August 19, 2010

Matt Perry Plays In NY-Penn League All-Star Game

WORCESTER, Mass. – Former Holy Cross third baseman and current Connecticut Tigers farmhand Matt Perry (Sudbury, Mass.) was selected to represent his team on the American League affiliated All-Star team at the 2010 New York-Penn League All-Star game held in Staten Island, N.Y., on August 17. Perry was chosen as one of five Tigers to participate in the game.

Perry, who was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 41st round of the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft back in June, saw one plate appearance in the game as the AL All-Stars won by the score of 4-3. Perry is currently batting .250 with 10 runs, 31 hits and 15 RBI in 38 games played.

Perry is the third generation in his family to play professional baseball. His father, Ronnie Perry, was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 1979 and the Chicago White Sox in 1980, eventually signing with the White Sox. His grandfather, Ron Perry, signed with the Milwaukee Braves in 1954, before the advent of the draft.