Atanasio Pérez

Third base, First base

Atanasio Pérez Rigal

Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Born: May 14, 1942, Ciego De Ávila, Cuba

Atanasio Tony Pérez Rigal was a fixture on Cincinnati's Big Red Machine clubs of the 1970s. A native Cuban, he left a job in a Havana sugar-cane factory to sign with the Reds organization. In 1967, he notched the first of seven 100-RBI campaigns, concluding his career with 1,652 RBIs over 23 Major League seasons. Respected for his clutch hitting, he belted three home runs in the 1975 World Series, including a key two-run shot in Game 7, one of two world championships he earned.

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