1971 - 1976
Marty Perez
Martin Roman Perez Jr. was born on February 28, 1947, in Visalia, California. Perez was signed as an amateur free agent in 1964 by the Los Angeles Angels. He was 22 years old when made his major league debut on September 9, 1969, with the California Angels. He was traded to Atlanta in October 1970. In June of 1976 Perez was traded from the Braves to the San Francisco Giants, and then in March of 1977 he was traded to the New York Yankees, not even a month later the Yankees traded him to the Oakland Athletics. He played with the Athletics for over a year before they released him.
Braves Career Highlights
Perez was a member of the heavy-hitting Atlanta Braves for over five seasons; he replaces Sonny Jackson at shortstop in 1971 and moved to second base in 1974. He most mostly in the lineup for his glove and defensive skills, but in 1973 he hit eight home runs and 57 RBIs. Marty compiled a .248 batting average while amassing 1,929 assists on the infield in 690 games for the Braves.
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