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Ex-MLB All-Star

Stabbed to Death

in Home Invasion Robbery

11/1/2012 8:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Pascual Perez was stabbed to death in a home invasion robbery in the Dominican Republic ... this according to multiple local reports.

Perez -- who pitched in the Majors for 11 years -- was reportedly stabbed in the neck during the incident. There is speculation Perez was killed for his MLB pension payment he received before the murder.

Perez 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.

So far, it's unclear if anyone has been arrested in connection to the murder.

Perez was 55.

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Saw him pitch against the Giants in 84. He had one helluva change-up, but he'd really piss off opposing batters with that bang-bang gun thing he'd do with his hand after a strikeout. R.I.P.

720 days ago


That's sad. Make something of yourself, get to retire only to be killed for your pension check.

720 days ago

Jay W.     

Very sad news. RIP Pascual.

720 days ago

Cheryl A.    

Horrible news, Rest in Peace, Sir.

720 days ago


this is what happens when you return to a third world country with millions in baseball money

720 days ago


Sorry that he died but I wouldn't categorize this under celebrity news. Besides, shouldn't you people be writing about how Romney shot a spit ball during the 2nd grade or something?

720 days ago


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720 days ago


That's very sad. I guess he went back to his home country so he could live a good life on that pension. I can't believe the evil that money will perpetuate. RIP

720 days ago


Very tragic news. My condolences to his family. RIP Pascual.

720 days ago


I know it's ur home, but If I knew about all these major league baseball players and their families who have been robbed, kidnapped, killed, etc in the Dominican Republic, I would not go back there to live. People know u got money and its a poor place. Poverty breeds crime. I would have taken my whole family to live somewhere with more structured laws. This is just sad!

720 days ago


He was probaly living like a king with that pension plan. I feel bad for the situation. There are some very nice areas out there.

720 days ago

Melissa B    

Have no clue who he is, but this is SO sad. SO sad. RIP, and my condolences to his family, friends and fans.

720 days ago

Miriam L. Wright    

this is a DAMN SHAME!!! what was the robber going to do....make him cash his pension check AND THEN GIVE HIM THE CASH????

720 days ago


TMZ, get your facts straight please, his nickname was NEVER Perimeter Perez it was plain I-285 because he circled I-285 highway on his way to a start and missed it because that highway is one big circle and he couldn't find his way off to the stadium. RIP I-285!

720 days ago


I live in Dominican Republic and i think is very stupid to talk about a country you don't know anything about because stuff like this happens everyday at least here you dont see people abducting raping and mutiliting little girls like in the US

720 days ago
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