EX-MLB ALL-STAR Pascual Perez Stabbed to Death In Home Robbery
Former Major League Baseball all star pitcher Pascual Perez was stabbed to death in a home invasion robbery in Hiana, about 10 miles west of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, according to multiple local reports.
Pascual Perez, The 55-year-old former Atlanta Braves pitcher is believed to have been the victim of a premeditated home invasion robbery was reportedly stabbed in the neck during the incident.
When police arrived at the scene, Perez’s home had been ransacked and it appeared that the perpetrators were looking for money and other belongings.
Alhough Perez lived alone, he had kidney problems that forced him to undergo dialysis three teams a week.
According to reports from one of the country’s leading local newspapers, Listín Diario, Perez was set to receive part of his MLB pension on the day of his death.
The victim’s brother, Mélido Perez, told local news that Perez was attacked by people he knew personally because the suspects new the exact day the former MLB player was to receive a $4,000 check
Pascual Perez, pitched in the Major leagues for 11 years . He played for a slew of MLB teams — including the Pirates, Braves, Expos and Yankees. He made the All-Star squad back in 1983 — the same year he had a 3.43 ERA.
Pascual got the nickname “Perimeter Perez” when he got lost on the I-285 while driving himself to a Braves game back in 1982 on a day he was scheduled to start.
Perez was attacked by several intruders in the home invasion, but the police have not apprehended any suspects as yet in connection to the murder.