Happy 47th Birthday Melido Perez!
Melido Perez may have only appeared in three games ever for the Kansas City Royals, but I think I must have hadÂ at leastÂ a dozen baseball cards growing up of him in a Royals uniform. I remember each year just being amazed by the hair of he an his older brother Pascual. This was the late 1980′s and the jheri curl wasÂ definitelyÂ in full effect.
Signed by the Royals in 1983 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic, Perez made three starts in 1987 for the Royals before being traded during the winter with Chuck Mount, John Davis, and Greg Hibbard to the Chicago White Sox for veteran Floyd Bannister and Dave Cochrane.
Perez would go on to pitch eight more season in the majors, four each with the White Sox and New York Yankees before retiring at the end of spring training in 1997.
Currently Perez is the Mayor ofÂ San Gregorio de Nigua in the Dominican Republic.
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