Hartford, Conn., mayor pleads not guilty

HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- The mayor of Hartford, Conn., pleaded not guilty Friday to two corruption charges.

Hartford, Conn., mayor won't resign

HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The mayor of Hartford, Conn., says he will remain in office while he wages a legal fight against corruption charges involving a parking lot contract.

Hartford, Conn., mayor charged with bribe

HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The mayor of Hartford, Conn., has been charged with getting free home renovations from a contractor who did business with the city.

Two sue Navaira's company over bus crash

HOUSTON, June 3 (UPI) -- A member of Emilio Navaira's Grupo Rio band and another passenger on a bus that crashed while Navaira was driving it are suing Navaira's company in Houston.

Braves shake up coaching staff

ATLANTA, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Atlanta has made a number of coaching moves for next season, including replacing third base coach Fredi Gonzalez, who was named Florida manager Tuesday.

MLB: Milwaukee 6, Cleveland 3

MILWAUKEE, June 18 (UPI) -- A three-run homer by Carlos Lee in the bottom of the ninth Sunday afternoon gave Milwaukee a 6-3 win over the Cleveland Indians.

Braves lose Estrada for four games

ATLANTA, June 7 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Braves will be without catcher Johnny Estrada for at least four games because of injuries he suffered Monday night in a collision.

MLB: Atlanta 16, Houston 0

ATLANTA, May 8 (UPI) -- Mike Hampton pitched a two-hitter and hit a home run and Ryan Langerhans drove in six runs Sunday to lead Atlanta to a 16-0 rout of the Houston Astros.

MLB: Atlanta 8, New York Mets 4

NEW YORK, April 27 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Braves got home runs from Andruw Jones, Eddie Perez and Wilson Betemit Wednesday and beat the New York Mets 8-4.

MLB: Atlanta 4, Florida 2

MIAMI, April 7 (UPI) -- Tim Hudson gave up one run in five innings during his Atlanta debut Thursday as the Braves downed Florida, 4-2.

MLB: Atlanta 5, Cincinnati 4

ATLANTA, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Julio Franco went 3-for-5 Tuesday night to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

MLB: Atlanta 9, Montreal 8 (12 innings)

ATLANTA, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Andruw Jones had an RBI double in the bottom of the 12th inning Sunday to give the Atlanta Braves a 9-8 victory over the Montreal Expos.

MLB: Atlanta 11, Arizona 4

PHOENIX, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Russ Ortiz got his seventh straight victory and Chipper Jones had four RBI as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, 11-4.

Conn. street closed City Hall area emptied

HARTFORD, Conn., June 30 (UPI) -- Hartford, Conn., police closed part of a street and evacuated a city hall floor Wednesday after a worker reported finding a suspicious substance.

MLB: Philadelphia 9, Atlanta 1

ATLANTA, June 4 (UPI) -- Eric Milton tossed seven innings for his seventh win Friday night and Jimmy Rollins drove in three runs as Philadelphia routed Atlanta, 9-1.
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Eddie Perez
SLP99082907 - 29 AUGUST 1999 - ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: Atlanta Braves' Eddie Perez slides past the tag of St. Louis Cardinals' catcher Alberto Castillo at homeplate in the fourth inning, August 29. Perez was able to score from first base on a triple by teammate Walt Weiss. jr/bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI

Eduardo Rafael "Eddie" Pérez (born May 4, 1968 in Ciudad Ojeda, Zulia State, Venezuela) is a former Venezuelan professional baseball player and current coach. He played in Major League Baseball as a catcher for the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians and the Milwaukee Brewers. He batted and threw right-handed. Pérez is the current bullpen coach for the Atlanta Braves. He was known for being pitcher Greg Maddux's personal catcher during his tenure as a player with the Braves.

Pérez was signed by the Atlanta Braves as an amateur free agent in 1986. He spent eight seasons in the Braves' minor league system, eventually progressing to their Triple-A affiliate, the Richmond Braves. In 1994, he was named the Most Valuable Player of the Venezuelan Winter League. He posted a .265 batting average with 19 doubles and 40 runs batted in with Richmond in 1995, earning a late season call up to Atlanta. Pérez made his major league debut with the Braves on September 10, 1995. In his first game as a starting player on September 15, he hit a home run for his first major league hit. Pérez made the post-season roster but, didn't get to play as the Braves went on to win the 1995 World Series.

Pérez served as the Braves' back up catcher behind Javy Lopez but, by June 1996, he had taken on the role of personal catcher for Greg Maddux, a job previously held by Charlie O'Brien who had been granted free agency during the off-season. The Braves went on to win the National League pennant before losing to the New York Yankees in the 1996 World Series.

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