Daniel “Danny” Perez

Inducted in 2011
Four year varsity player at J. M. Hanks High School in El Paso Texas
Named All-District and All-City all four-years and was both the City MVP and District 2-5A MVP in his senior year (1989)
His batting average for those four seasons increased each year: freshman .455, sophomore .475, junior .542 and senior .548.
Offered a scholarship to Oklahoma State University and drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 7th round following his senior year of high school (1989)
Accepted scholarship and played 3 years for Cowboys in Stillwater Oklahoma
In his freshman season, he batted .379 and was named to the Big 8 Conference All-Tournament Team and to the West Regional All-Tournament Team in 1990
In his junior season, he batted, 383 and was named 1st Team All Big 8 Conference and once again named to the Big 8 Conference All-Tournament Team and the Midwest Regional All-Tournament Team
The Milwaukee Brewers drafted him again after the 1992 season in the 21st round of the first year player draft
Play five seasons in the Brewers organization, from Rookie League to Triple AAA in the minors, and eventually with the Brewers at the major league level in 1996
In 1993 with Beloit, he was named a Midwest League All-Star and selected All Midwest League outfielder
In 1994, with El Paso, he was named an All Texas League Outfielder and a Topps AA All-Star
He would play parts of three seasons with his hometown El Paso Diablos in 1994, 1995 and 1996
Played 175 games for the Diablos, had 218 hits for a .325 batting average.
Brewers called him up during the 1996 season, making his major league debut on June 30 against Toronto
In the 9th inning, facing Mike Timlin, he grounded out to third in his first major league at bat
On July 4, he made his only big league start against Andy Pettitte and the New York Yankees at historic Yankee Stadium, going 0-3.
Upon his release following the 1996 season, he signed with Sioux City of the Northern League for 1997 season.
Played the better part of the next five seasons (1997-01) in the independent leagues with Sioux City, Newburgh, Lehigh Valley, Aberdeen and Atlantic City
Batted .296 with 538 hits in 495 games
The Baltimore Orioles signed Danny to begin the 1998 season and sent him to Double A Bowie of the Eastern League
Finish out his career in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball
Named to the Atlantic League All-Star game in 1998 and 1999
Atlantic League 1st Team outfielder in 1999