Tony Perez 1975 Topps
Tony Perez was one of the most important and steady parts of ‘The Big Red Machine’.
Playing in Cincinnati for 16 of his 23 big league years, Perez was and still is regarded as one of the team’s greatest players of all-time.
A skilled defender, Perez was primarily used as a first baseman, although he did log over 700 games at third base as well.
A career .279 hitter, Perez collected 2,732 hits. He eclipsed the 130 hits plateau 14 times, 10 of which were while playing for the Reds. Perez has 379 career home runs and has driven in 1,652 runners. While not a huge threat as a base runner, Perez did steal 49 bases while also scoring 1,272 runs.
Tony Perez is a 7-time All-star. He finished in the Top 20 for the MVP award 6 times. Perez was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000.
Perez starred for both Reds teams that went on to win the 1975 and 1976 World Series championships!!!