Perkins played sevens seasons in the big leagues for the San Diego Padres and Cleveland Indians. In 516 games he hit .271 with eight home runs. He broke in with San Diego in 1978 and hit .240 in 62 games. He continued as a reserve for the Padres until 1982 when he played 125 games as the team’s primary first baseman. Perkins hit .271 that year with 34 RBIs and 32 runs scored. San Diego traded him to Cleveland following the season. He played two years for the Tribe before his career ended in 1984.
Perkins first big-league game came on July 7, 1978 in Atlanta against the Braves. He entered the game in the seventh inning as a pinch hitter for Gene Tenace and flew out to center field. He later singled in the top of the ninth inning for his first career hit.
Broderick Perkins – career stats