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Ed Perozo wanted the chance, did job over nine pro seasons; Made high-A, independent ball

Ed Perozo 1990 Lynchburg Red Sox card; Perozo up close holding bat

Ed Perozo picked up his first at bat in almost two months in August 1992 after a broken foot and he made it count, The Columbia State wrote.

Perozo did so as he knocked a bases-loaded, extra-inning single for the win, The State wrote.

"We didn't want to lose this opportunity," Perozo told The State afterward. "I wanted this chance. I got it and I did the job."

Perozo eventually did the job enough to see nine pro seasons. He topped out at high-A.

Perozo's career began in 1989, signed by the Red Sox as a free agent out of his native Venezuela.

Perozo started with the Red Sox between the rookie Gulf Coast League and short-season Elmira. He hit .238 in 52 games.

He moved to high-A Lynchburg for 1990, then moved to the Mets system mid-year. He finished out at short-season Pittsfield and saw a game at high-A St. Lucie.

Perozo arrived at single-A Columbia for 1991 and returned there for 1992. In May 1992, Perozo picked up three hits, including a two-run home run in a win, The State wrote

"Blackie gave me a chance to play. I want to show him I can do it," Perozo told The State, referring to his manager Tim Blackwell. "I want to keep it going like I have these past couple weeks."

Perozo returned to the Red Sox for 1993, at high-A Fort Lauderdale. He saw 49 games and hit .219 to end his affiliated career.

He then moved to independent ball for four seasons. He saw San Antonio, Laredo, Grays Harbor and then Adirondack and Tri-City in 1997 to end his career.

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:4,125
Made the Majors:1,365-33.1%
Never Made Majors:2,760-66.9%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:556
10+ Seasons in the Minors:336

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