Sunday, August 29, 2010

#67 Bob Perry

Melvin Gray Perry
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 180 lb.
Born: September 14, 1934 in New Bern, NC
Debut: May 17, 1963 Los Angeles Angels
Final Game: October 3, 1964 Los Angeles Angels
Years with the Angels:1963-1964

Purchased by the Los Angeles Angels from the San Francisco Giants on May 16, 1963.
February 1, 1965: Traded by the California Angels to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Julio Gotay.

Started the game in center field. Struck out in his first at-bat in the second against Jim Bouton, and went 1-4 on the day with an assist in an eventual 4-3 loss to the Yankees on Friday, May 17, 1963 (N) at Yankee Stadium I.

In 387 at-bats hit .266 with 7 home runs.

- Originally signed as an amateur free agent by New York Giants in 1953.
- Was in the military from 1954-1955.
- In 13 at-bats against Whitey Ford he hit .462.
- After being released from the Angels in 1964 continued to play in the minors through 1970.

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