Former MLB pitcher Pascual Perez killed during robbery
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (4E Sports) – Former MLB pitcher Pascual Perez was reportedly killed by robbers at his home in the Dominican Republic. Police said there were several people who attacked Perez.
But there were conflicting reports as to how the former right-handed Major League pitcher died.
These ranged from being struck in the head, to being hacked by a machete, and to stabbing in the neck. So far a cause of death has not been announced and no suspects are in custody.
Perez, 55, lived in San Gregorio de Nigua.
He debuted with the Pirates in 1980, then went on to the Braves and Expos before finishing his career with the Yankees. He went 15-8 in 1983 and 14-8 in ’84 while with Atlanta, and was a National League All-Star in ’83.
Over his 11-year career, he recorded a 67-68 record and a 3.44 ERA in 207 career games.
His best performance came in 1988 when he no-hit the Phildelphia Phillies in a rain-shortened game that went five innings. Though it was later declassified as an official no-hitter because the game didn’t go nine innings, it became the first no-hitter in the history of Veterans Stadium.
Perez was suspended in 1992 because of two positive tests for cocaine. Dominican newspaper Hoy reported that he suffered from a kidney ailment.
He had two brothers who were also former Major League pitchers. These were Melido Perez, who played for the Royals, White Sox and Yankees from 1987-95, and Carlos Perez, who was with the Expos and Dodgers from 1995-2000.
According to Hoy, Perez had been the subject of a death rumor back on Nov. 16, 2010, which was later refuted by a brother.