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Quilvio Alberto Veras Perez
(born April 3, 1971, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball
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second baseman. He is currently a roving coach for the Kansas City Royals
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During the 1998 season, Veras had to leave a game because his brother had been murder
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ed in the Dominican Republic
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On July 15, 1999 he scored the first ever run at Safeco Field
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Signed by the New York Mets
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as an amateur free agent in 1989, Veras made his Major League Baseball debut with the Florida Marlins
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on April 25, 1995, and appeared in his final game on July 13, 2001.