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Thu Nov 1, 2012, 11:09 PM

Ex-pitcher Pascual Perez killed in robbery

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Former major league pitcher Pascual Perez, who had a troubled 11-season career that included two suspensions for drug use, was killed at his home in the Dominican Republic in an apparent robbery, police said Thursday.

Perez, who last played in the majors for the New York Yankees in 1991, was found with a severe head wound in a town west of the capital, Santo Domingo, and there was evidence at the scene to suggest that whoever killed him had been searching for money, said Joel Valdemiro, a prosecutor who is involved in the investigation.

No one was in custody and authorities did not reveal whether they had any suspects. Police said there were several assailants and that the house in the town of San Gregrorio de Nigua appeared to have been ransacked.

"It's an act of criminality, unfortunately," Valdemiro said, adding that there is evidence the killing might have been premeditated.

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/baseball/mlb/11/01/pascual-perez-killed.ap/index.html#ixzz2B1ykWZc0

R.I.P.

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Fri Nov 2, 2012, 06:55 PM

1. Very sad...

I hope they caught whoever is responsible.

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Fri Nov 2, 2012, 08:02 PM

2. sad to hear -- I was a fan of his as a kid

The Braves didn't have much going for them in the way of pitching in the 80s. Perez had a couple of good seasons with them around the time I started following baseball (and especially the braves) regularly.

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Sat Nov 3, 2012, 05:34 PM

3. The Crazy Cat.

 

I remember him starting one of the more entertaining brawls in baseball back when he played for Atlanta. He was a very colorful player.

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