Atanasio Perez Rigal, more commonly known as Tony Perez, was born on May 14, 1942 in Cuba. Perez played for the Cincinnati Reds (1964-76, 1984-86), Montreal Expos (1977-79), Boston Red Sox (1980-82), and the Philadelphia Phillies (1983). "Big Dog" Perez finished his career with a .279 batting average, 379 home runs, 1652 runs batted in and 1272 runs scored.
Perez was a seven time All-Star who was voted the Most Valuable Player of the 1967 All-Star Game. In addition, he received the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award in 1980. In 2000, Perez was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame and his number 24 was retired by the Cincinnati Reds. Tony Perez was also inducted into the Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame.