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Gary Charles Peters

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[edit] Biographical Information

One of the best-hitting pitchers of his generation, Gary Peters was used regularly as a pinch hitter during his career. He homered in nine straight seasons, 1963-1971, something since unmatched.

On May 26, 1968, Peters started the first game of a doubleheader for the Chicago White Sox in Yankee Stadium and batted sixth in the order, ahead of Duane Josephson, Luis Aparicio, and Tim Cullen. He went 0-for-2.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 1963 AL Rookie of the Year Award
  • 1963 Topps All-Star Rookie Team
  • 2-time AL All-Star (1964 & 1967)
  • 2-time AL ERA Leader (1963 & 1966)
  • AL Wins Leader (1964)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 4 (1963, 1964, 1967 & 1970)
  • 20 Wins Seasons: 1 (1964)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 7 (1963, 1964, 1966, 1967 & 1969-1971)
  • 200 Strikeouts Seasons: 2 (1964 & 1967)


AL Rookie of the Year
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