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Gary Peters (baseball)

Gary Peters
Peters in 1962
Born: (1937-04-21) April 21, 1937
Grove City, Pennsylvania
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 10, 1959, for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 23, 1972, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Win–Loss record 124–103
Earned run average 3.25
Strikeouts 1,420
Career highlights and awards

Gary Charles Peters (born April 21, 1937) is an American former professional baseball player. He was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played on two major league teams for 14 seasons, from 1959 through 1972. He was one of the best-hitting pitchers of his era.


  • Major League Baseball 1
    • Chicago White Sox All-Century Team 1.1
  • Major League stats 2
  • MLB awards 3
  • MLB achievements 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Major League Baseball

The 1969 season and was traded to the Boston Red Sox where he spent the last three years of his playing career.

Peters was named to the American League All-Star roster in 1964 and 1967, and finished in the top 10 in the Most Valuable Player voting in 1963, 1964, and 1967.[1] He had a .222 lifetime batting average and hit 19 home runs. He was frequently used as a pinch-hitter, once winning one game with a pinch-hit home run. On May 5, 1968, Peters hit a grand slam in Comiskey Park, helping the White Sox to a 5-1 victory over the New York Yankees. He was also used as a pitch-runner.

Chicago White Sox All-Century Team

On September 30, 2000, the Chicago White Sox announced that Gary Peters and 26 other former and active White Sox players were members of the Chicago White Sox All-Century Team.

Major League stats

Years Games W L IP CG R ER SO ERA Fld%
14 359 124 103 2081 79 847 751 1420 3.25 .966

MLB awards

  • American League All-Star (1964, 1967)
  • American League Rookie of the Year (1963)

MLB achievements

  • American League leader in ERA (1963, 1966)
  • American League leader in wins (1964)
  • American League leader in fielding average as pitcher (1968)
  • American League pennant team (1959)
  • 20-game winner (1964)
  • Chicago White Sox All-Century Team (2000)

See also


  1. ^ "Gary Peters".  

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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