Eduardo Perez Biography
Eduardo Perez is a former professional baseball player and coach from the United States. He is currently a television sports color commentator for ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN Latin America as a Baseball Tonight analyst. Eduardo is also the host of MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM.
He was a standout analyst for ESPN’s international MLB coverage, calling memorable games in Cuba, Japan, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. He also worked as an analyst for ESPN’s KBO League 2020 regular-season coverage.
He formerly served as an analyst for ESPN from 2006 until 2010. Eduardo was the bench coach of the Houston Astros in 2013 and the hitting coach of the Miami Marlins from 2011 to 2012. Additionally, after leading the Leones De Ponce to the league championship in 2008, he was chosen as the Puerto Rico Baseball League’s Manager of the Year.
Eduardo Perez Age
Eduardo Perez was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, US on September 11, 1969. He is 51 years old.
Eduardo Perez Height
Eduardo stands at a moderate height of 6 ft 4 in/1.93 m tall.
Eduardo Perez Family
He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to parents Juana de la Cantera and Tony Perez. His parents became citizens of the United States on October 18, 1971, in Cincinnati. Eduardo also has an older brother, Victor Pérez, born on May 11, 1966.
Tony Pérez, his father, is a Cuban-American former professional baseball player, coach, and manager who played first base and third base in Major League Baseball from 1964 to 1986. He was also a part of the Cincinnati Reds dynasty, which between 1970 and 1976 won two World Series championships and four National League pennants. His father has also played for the Montreal Expos, Boston Red Sox, and Philadelphia Phillies.
After retirement, he became a coach and then managed the Cincinnati Reds and the Florida Marlins. Perez also served as the Marlins’ Special Assistant to the General Manager from 1993 until 2017. In addition, he was inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame in 1998 and eventually elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000.
Eduardo Perez Wife
Eduardo was married to Mirba Rivera. In December 2000, the couple married in a colorful wedding. Furthermore, the couple has two lovely kids, Andreanna and Juliana.
Eduardo Perez Education
In San Juan, Puerto Rico, he graduated from Robinson School, an elite college-prep secondary school. Eduardo also attended Florida State University, where he majored in political science. He was a member of the Florida State Seminoles baseball team under head coach Mike Martin throughout his undergraduate career.
Eduardo Perez Salary
Eduardo earns an annual salary of $ 101,479.
Eduardo Perez’s Net Worth
Eduardo has an approximate net worth of $ 34 million.
Eduardo Perez Career
He presently serves as a commentator for ESPN on Monday Night Baseball and Wednesday Night Baseball. Eduardo returned to the network in 2014 to work as an analyst for Baseball Tonight. After being chosen to the Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown crew in 2021, he joined host Karl Ravech and fellow commentator Tim Kurkjian on the Sunday Night Baseball pre-game show.
Eduardo began covering postseason coverage for ESPN’s Baseball Tonight in 2006, alongside current player Vernon Wells and previous players Tino Martinez and Eric Byrnes. He has also worked as an analyst for ESPN Deportes’ “Béisbol Esta Noche.” In 2007, he also offered commentary for the NCAA baseball regionals, the Little League World Series regionals, and the Triple-A All-Star Game.
He was a first baseman, third baseman, and outfielder in Major League Baseball and the Nippon Professional Baseball league from 1993 to 2006. On September 23, 2006, his final career hit came against the home Chicago White Sox. Eduardo’s final career at-bat came on September 29, 2006, when he hit a fifth-inning single off Mark Buehrle, scoring Ral Ibaez.
On July 27, 1993, he made his major league debut. Eduardo started at third base and batted sixth as the home Angels defeated the Oakland A’s 15-8. He had two hits, a walk, three runs batted in, and three runs scored in three at-bats. Furthermore, Eduardo drew a walk in the first inning against Bobby Witt.
The Cincinnati Reds were Eduardo’s team in 1997, and that year, in 330 plate appearances, he hit.253 with 16 home runs, 52 runs batted in, 18 doubles, 29 walks, and 5 stolen bases. Additionally, he hit.285 in 289 plate appearances for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2003, compiling 11 home runs, 41 runs batted in, 16 doubles, 29 walks, and 5 stolen bases.