Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 9/5/14
Former MLB pitcher Pascual Perez reportedly was killed on Thursday when he was stabbed during a robbery at his home in the Dominican Republic. According to reports, Perez, who pitched 11 seasons in the bigs and was an All-Star in 1983, received his MLB pension payment on Wednesday (supposedly for $2,000). A group of robbers entered his home in Don Gregorio de Nigua on Thursday to rob him. He ended up dying of a stab wound to the neck. Perez, 55, was 67-68 over his 11 seasons in the bigs and posted a career 3.44 ERA. He pitched for the Pirates, Braves, Expos, and Yankees. FOX Sports adds this great information about Perez to provide background for the younger fans: Perez was noted for his exaggerated celebrations on the mound, which often drew the ire of opposing batters. He infamously once missed a start with the Braves because he got lost on the freeways while driving to his home stadium. He was a central figure in a wild 1984 game between the Padres and Braves that featured multiple brawls and players going after fans. Perez hit leadoff batter Alan Wiggins to start the game, and the Padres threw at Perez several times in the game before ultimately getting their retribution. Perez’s two brothers also were MLB pitchers. Carlos pitched from 1995-2000, and Melido’s career spanned from 1987-1995. Carlos is also remembered for his flamboyant celebrations and short temper.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Raiders offered Harbaugh more money than Michigan

Bills: Drafting EJ Manuel was not a 'failure'

ESPN's Beadle exposes Twitter troll as sex offender

Report: Falcons, 49ers want to interview Josh McDaniels

Jets owner says he 'misspoke' with Darrelle Revis remarks

LeBron offers half-hearted endorsement of David Blatt

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Tom Brady restructures his contract again

Report: Le'Veon Bell may not play against Ravens

Amazing stats from Week 17

Report: Phillies, Reds were close on Marlon Byrd deal

Report: Suh suspended for playoff game

Kirk Cousins wants to be traded if RG3 is named starter

Power ranking the playoff field

Colin Kaepernick pays tribute to Jim Harbaugh on Instagram

Wizards-Rockets game delayed by crooked rim

Report: Manziel out drinking until 1:30 a.m. before being late

WATCH: Texas A&M coach throws cheap shots

An interactive College Football Playoff map

Detroit newspaper mixes up Harbaugh brothers

Three coaches who didn’t deserve to keep jobs

Tom Brady reacts on Facebook to Jim Harbaugh news

The history of Kyle Orton

Which team is second worst in the NBA?

WATCH: Texas A&M player ejected for helmet-to-helmet hit

Boxing News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

ESPN's Beadle exposes Twitter troll as sex offender

An interactive College Football Playoff map

Report: Brady restructures contract

Amazing NFL stats from Week 17

Texas A&M coach throws cheap shots

Which team is second worst in the NBA?

Report: Suh suspended for playoff game

Rex left Jets with fantastic farewell

The Cavs should be ashamed of themselves

Skip Bayless: Manziel is an 'alcoholic'

Cousins wants trade if RG3 is starter

Harbaugh: Who leaked 49ers stories?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.