Pascual Perez Stats

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"History is like this sometimes. Halley's comet finally returns and it can't be distinguished from an incoming Boeing. Scientists peek at the Shroud of Turin and it turns out to be a late purchase from the neighborhood Rexall. And now this. The patient baseball fans of Philadelphia wait 18 seasons for a no-hitter to be pitched in Veterans Stadium, and it occurs on a rainy September night when a quirky major-leaguer throws five hitless innings against a listless ball club. But there it is. Pascual Perez of Montreal threw a no-hitter last night. Umpire Harry Wendelstedt waved off the game after a 90-minute rain delay and Perez's name was etched forever in the record book." - Sportswriter Bob Ford in The Inquirer (09/25/1988, 'Perez Blanks The Phils On 5-inning No-hitter', Source )

Pascual Perez

Pascual Perez Autograph on a 1988 Donruss (#591)

Pascual Perez Autograph on a 1988 Donruss (#591)

Career
Wild Card
Division
World Series
Birth Name:
Pascual Gross Pérez
Nickname:
I-285 - Perimeter Perez - Wrong-Way Pascual
Born On:
05-17-1957  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
San Cristóbal, San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic
Year of Death Data Died On:
11-01-2012 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
San Gregorio de Nigua, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
Cemetery:
Cementerio Municipal San Gregorio, San Gregorio de Nigua, D.R.
High School:
Parroquial Santa Rita (San Cristobal, Dominican Republic)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
163
First Game:
05-07-1980 (Age 22)
Last Game:
10-02-1991
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent

Pascual Perez

Pascual Perez Pitching Stats

1980 23 Pirates 2 2 0 0 1 .000 3.75 0 0 0 12.0 51 15 5 6 0 2 0 7 0 2 0 -
1981 24 Pirates 17 13 1 2 7 .222 3.96 2 0 0 86.1 380 92 38 50 5 34 9 46 5 3 1 -
1982 25 Braves 16 11 2 4 4 .500 3.06 0 0 0 79.1 333 85 27 35 4 17 3 29 2 0 1 -
1983 26 Braves 33 33 0 15 8 .652 3.43 7 1 0 215.1 889 213 82 88 20 51 5 144 7 4 0 -
1984 27 Braves 30 30 0 14 8 .636 3.74 4 1 0 211.2 864 208 88 96 26 51 5 145 4 3 5 -
1985 28 Braves 22 22 0 1 13 .071 6.14 0 0 0 95.1 453 115 65 72 10 57 10 57 2 1 2 -
1987 30 Expos 10 10 0 7 0 1.000 2.30 2 0 0 70.1 273 52 18 21 5 16 1 58 1 1 1 -
1988 31 Expos 27 27 0 12 8 .600 2.44 4 2 0 188.0 741 133 51 59 15 44 6 131 5 7 10 -
1989 32 Expos 33 28 3 9 13 .409 3.31 2 0 0 198.1 811 178 73 85 15 45 13 152 6 4 1 -
1990 33 Yankees 3 3 0 1 2 .333 1.29 0 0 0 14.0 52 8 2 3 0 3 0 12 1 0 0 -
1991 34 Yankees 14 14 0 2 4 .333 3.18 0 0 0 73.2 299 68 26 26 7 24 1 41 3 0 2 -
11 Years 207 193 6 67 68 .496 3.44 21 4 0 1,244.1 5,146 1,167 475 541 107 344 53 822 36 25 23 -

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Pascual Perez Hitting Stats

1980 23 Pirates 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250
1981 24 Pirates 18 22 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 2 0 0 0 .136 .136 .227
1982 25 Braves 16 18 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 6 5 0 0 0 .167 .286 .278
1983 26 Braves 33 75 4 12 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 27 7 0 0 2 .160 .192 .160
1984 27 Braves 32 66 5 5 1 1 0 0 3 6 0 29 6 0 1 0 .076 .164 .121
1985 28 Braves 22 25 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 13 4 0 0 0 .120 .214 .120
1987 30 Expos 12 24 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 0 .042 .042 .042
1988 31 Expos 41 54 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 25 6 0 1 0 .037 .103 .037
1989 32 Expos 35 54 2 11 3 0 0 0 8 2 0 19 9 1 0 0 .204 .228 .259
1990 33 Yankees 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1991 34 Yankees 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
11 Years 228 342 26 41 6 2 0 0 15 20 0 139 40 1 2 2 .120 .173 .149

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Pascual Perez Fielding Stats

1980 Pirates P 2 2 36 2 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
1981 Pirates P 17 13 259 21 1.2 20 7 13 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .952 2.08
1982 Braves P 16 11 238 21 1.3 20 9 11 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .952 2.27
1983 Braves P 33 33 646 61 1.8 57 24 33 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .934 2.38
1984 Braves P 30 30 635 60 2.0 59 19 40 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.51
1985 Braves P 22 22 286 17 0.8 16 7 9 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .941 1.51
1987 Expos P 10 10 211 26 2.6 23 6 17 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .885 2.94
1988 Expos P 27 27 564 51 1.9 51 13 38 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.44
1989 Expos P 33 28 595 45 1.4 43 17 26 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .956 1.95
1990 Yankees P 3 3 42 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1991 Yankees P 14 14 221 14 1.0 12 2 10 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .857 1.47
P Totals 207 193 3,733 318 1.5 303 105 198 15 9 n/a n/a n/a .953 2.19
11 Years 207 193 3,733 318 1.5 303 105 198 15 9 n/a n/a n/a .953 2.19

Pascual Perez

Pascual Perez Miscellaneous Stats

1980 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 3.50 5.25 1.50
1981 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 2.2 0.0 1.35 4.80 3.54
1982 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 1.71 3.29 1.93
1983 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.8 25.0 2.82 6.02 2.13
1984 Braves 1 0 1.000 0 2 n/a 0.0 2.3 22.0 2.84 6.17 2.17
1985 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.9 25.0 1.00 5.38 5.38
1987 Expos 0 0 .000 0 2 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 3.63 7.42 2.05
1988 Expos 0 1 .000 0 14 n/a 0.0 2.2 0.0 2.98 6.27 2.11
1989 Expos 0 0 .000 0 2 n/a 0.0 2.8 6.8 3.38 6.90 2.04
1990 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.00 7.71 1.93
1991 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.71 5.01 2.93
11 Years 1 1 .500 0 21 0 0.0 2.5 22.8 2.39 5.95 2.49

Pascual Perez

Pascual Perez Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1980 Pittsburgh Pirates 25 $30,000.00 - -
1981 Pittsburgh Pirates 25 $32,500.00 - -
1982 Atlanta Braves 27 $33,500.00 - -
1983 Atlanta Braves 27 $125,000.00 Stats -
1984 Atlanta Braves 27 $235,500.00 - -
1985 Atlanta Braves 27 $450,000.00 - -
1987 Montreal Expos 34 $75,000.00 - -
1988 Montreal Expos 34 $70,000.00 - -
1989 Montreal Expos 34 $850,000.00 - -
1990 New York Yankees 34 $1,400,000.00 - -
1991 New York Yankees 34 $2,133,333.00 - -
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Did you know that Pascual Perez, also known as Perimeter Perez once appeared in a television commercial that spoofed the whole wrong-way Pascual incident (Wrong-Way Pascual had two previous starts in Fulton County Stadium, but spent two hours driving around the city looking for the exit, had to stop for gas, then needed to borrow money, recalling, "There's a big radio and the merengue music was real loud. I forgot my wallet, so I have no money and no license. I pass around the city two times easy, but the car so hot I stop at a gas station. I ask for $10 worth, and the guy say, 'You Pascual Perez? People been waiting for you at the stadium.' I'm 20 minutes away, he tell me. I feel like a heart attack. I think I get fired, maybe. Boss Torre say he fine me $100. I say, 'What you say, $100?' He smile, say, 'Ciento pesos' I smile. Ciento pesos worth only 10 bucks.")? Sports Illustrated, May 23, 1983, (Volume 58, No. 21, John Garrity, 'He Has Found The Way To Go', Page 72) had this great excerpt about the incident:
Pascual Perimeter Perez
Pascual "Perimeter" Perez Krystal Burgers Commercial

"Buenos dias," says the man in the commercial, one gold tooth gleaming in his smile. "I am Pascual Perez. [This is from the English subtitles; the soundtrack is in Spanish.] I work very hard to earn this baseball cap, but you don't have to. You just go to Krystal to get a Braves cap like mine...for only two-fifty. Plus, get a schedule so you can come to all the games." He grins. "Personally, I suggest you get a map, too."

That's an odd recommendation considering that if Perez had carried a map with him last Aug. 19, he wouldn't be making commercials for a fast-food chain today. That was the day when Perez, a righthanded pitcher from the Dominican Republic, missed a crucial start because, while driving to the stadium in a rented car, he got lost on Atlanta's perimeter freeway system and circled the city three times before running out of gas. Perez,' teammates, mired in a 2-19 slump, found the mishap so hilarious that they laughed their way into a 13-2 winning streak and then went on to win the National League West, thereby making Perez' ride more familiar to Atlanta schoolchildren than Paul Revere's. Now he wears 1-285 on the back of his warmup jacket and smiles indulgently when he's called Perimeter Perez or Wrong-Way Pascual. "When I get lost, I make our luck better," says Perez. "Mine too. Now, every time I pitch in Atlanta, the people like me."

Pascual Perez threw a five-inning rain-shortened no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies on September 24, 1988 . It was the first no-hitter in Veterans Stadium history. Pascual allowed one walk, and another Phillies baserunner reached on an error. Umpire Harry Wendelstedt waved off the game after a 90-minute rain delay after the game was stopped by rain with one out in the top of the sixth inning. Pascual's brother, Melido Perez , ALSO pitched a rain shortened no-hitter, a six-and-a-half inning no-no on July 12, 1990 , in Yankee Stadium. Since each instance was less than nine innings, they are both considered unofficial (according to Major League Baseball) no-hitters. Do not worry about doing the research, we did it, they are the only two brothers in Major League history to each throw a rain-shortened no-hitter.

Pascual Perez No-Hitter
Pascual Perez No-Hitter ( Box Score ) | The Cincinnati Enquirer | September 25, 1988 | Page B-4
I-285 was suspended in March 1992, after failing a drug test the day he arrived for Spring Training with the New York Yankees. Pascual was entering the final season of a three-year, $5.7 million contract, but never returned to Major League Baseball. He retired in his homeland of the Dominican Republic where he was murdered on November 1, 2012, by three robbers who beat him to death with a hammer in an attempt to steal his $2,400 monthly baseball pension check ( Additional Details ).

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