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Full Name: Fred Ingles Peterson Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 0"/185 First Game: April 15, 1966
Birthdate: February 8, 1942 Final Game: June 19, 1976
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois MLB Experience: 11 years
Bat/Throw: Both/Left


Biography

Born on February 8, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, Fritz Peterson (Fred Ingles Peterson) played for the New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers over the course of his 11 year career. Peterson broke into the bigs on April 15, 1966 with the New York Yankees, and put up a 3.31 ERA in 215 innings pitched in 1966, his rookie year.

There is some disagreement on what was Fritz Peterson's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1970, when he posted a 2.90 ERA, won 20 games and struck out 127 batters. However, others believe that it was 1969, when he posted a 2.55 ERA, won 17 games and struck out 150 batters.

However, he is better remembered today for swapping families with fellow Yankees hurler Mike Kekich in 1973. Peterson and Kekich were inseparable friends and they decided that they would one day trade wives, children, and even dogs. This trade worked out better for Peterson than it did for Kekich as Peterson is still married to the former Susanne Kekich, while Kekich and Marilyn Peterson did not last long. Peterson's pitching abilities seem to have suffered after this "deal" and he was roundly booed in nearly every American League ballpark afterwards.


Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1966 NY A 34 32 12 11 3.31 96 89 79 11 2 0 215 196 15 40 6 3 3
1967 NY A 36 30 8 14 3.47 102 88 70 6 1 0 181.1 179 11 43 9 1 3
1968 NY A 36 27 12 11 2.63 115 72 62 6 2 0 212.1 187 13 29 9 2 4
1969 NY A 37 37 17 16 2.55 150 95 77 16 4 0 272 228 15 43 11 2 3
1970 NY A 39 37 20 11 2.90 127 102 84 8 2 0 260.1 247 24 40 6 2 3
1971 NY A 37 35 15 13 3.05 139 106 93 16 4 1 274 269 25 42 7 6 4
1972 NY A 35 35 17 15 3.24 100 98 90 12 3 0 250.1 270 17 44 5 7 5
1973 NY A 31 31 8 15 3.95 59 93 81 6 0 0 184.1 207 18 49 10 6 7
1974 NY A 3 1 0 0 4.70 5 4 4 0 0 0 7.2 13 1 2 1 1 0
1974 CLE A 29 29 9 14 4.36 52 89 74 3 0 0 152.2 187 16 37 7 0 4
1974 TOT A 32 30 9 14 4.38 57 93 78 3 0 0 160.1 200 17 39 8 1 4
1975 CLE A 25 25 14 8 3.94 47 73 64 6 2 0 146.1 154 15 40 4 2 6
1976 TEX A 4 2 1 0 3.60 4 7 6 0 0 0 15 21 0 7 0 0 0
1976 CLE A 9 9 0 3 5.55 19 31 29 0 0 0 47 59 3 10 0 1 0
1976 TOT A 13 11 1 3 5.08 23 38 35 0 0 0 62 80 3 17 0 1 0
Total 355 330 133 131 3.30 1015 947 813 90 20 1 2218.1 2217 173 426 75 33 42

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1966 NY A P 34 32 215 16 36 4 1 0 0 6 2 4 .929
1967 NY A P 36 30 181.1 13 35 2 4 0 0 5 7 0 .960
1968 NY A P 36 27 212.1 6 56 2 6 0 1 4 3 3 .969
1969 NY A P 37 37 272 15 53 3 5 0 2 3 3 3 .958
1970 NY A P 39 37 260.1 12 52 3 7 0 0 6 5 1 .955
1971 NY A P 37 35 274 14 54 1 7 0 0 3 2 1 .986
1972 NY A P 35 35 250.1 13 44 1 6 0 2 3 3 0 .983
1973 NY A P 31 31 184.1 11 30 2 3 0 4 2 4 0 .953
1974 NY A P 3 1 7.2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1974 CLE A P 29 29 152.2 8 30 2 2 0 2 2 5 1 .950
1974 TOT A P 32 30 160.1 8 31 2 2 0 2 2 5 1 .951
1975 CLE A P 25 25 146.1 8 26 1 3 0 1 2 6 0 .971
1976 TEX A P 4 2 15 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1976 CLE A P 9 9 47 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 1.000
1976 TOT A P 13 11 62 0 12 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 1.000
Total P 355 330 2218.1 116 429 21 44 0 12 37 44 14 .963

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1966 NY A 34 67 4 15 0 0 .224 .246 .299 5 0 2 19 0 8 0 0 0
1967 NY A 36 48 2 7 0 1 .146 .226 .167 1 0 5 19 0 3 0 0 0
1968 NY A 36 63 2 5 0 4 .079 .106 .127 1 1 1 24 1 5 0 0 0
1969 NY A 37 80 8 9 0 2 .112 .193 .150 3 0 8 22 0 7 0 0 0
1970 NY A 39 90 7 20 2 7 .222 .228 .322 3 0 0 24 1 7 0 0 0
1971 NY A 37 85 2 7 0 8 .082 .132 .094 1 0 5 22 0 14 0 0 2
1972 NY A 35 82 6 19 0 9 .232 .259 .244 1 0 3 14 0 15 0 0 1
1973 NY A 31 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 NY A 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 CLE A 29 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 TOT A 32 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 CLE A 25 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 TEX A 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 CLE A 9 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 TOT A 13 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 355 515 31 82 2 31 .159 .199 .204 15 1 24 144 2 59 0 0 3

Transactions

  • Signed as an amateur free agent by New York Yankees (1963).
  • Traded by New York Yankees with Steve Kline, Fred Beene and Tom Buskey to Cleveland Indians in exchange for Chris Chambliss, Dick Tidrow and Cecil Upshaw (April 26, 1974).
  • Traded by Cleveland Indians to Texas Rangers in exchange for Stan Perzanowski and cash (May 28, 1976).
  • Released by Texas Rangers (February 2, 1977).
  • Signed by Chicago White Sox (February 15, 1977).

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