Robert Pérez (baseball)

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Robert Pérez
Born: (1969-06-04) June 4, 1969 (age 54)
Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: July 20, 1994, for the Toronto Blue Jays
NPB: October 9, 1999, for the Orix BlueWave
Last appearance
NPB: April 3, 1999, for the Orix BlueWave
MLB: October 7, 2001, for the Milwaukee Brewers
MLB statistics
Batting average.254
Home runs8
Runs batted in44
NPB statistics
Batting average.253
Home runs2
Runs batted in23
KBO statistics
Batting average.306
Home runs35
Runs batted in144
Member of the Venezuelan
Baseball Hall of Fame
Election methodContemporary Committee

Robert Alexander Pérez Jiménez (born June 4, 1969) is a Venezuelan former professional baseball outfielder who played for the Toronto Blue Jays, Seattle Mariners, Montreal Expos, New York Yankees and Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB) in parts of six seasons spanning 1994–2001. Listed at 6' 3", 205 lb., he batted and threw right handed.[1]


Born in Ciudad Bolívar, Pérez started his professional baseball career in the Venezuelan League as a 19-year-old rookie during the 1988–1989 season. He was signed by the Blue Jays organization as an amateur free agent in 1989.[1]

In a six-season career, Pérez posted a batting average of .254 (126-for-497) with eight home runs and 74 runs batted in in 221 games, including 49 runs, 19 doubles, one triple and three stolen bases.[1]

In 2007 and 2008 Pérez played in the Mexican League, batting over .300 both years. He also spent time in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) and Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) while playing for the Orix BlueWave (1999) and the Lotte Giants (2003–2004, 2007), respectively, and played with the Novara United of the Italian Baseball League during the 2011 season.[2] In 2003, he tried to make a comeback to the majors by signing a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners, was released at the end of spring training.

Besides, Pérez spent his entire 27-season career in the Venezuelan League with the Cardenales de Lara club between the 1989-90 and 2014-15 tournaments to become a living legend in his country, where he is nicknamed El Hombre Historia (The History Man). Such a nickname comes from the fact he set several all-time records in Venezuelan baseball history, including for the most home runs (125), RBIs (738), doubles (222) extra-base hits (382) and game appearances (1,300).[3]

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  1. ^ a b c "Robert Perez MLB statistics".
  2. ^ Baseball Reference – Robert Perez MiLB statistics
  3. ^ Robert Pérez VPBL statistics Retrieved on June 10, 2015.

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