Thursday, November 1, 2012
Santo Domingo.- The embattled ex Major League pitcher Pascual (Cuta) Perez was killed Thursday during an armed robbery at his residence in the town of Haina, 10 miles west of the capital.
The hurler received his Major League Baseball pension money yesterday, and the likely motive for the fatal assault and a stab wound to the neck. He was reportedly suffering from an ailment at the time of the attack.
If you were unfortunate to be a Yankee fan in 1990 and 1991 you probably remember Pascual Perez. When just about every Yankee fan was hoping for the Yankees to sign a Montreal Expo free agent named Mark Langston the Yankees wound up with Perez instead.
He didn’t pitch many games for the Yankees, but he was memorable for his antics and his eephus pitches. This is sad news. RIP Pascual.