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Earl Williams and Pascual Perez, former Expos players, pass away

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  • Earl Williams and Pascual Perez, former Expos players, pass away

    Earl Williams played for the Expos in 1976 after beginning the season in Atlanta.

    Earl Williams, the 1971 National League Rookie of the Year with the Atlanta Braves, died Monday night. The Newark native and longtime Montclair resident was 64.

    He died at his home in Somerset surrounded by his wife of 33 years, Linda, and stepdaughter, Raquel West. He is also survived by a granddaughter, Ruquayyah Williams.
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    As most fans know, Pascual Perez was murdered a few months ago, however his death was not noted in this forum. He had three great years with the Expos, going 28-21 with a 2.85 ERA in 70 appearances (65 starts).

    As we have all learned over the years, initial reports of celebrity deaths are often wrong. One hopes that is the case here, but as of now, two Spanish language newspapers are reporting that former major league pitcher Pascual Perez was murdered in a robbery in his home this morning in the Dominican Republic.

    The reports come from the Dominican Republic newspapers “Hoy,” and “Diaro Libre,” each of which report that Perez was killed by an intruder in his home during a robbery in the early morning hours. We will update with any further confirmation, including any English-language reports that come out. UPDATE: The official Twitter of the Montreal Expos (note: how can a non-existent team’s Twitter be official?) is saying the reports are true.
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