Andres Perez takes over Revolution all-time RBI lead, moves into second on home run list in one swing
On August 14 at Bridgeport, Andres Perez’s assault on the York Revolution record book reached a new level, when he became the all-time franchise leader in RBI and moved into second on the franchise home run list with one swing. Perez, who surpassed James Shanks as the all-time Revolution hits leader earlier this season, surpassed Ramon Castro’s mark of 214 RBI with a three-run homer at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard in the fourth inning off Bluefish right-hander Cody Scarpetta.
Perez, who went 3-for-6 with a double and the homer in a 13-5 York win, drove in six runs to move from tied for fifth on the 2015 Atlantic League RBI leaderboard, to leading the league in RBI with 61. His three-run homer in the fourth, to put York on top 7-3, gave him 215 career RBI with the Revolution. His 218 RBI with York by game’s end gave him a four-RBI lead over Castro as the franchise record-holder.
The homer was also his 46th in the Revs’ blue and gold, pushing him past outfielder Scott Grimes for second on the all-time franchise list. Chris Nowak is the career Revolution leader with 59 homers. Perez is the Revs’ all-time record holder in RBI (218), hits (419), doubles (97), extra-base hits (148) and total bases (664). (Stats as of August 14.) Perez is also York’s all-time leader in games played.
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