August 29, 1998 |
Tony Perez was inducted into the Cincinnati Reds' Hall of Fame before last night's game against the visiting Florida Marlins. Perez and Cy Seymour, an outfielder for the Reds from 1902 to 1906, were the first inducted into the team's hall in 10 years. Perez, now a special assistant in Florida's front office, received a replica of his plaque during on-field ceremonies. Perez was a vital part of the Big Red Machine and managed the Reds for 44 games in 1993. Managing executive John Allen resurrected the team's Hall of Fame, which was ignored after Marge Schott took over the team in the 1980s.
May 25, 1993 |
The Cincinnati Reds fired Tony Perez yesterday, only 44 games into his first season as manager, and replaced him with former New York Mets manager Davey Johnson. The stunning firing came less than seven months after Perez, affectionately known as "Doggie" in Cincinnati, agreed to a one-year contract that left little margin for error. General manager Jim Bowden awoke Perez and told him by telephone that he was fired. "Forty-four games into the season, I don't think it's fair," Perez said.
September 7, 1997 |
For the first time since his major- league call-up, Pete Rose Jr. got to play third base with boyhood friend Eduardo Perez at first base yesterday. Rose Jr., the son of baseball's all-time hits leader, pinch-hit in the fourth inning of a 13-4 loss to Pittsburgh and stayed in the game at third base for four innings. Perez, the son of former Reds first baseman and manager Tony Perez, was already at first. It was the first time that a Rose and a Perez were on the field defensively for Cincinnati since the fourth and final game of the 1976 World Series win over the New York Yankees.
May 1, 2012 |
The Angels' Torii Hunter, who has the fewest errors of any outfielder in history with more than 4,500 chances, lost a fly ball in a brutal sun field in Cleveland on Sunday and allowed two runs to score. The error was only Hunter's 36th in 4,525 chances. Around the bigs The Yankees left 15 men on base on Sunday but still beat the Tigers, 6-2. The major- league record for men left on in a nine-inning game is 20, set by a team rarely associated with futility - the 1956 Yankees of Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle.
October 31, 1992 |
Marge Schott has what she wants: a manager who knows the Cincinnati Reds and will tolerate her dog. And it doesn't hurt that the manager's nickname is Doggie. Batting instructor Tony Perez, a member of Cincinnati's "Big Red Machine" in the 1970s, has never managed. But the Reds' most reliable clutch hitter of those great teams was given a one-year contract yesterday, underscoring the team's hesitance to make a long-term commitment. Former manager Lou Piniella, who resigned earlier this month, got a three-year contract in 1990.
October 8, 1986 |
Tony Perez, who just retired from the Cincinnati Reds, announced yesterday that he would return next year as a coach with the National League team. The Reds offered Perez, 44, a choice of jobs within the organization after his retirement Sunday. He said he thought about scouting for the club in Latin America but decided he wanted to remain on the major-league squad. "I think the best I can do for the Cincinnati ball club is be a coach for the guys," said the longtime first baseman.
March 22, 1997 |
There was little showboating this time for Roy Jones Jr., the light heavyweight who thinks of himself as the best pound-for-pound fighter alive. Little playing to the crowd and almost none of his usual comic facial expressions and shimmy shakes. This time, there was dismay. This time, there was a swollen lump under his left eye. This time, there was defeat. In another of boxing's too-frequent bizarre endings, an apparent ninth-round knockout by Jones became a disqualification, and the World Boxing Council light-heavyweight title went to little-known Montell Griffin of Chicago, who was being revived while referee Tony Perez was making his decision last night.
October 23, 1998 |
The Los Angeles Dodgers reached an agreement with Davey Johnson last night, and will introduce him as their manager during a news conference today at Dodger Stadium. Johnson accepted the offer after completing negotiations with president Bob Graziano and general manager Kevin Malone. In succeeding Glenn Hoffman, Johnson becomes only the Dodgers' fifth manager since the franchise moved to Los Angeles in 1958 - but their third in four months. The Los Angeles Times reported that Johnson will receive a multiyear package worth about $1 million annually, making the former Phillies second baseman one of the game's highest-paid field leaders.
February 17, 2013 |
Sixteen years ago, Louise Fischer and Tony Perez purchased a stone Tudor in Roxborough. With the sale came a bin of blueprints and three bound volumes chronicling the 1920 construction of the house. The archival material confirmed that beneath shag carpets and lime-green paint was a home with elegant bones. In 1997, Fischer was living in a new townhouse in Andorra and shopping for a place with character she could share with Perez, who loved old homes. Her daughter, Lisa Santoro, had found a prospect on Green Lane.
February 24, 2000 |
OK, so the Super Bowl has been over for a few weeks, and you are ready to start thinking about baseball. But before you do, why not take one more run through your commons box and see if you can locate a Kurt Warner rookie card? You see, according to Beckett.com, the "authority" on card pricing, Warner's rookie card has increased in value a whopping 14,000 percent. (That's not a typo.) Warner's first card was issued in 1999 by Pacific (it was No. 343), and it has been actively trading of late in the $35-to-$40 range.