19. Gary Peters
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: April 21, 1937 in Grove City, PA USA
  • Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: September 10, 1959
  • Final Game: September 23, 1972
  • Rookie of the Year - 1963
  • TSN All-Star - 1963
  • TSN All-Star - 1964
 
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Gary Peters signed with the Chicago Cubs before the 1956 season, and he was likely frustrated as he would be called up briefly in each of the 1959 to 1962 seasons. 

Having only pitched in 12 Games in that time period, he was still considered a rookie in 1963, and he was a full-time White Sox player who went 19-8 with a league-leading 2.33 ERA and 2.34 FIP.  Peters would win the American League Rookie of the Year and finished eighth in MVP voting.  Peters was an All-Star the following season, and he was first in AL Wins with 20.

He would continue to do well for Chicago, winning the ERA Title in 1966 (1.98), and going to his second All-Star Game in 1967.  He was traded to Boston after the 1969 season, and with Chicago, he won 91 Games with 1,098 Strikeouts.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Signed as an Amateur Free Agent before the 1956 Season.
  • Departed: Traded to the Boston Red Sox with Don Pavletich for Billy Farner, Syd O'Brien, and Gerry Janeski 12/13/69.
  • Games Played: 258
  • Notable Statistics: 91 Wins
    78 Losses
    216 Games Started
    2.92 ERA
    60 Complete Games
    17 Games Finished
    3 Saves
    1,560.0 Innings Pitched
    1,098 Strikeouts
    3.04 FIP
    1.190 WHIP
    26.0 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1964 & 1967)
    Rookie of the Year (1962)
    Lowest ERA (1963 & 1966)
    Most Wins (1964)
    Lowest WHIP (1966)
    Lowest H/9 (1967)
    Highest ERA+ (1963 & 1966)
    Lowest FIP (1963)
    Highest Fielding Percentage (1968)

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