Wednesday, August 5, 2015

#573 Fritz Peterson –#574 In Action - Fritz Peterson -

At the time, before the tabloid news, Fritz was a reliable mainstay of the Yankee staff…alternating top ace spot in the staff with Mel Stottlemyre…they complemented each other…Debuted in pinstripes in 1966 with a 12-11 record….after a sophomore slump became a top 10 hurler….a control pitcher, had fewest walks per game five years running….Peak of career came in 1970 when he won 20 and made the all star team…followed up nicely the next two seasons with 15 and 17 wins….downfall came in 1973 and 1974…in between these two season was traded to the tribe…made a one year comeback in 1975 winning 14 games…although he won nearly as games as in his prime fell well short of his norm in ERA and walk per 9 innings.... faltered out of gate in 1976 and traded to Texas where he finished his MLB career….Won 133 games versus 131 losses… Today very active on facebook and regularly sends out baseball card of the day posts….he is a romantic, never holding grudges about both his days with both the Yankees and Indians….wrote  a book “When the Yankees were on the Fritz” about the years between Mickey Mantle and Bronx Zoo.

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