On ,December 16 1976 — The Reds swap popular 1B Tony Perez and P Will McEnaney to the Expos for pitchers Woodie Fryman and Dale Murray.

December 17, 1976 – Cincinnati Enquirer (Page D1/41)

Vaya Con Dios, Tony

PLAY EVERY DAY FOR MONTREAL

Enquirer writer Tom Callahan reflects on what Tony Perez has meant to the Cincinnati Reds. The story examines how the passing of the torch from Perez to Dan Driessen resulted in a loss of playing time for the respected veteran. Perez’ wife, Pituka, mentions how being relegated to a back-up role impacted her husband, whose normally convivial personality practically vanished. Perez states that he hopes to pass on the benefits of his experience to the young Montreal players.

 


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