November 2nd, 2012
12:41 am

Oh wow sad…
RIP…god bless
Us all from all
The evil in this
World…

NW Brave

November 2nd, 2012
10:13 am

Got to watch a great pitchers duel between Perez and Fenando in the early 80’s. Both pitched a great game with the Braves losing 1-0 on a Dusty Baker homerun. It was one of my earliest Braves moments. This is sad news for Brave’s fans everywhere.

PR

November 2nd, 2012
12:21 pm

Pasqual Perez was supposed to be the Braves’ starting pitcher the night he got lost on I-285, but showed up in the dugout in the middle innings with the story of his adventure. The comic relief helped snapped a 19 of 21 game losing streak that night. Braves trivia here — who started the game in Perez’s absence?

joe

November 2nd, 2012
12:29 pm

was his brother, Melido involved?

Bad Dawg

November 7th, 2012
1:45 pm

@PR

That would be Phil Niekro.