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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Julio Perez, Manufactured Run - 1201

Julio Perez helped manufacture a run for his single-A Macon team in this June 1987 contest and it got his team an early lead.

Perez started by working a walk, according to The Sumter Item. He then used his speed to steal second and then take third on a bad throw. It then paid off with Perez scoring on an infield single.

That stolen base for Perez was one of 29 he swiped in 1987. He went on to steal a total of 129 in his six-season professional career. He never had the chance to steal one in the majors.

Perez' career began in 1985, signed by the Pirates as an undrafted free agent out of his native Dominican Republic. Perez has also been referred to by his given first name, Pedro Perez.

Perez opened between the rookie Gulf Coast League and short-season Watertown. He hit .299 in 64 games between them.

For 1986, he moved to single-A Macon. In 121 games there, he hit .292 and stole 32 bases. A Perez ninth-inning double helped win an April game. He returned to Macon for 1987, hitting .308.

Perez played 1988 between single-A Salem and Miami. He hit .270, with 36 stolen bases. For 1989, he moved to AA Harrisburg. His average fell to .244. His stolen bases also fell to eight.

Perez returned to Harrisburg in 1990. In just 63 games, he hit .232. He picked up three hits in a May game, and two hits an three RBI in a July game. It was his final season as a pro.
1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured:1,705
Made the Majors: 820 - 48.1%
Never Made Majors: 885-51.9%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 357
10+ Seasons in the Minors:205

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