BiographyEddie Pérez was born on May 4, 1968, in Ciudad Ojeda, Zulia, Venezuela. Pérez was signed as an un-drafted free agent in 1986 and was 27 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 10, 1995, with the Atlanta Braves. Pérez played with the Atlanta Braves from 1995-2001 and 2004-2005, the Cleveland Indians in 2002 and the Milwaukee Brewers in 2003. Eddie was a part of the 1995 World Series Championship team. After concluding a 20-year playing career, Eddie is currently the Bullpen Coach for the Atlanta Club. In Pérez's ten-year career, he hit .253 with 40 home runs and 172 RBI in 564 games. In 2005 Perez participated in Miller Park's sausage race as the bratwurst, but he did not win the race. In 2006 Eddie coached for the Mississippi Braves and was promoted to the major league Atlanta team in 2007 as the bullpen coach.
Braves Career HighlightsEddie compiled a .251 batting average along with 29 home runs in 445 games with the Braves. Pérez was the personal catcher for Greg Maddux in Atlanta, he was known for calling games well and being a defensive-oriented cather. 1999:
Eddie helped lead the Braves to another World Series and was named the National League Championship Series MVP.
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