Sport: Big Red Machine

The first thing people notice about Atanasio Rigal Perez is his distinctive build. The second is the way he hits a baseball. His teammates insist there is a connection between the two. "See that rear end on him," says Johnny Bench. "That's what generates his power." Not long ago the callipygous Cuban was leading both major leagues in home runs, runs batted in and batting average. Now it looks as if he might not lead his own team in anything. Not that Tony Perez is slumping—he hammered out four homers and drove in 14...

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