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Atanasio Pérez Rigal, better known as Tony Pérez (born May 14, 1942 in Ciego de Ávila, Cuba), is a former player in Major League Baseball. After playing third base in the early part of his career with the Cincinnati Reds, from 1972 onward he starred at first base. In the early part of the 1970s he was a key member of Cincinnati's "Big Red Machine". Apart from his years with the Reds (1964-76, '84-86), he also played for the Montreal Expos (1977-79), Boston Red Sox (1980-82) and Philadelphia Phillies (1983). After retiring, Pérez went on the manage with the Reds and Florida Marlins.
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