Salvador Perez shares with legendary Johnny Bench an achievement that no other receiver has achieved in the history of the Major Leagues. They are the only catches that have at least won four gold gloves and also the Most Valuable Player of a World Series.
Perez is 26 years old and has been setting up an exceptional curriculum. At his age, only Bench and the Puerto Rican Ivan Rodriguez, immortal Cooperstown now with Bench, had more gold awards than him.
In 2016, Perez fired 22 homers and 21 gave in those days in which he played behind the plate. Thus, he set a record for that position in his franchise, the Royals of Kansas City, and was a shot of the 23 mark that among his compatriots and colleagues owns Ramon Hernandez.
Perez’s career is as brilliant as his perennial smile. And his appearance in the news is as repetitive as the dips he submits to his teammates after every victory.