October 30, 1960 |
|August 11, 1983, for the Atlanta Braves|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 24, 1995, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Runs batted in||396|
|Career highlights and awards|
In 1988, Perry had his best season, batting an even .300. He was one of only five National League batters that hit .300 or better that season that had the required number of plate appearances to qualify for the batting title. Perry was a contender for the title virtually the entire season, but ended up fifth. Tony Gwynn won the title that season by batting only .313. For his efforts, Perry was named to the 1988 NL All-Star team.
Perry was hitting coach for the Seattle Mariners from 2000 to 2002, the Pittsburgh Pirates from 2003 to 2005, the Oakland Athletics in 2006, and the Chicago Cubs from 2007 until he was fired on June 13, 2009. The Cubs replaced him with Von Joshua. In 2011, the Athletics re-hired him as batting coach and let go after the season ended.
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- Muskat, Carrie. "Perry out; Joshua in as hitting coach". MLB Pro Blog. Retrieved June 14, 2009.
- "Torre finalizes USA's World Baseball Classic staff".