Tony Pérez

Perez managing the Cincinnati Reds during Spring Training in 1993 in Bradenton, Florida
Pérez at the 2008 All-Star Game Red Carpet Parade

Cuban-American former professional baseball player, coach and manager.

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Big Red Machine

Nickname for the Cincinnati Reds baseball team that dominated the National League from 1970 to 1979 and is widely recognized as being among the best in baseball history.

Pete Rose pictured during the Big Red Machine era
Riverfront Stadium, where the Reds played during the 1970s

Rookie and future-Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson headed the Big Red Machine, which at its peak featured Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan and Tony Pérez, and was supported by Dave Concepción, George Foster, César Gerónimo and Ken Griffey, Sr. The Cincinnati Reds of the 1970s garnered more World Series appearances than any other team during that decade, and compiled an overall record of 953 wins and 657 losses.

Carolina League

Minor League Baseball league which has operated along the Atlantic Coast of the United States since 1945.

A few of the many Carolina League players who have gone on to star in the Major Leagues are: Johnny Bench (Peninsula, 1966), Wade Boggs (Winston-Salem, 1977), Barry Bonds (Prince William, 1985), Rod Carew (Wilson, 1966), Dock Ellis (Kinston, 1965), Dwight Evans (Winston-Salem, 1971), Dwight Gooden (Lynchburg, 1983), Zack Greinke (Wilmington, 2003), Andruw Jones (Durham, 1996), Chipper Jones (Durham, 1992), Willie McCovey (Danville, 1956), Joe Morgan (Durham, 1963), Dave Parker (Salem, 1972), Tony Pérez (Rocky Mount, 1962), Andy Pettitte (Prince William, 1993), Jorge Posada (Prince William, 1993), Darryl Strawberry (Lynchburg, 1981), Bernie Williams (Prince William, 1988), and Carl Yastrzemski (Raleigh, 1959).

San Diego Padres (PCL)

The San Diego Padres were a minor league baseball team which played in the Pacific Coast League from 1936 through 1968.

The Padres were the Triple-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds from 1962–65; some of their players (including Tony Pérez) would become vital cogs of what was called the "Big Red Machine" Reds' teams of the 1970s.

Cincinnati Reds

American professional baseball team based in Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Reds baseball team in 1909
Hall of famer Edd Roush led Cincinnati to the 1919 World Series.
Ted Kluszewski (1953)
Crosley Field (pictured in 1969), the Reds' home stadium from 1912 to 1970
Riverfront Stadium (pictured in 1974), the home stadium of the Reds from 1970 to 2002
Pete Rose at bat in a game at Dodger Stadium during the 1970s
George Foster slugged 52 home runs in 1977, earning the NL MVP award.
Eric Davis in 1990
Opening day at Riverfront Stadium, 1995
Great American Ball Park, the Reds' home stadium since 2003
Ken Griffey Jr. played in his hometown of Cincinnati from 2000 to 2008.
Joey Votto, first baseman (2007–present)
Great American Ball Park opened in 2003 along the Ohio River.
Logo (1915–1919)
Scott Rolen wearing the current Reds away uniform, featuring classic lettering.
Barry Larkin playing in Riverfront Stadium in 1990
Frank Robinson
Eppa Rixey
Ernie Lombardi
The Ohio Cup trophy
Marty Brennaman, the Hall of Fame "voice of the Reds"

Starting in the early 1960s, the Reds' farm system began producing a series of stars, including Jim Maloney (the Reds' pitching ace of the 1960s), Pete Rose, Tony Pérez, Johnny Bench, Lee May, Tommy Helms, Bernie Carbo, Hal McRae, Dave Concepción, and Gary Nolan.

Montreal Expos

The Montreal Expos (Les Expos de Montréal) were a Canadian professional baseball team based in Montreal, Quebec.

A game at Jarry Park, 1969
Andrés Galarraga, pictured here in 2002, also played with the Expos from 1985 to 1991.
The Expos, wearing their powder blue road uniforms, face the St. Louis Cardinals in 1991
Omar Minaya was the first Latin American-born general manager in MLB history.
Panoramic view taken prior to an Expos game at Olympic Stadium in 2004.
Youppi! prior to a game
A fan calls for a return of the Expos during the Jays-Reds exhibition series at Olympic Stadium in 2015.
Expos banner hanging at the Bell Centre

They supplemented their young roster with veteran acquisitions such as future Hall of Famer Tony Pérez, and in 1977, the Expos also hired Dick Williams as the team's manager.

Joe Morgan

American professional baseball second baseman who played Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Houston Colt .45s / Astros, Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, and Oakland Athletics from 1963 to 1984.

Morgan with the Cincinnati Reds in 1977
Morgan at bat for the Giants in 1981.
Morgan in the Baseball Hall of Fame parade in 2011.

Morgan, along with teammates Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Tony Pérez, and Dave Concepción, led the Reds to consecutive championships in the World Series.

Macon Peaches

The predominant name of the American minor league baseball franchise representing Macon, Georgia, during the 20th century.

From 1962–1964, the Peaches were an important upper-level affiliate (Double-A after 1962) of the Cincinnati Reds, producing Pete Rose, Tony Pérez, Lee May and Tommy Helms.

Pete Rose

American former professional baseball player and manager.

Rose in 2008
Rose walks onto the field at Shea Stadium with the Cincinnati Reds in 1976

Rose's team included future Hall of Famers Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan and Tony Pérez, and he was viewed as one of the club's leaders.

Riverfront Stadium

Multi-purpose stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States that was the home of the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball from 1970 through 2002 and the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League from 1970 to 1999.

The Stadium in 1980
The turf infield and dirt "slide pits" can be seen in this April 1995 photograph.
Cinergy Field after the left and center field stands were removed.
Cinergy Field during a Cincinnati Reds game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals on August 23, 2001. Construction of Great American Ballpark is visible in the background.
December 29, 2002 implosion.
The Riverfront Stadium site in June 2006. This photo was taken from the western concourse of Great American Ball Park. The Reds' Hall of Fame and Museum, Main Street, and the Cincinnati Bengals' Paul Brown Stadium is in the distance.
The logo the Reds used in 2002 for their final season at Riverfront Stadium/Cinergy Field.
Riverfront Stadium during a Cincinnati Reds game vs. the Chicago Cubs on May 23, 1988.
Riverfront Stadium in July 1974
Riverfront Stadium in 1992
Cinergy Field during a Cincinnati Reds game vs. the New York Mets on April 27, 2001.

Catcher Johnny Bench and first baseman Tony Pérez played here.

Ciego de Ávila

City in the central part of Cuba and the capital of Ciego de Ávila Province.

St. Eugene (San Eugenio) Cathedral

Tony Pérez (b. 1942), Major League Baseball player