Herbert Perry

  • 3B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 2"/230

Herbert Perry MLB Career Stats

.272 55 246 12 .771

Herbert Perry Bio

  • Full Name: Herbert Edward Perry Jr.
  • Born: 9/15/1969 in Live Oak, FL
  • Draft: 1991, Cleveland Indians, 2nd rd. (57th overall)
  • College: Florida
  • Debut: May 3, 1994
  • Ret., Final Game: 9/10/2004
  • Relationship(s): brother of Chan Perry
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MLB Career Stats 1696 241 461 55 246 12 .272 .335 .771


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Season HBP Rank
1999 10 12th in AL
2000 9 9th in AL

Herbert Edward Perry Jr. Bio Info

Hobbies include hunting and fishing...his brother, Chan has been with the Cleveland, Atlanta, and Kansas City organizations since being selected by the Indians in the 1994 June draft...batted .316 in 105 games at Wichita and was 1-11 with 3 RBI in 5 games with the Royals in 2002...graduated from the University of Florida in 1991 with a degree in agriculture operation management...grew up on dairy farm in Mayo, FL and had own dairy operation in Mayo from 1996-2001...has spent off-seasons working on the farm...favorite team while growing up was the Los Angeles Dodgers and favorite player was Will Clark...Herbert and his wife, the former Sheila Glover, were married on Nov. 1, 1997...has 3 children, Ethan (9/13/91), Andrew (5/19/99), and Gabrielle (12/1/00)...played 4 seasons of baseball and 3 years of football at the University of Florida...earned all-Southeastern Conference honors in baseball in 1989 and 1991 and was academic all-SEC pick in 1988...a quarterback and punter on Gators football team and was a teammate of former Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith...stopped playing football 4 games into junior season to concentrate on baseball...played baseball, football, and basketball at Lafayette HS in Mayo, FL (graduated '87)...earned all-state honors in baseball and football in junior and senior years and was team MVP in all 3 sports as a senior...pitched 3 no-hitters, including a perfect game, in 1987...participated in Little League and Senior League baseball programs. 2003 Appeared in just 11 games due to injuries...opened season on DL with sore right shoulder and bruised left knee...played in 9 games at Frisco (AA) on rehab assignment before being activated on May 10...hit .324 (11-34) with one home run and 6 RBI with the RoughRiders...hit .400 (4-10) vs. left-handers...made 3 starts at first base and 2 at third...2-4 on May 17 at New York before going 0-9 in last 4 games...sidelined for the season on May 29...had surgery to repair frayed right rotator cuff on June 18 and arthroscopic surgery on both knees on August 11... transferred to 60-day DL on June 26. 2002 Finished third on the club in homers (22) and RBI (77), placed fourth in games (132), at-bats (450), and walks (34), and was fifth in runs (64), hits (124), total bases (216), and doubles (24)...established career-highs for games, at-bats, hits (tied), total bases, homers, RBI, and walks...started 105 games at third base, 6 at first base, and 2 as the DH...just 7-30 (.233) in his first 11 games before producing a .375 (30-80) average in his next 22 contests, improving to .336 through June 1...hit .207 (38-184) in next 54 games and was at .255 on August 6...batted at a .328 (39-119) clip in his next 32 contests before hitting .270 (10-37) in final 13 games...season best 10-game hitting streak, May 21-June 1...3 hits in a game 10 times...homered twice in a game for fourth time in career, September 7 at Tampa Bay to go along with a career-high 5 RBI...9 homers and 22 RBI in 23-game span, August 14-September 7...led team in GIDP (17)...batted .282 (91-323) against right-handed pitching and .260 (33-127) vs. left-handers...hit .286 (67-234) with 13 homers on the road...fielded .951 (14 E/287 TC), eighth in the AL, in 112 games at third base and handled 62 chances without a miscue in 12 games at first base...also appeared twice defensively in left...bothered by a bruised left knee in April and a bruised left elbow in late July. 2001 Started 63 games at third base, 8 as the DH, and 4 at first base for the Chicago White Sox...batted just .222 (28-126) in final 44 games, .167 (11-66) in 24 contests beginning August 1...batted .350 (7-20) with 4 of 7 homers vs. Texas, all at Comiskey Park...homered in consecutive games, May 11 and 13 and produced third career 2-homer game on August 16...on DL, June 7-22, with a sore left achilles tendon...White Sox' Opening Day third baseman but made 5 errors in first 8 games when bothered by right arm trouble...started 69 of Chicago's first 131 games but was in the lineup for just 7 of final 31 contests beginning August 30. 2000 Combined to bat .302 (124-411) with 12 homers and 62 rbi in 116 games with Tampa Bay and Chicago...Had 3rd highest average among A.L. 3rd basemen behind Travis Fryman (.321) and Joe Randa (.304)...Set career highs in every offensive category...Hit .214 in 7 starts at 3rd base for the Devil Rays before being claimed on waivers by the White Sox on April 21...Batted .308 in 109 games, 98 start at 3rd, for Chicago, the 1st White Sox 3rd baseman to hit .300 since George Kell (.312) in 1955...Had career best 12 game hitting streak, July 25-Aug. 8 (1), homering in 3 straight contests, July 25-27...Had 3rd best fielding percentage among A.L. 3B at .967 (10 e/306 tc)...Led White Sox with .444 (4-9) average in Division Series vs. Seattle. 1999 Saw his first major league action since 1996 when he appeared in 7 games for the Cleveland Indians...surpassed his career major league totals in games (66), AB (209), runs (29), hits (53-tie), HR (6), RBI (32) and strikeouts (42) despite not joining the Rays until May 6 and missing nearly six weeks with a left oblique strain...started 52 games: 3B-37, DH-5, LF-2, 1B-8...started in LF June 1 at Oakland, the first outfield appearance of his career...selected by the Rays May 6 from AAA Durham when Wade Boggs was DL'd...started 10 of the Rays' first 11 games (all at 3B) after his promotion, hitting safely in 9 of the 10 (including 6 straight 5/11-18)...also tallied 5 doubles and 3 multi-RBI gms over that span...in addition, posted 7 RBI games in his first 10 (3 multi-RBI), including a season-high 4 May 8 @ Cleveland...had 2 hits on May 6 vs. KC in his debut followed by back-to-back 3-hit games in the first 2 games of the Cleveland series (5/7-8)...in his first game, he singled to start the game-winning rally in the 8th inning of the 5-4 triumph...hadn't had a major league hit since June 8, 1996 with the Indians against the Angels' Chuck Finley...homered May 29 off Seattle's Jeff Fassero for his first HR since July 3, 1995 while with the Indians...left the game June 21 at New York with the left obligue strain...was shelved the next day. Reinstated Sept. 1 after a brief rehabilitation assignment with Durham...started 22 of the Rays' final 30 games (16-3B, 6-1B) and hit .205 (17/83), dropping his average from .286 to his closing mark of .254...did hit 4 home runs upon his return including a pair, Sept. 12 vs. Oakland, the 2nd 2-homer game of his career -- June 17, 1995 off the Yankees' Andy Pettitte while with Cleveland...was the 6th and final 2-homer game this season by a Ray...also had a 2-homer game while with Durham April 18 at Toledo. Was hitting .375 through June 4 (21/56), then hit at a .209 clip (32/153) the rest of the way...hit cleanup 6x in the final month, the first time in his career he's hit there...tied his career high Sept. 4 vs. Minnesota with 4 hits (July 19, 1995 @ TEX while with CLE)...hit 61 points higher on the road (.286-.226) but 5 of his 6 home runs came at Tropicana Field...was 2-for-5 as a pinch-hitter, tying Danny Clyburn, for most pinch-hits on the club...hit safely in 19 of his 27 games with Durham...belted a grand slam in a 15-4 Bulls win May 1 at Norfolk...had a homer and 3 RBI in his next game, May 3 vs. Syracuse. 1998 Began the season on the disabled list, rehabilitating from multiple left knee surgeries...joined Durham June 1 on rehabilitation assignment...appeared in five games for the Bulls (.294, 5-17, 4 2B) before breaking his left hand on a pitch June 7 vs. Charlotte...was out of action until starting another rehabilitation stint August 17 with the GCL Rays...after eight games with the Rookie Rays he moved to St. Petersburg (A) August 26 where he made two more appearances to end his season. 1997 Underwent knee surgery in the spring and missed the entire season...injured his right knee playing outfield March 24 in Winter Haven vs. the New York Yankees...placed on the 60-day disabled list March 26 and had arthroscopic surgery in Cleveland April 11 to remove torn cartilage in the knee...began rehabbing in Cleveland in early August...after not responding to rehab, underwent a second arthroscopic procedure September 4...left knee was also scoped that day to monitor progress from his two 1996 surgeries. 1996 Appeared in seven games for the Indians, starting three at first base. His only hit of the season was a double off the Angels' Chuck Finley June 8...extended his errorless streak to 61 straight games dating back to May 4, 1994, when he made the only error of his career at third base at Comiskey Park...tore cartilage in his left knee while running in the outfield prior to the second game of a doubleheader vs. Louisville June 25 while playing for Buffalo...underwent arthroscopic surgery June 27 in Cleveland and missed the rest of the season...started the year at Buffalo and was hitting .338 when he was recalled by Cleveland June 7...optioned back to AAA June 22, where he injured his knee three days later. 1995 Hit his first major league home run off Andy Pettitte June 17 vs. New York...homered again off Pettite in his next at-bat...filled in as the Indians' starting first baseman when Paul Sorrento, former Devil Ray teammate, was out with a hamstring injury...did not commit an error in 45 games at first base...was 0 for 14 in seven postseason appearances, starting two games in the A.L.C.S. vs. Seattle and playing in three games (starting Game 4) in the World Series loss to Atlanta...hit .315 for the Indians as a rookie, collecting 162 at bats in 52 games...after beginning the season at Triple-A Buffalo, was recalled June 12 (when Dave Winfield was placed on the DL with a strained left rotator cuff) and spent the rest of the season in the majors. 1994 Made his major league debut in two brief stints with the Indians...his first taste of major league action took him to three cities in four days: with the Indians in Chicago on May 3, then an exhibition game vs. their affiliate in Charlotte the next day, then one day in Baltimore followed by a demotion back to Charlotte...played in his first big league game as a defensive replacement at third base at Chicago May 3...in his final game with the Tribe May 21 at Toronto, he collected his first major league hit and RBI (single, sacrifice fly off Al Leiter)...named to the International League All-Star team after ranking third in the I.L with a .327 batting average...finished fifth in the league with a .505 slugging percentage and .397 on-base percentage...suffered a season-ending broken left wrist August 9 in a collision at first base. 1993 Spent the entire season at AA Canton-Akron...appeared in only 89 games due to injury...underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a small tear in his right rotator cuff...led the Eastern League with 15 hit by pitches. 1992 Played in a career-high 121 games at Kinston...tied for 5th in the Carolina League with 19 HR...led Kinston in hits, homers, and RBI and hit two grand slams. 1991 Began his professional career, appearing only as a designated hitter...batted .212 (11-52) with five RBI in 14 games for Watertown.