Cindy del Rosario-Tapan
Executive Director of Communications and Media Relations
Perez was a member of Tampa Bay's playoff roster and contributed to their winning the American League championship as well. Inserted into Game 2 of their series against the Boston Red Sox as a pinch-runner in the 11th inning, Perez raced home with the winning run on a short sacrifice fly as the Rays posted a 9-8 victory. He is the first Lion on a World Series team roster since Gene Larkin '84, who drove in the winning run for the Minnesota Twins in Game 7 of the 1991 World Series.
Look for a feature on Perez in an upcoming issue of CCT. Meanwhile, for a look at Perez when he was in the minor leagues, go to www.college.columbia.edu/cct_archive/nov05/features3.php.