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Fritz Peterson PYankees

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
11 2218.3 133 131 1 1015 3.30 13.1
Birth Date2-8-1942
Height6' 0"
Weight185 lbs
BatsB
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
1966 NYA MLB 34 32 215.0 196 40 96 15 .255 94 8.2 1.7 0.6 4.0 55% .249 .250 1.10 3.05 3.31 102 3.54 3.3
1967 NYA MLB 36 30 181.3 179 43 102 11 .253 95 8.9 2.1 0.5 5.1 56% .282 .265 1.22 2.84 3.47 100 4.42 0.0
1968 NYA MLB 36 27 212.3 187 29 115 13 .256 92 7.9 1.2 0.6 4.9 58% .259 .243 1.02 2.40 2.63 93 3.06 2.6
1969 NYA MLB 37 37 272.0 228 43 150 15 .259 90 7.5 1.4 0.5 5.0 56% .249 .223 1.00 2.48 2.55 85 3.26 5.0
1970 NYA MLB 39 37 260.3 247 40 127 24 .258 94 8.5 1.4 0.8 4.4 54% .260 .232 1.10 3.15 2.90 100 3.78 4.0
1971 NYA MLB 37 35 274.0 269 42 139 25 .257 96 8.8 1.4 0.8 4.6 59% .273 .254 1.14 3.03 3.05 95 3.59 3.1
1972 NYA MLB 35 35 250.3 270 44 100 17 .251 96 9.7 1.6 0.6 3.6 58% .289 .262 1.25 2.94 3.24 107 3.96 0.9
1973 NYA MLB 31 31 184.3 207 49 59 18 .261 98 10.1 2.4 0.9 2.9 57% .288 .275 1.39 4.12 3.95 116 4.82 0.0
1974 CLE 0 29 29 152.7 187 37 52 16 .261 98 11.0 2.2 0.9 3.1 51% .309 .290 1.47 4.06 4.36 0 0.00 0.0
1974 NYA 0 3 1 7.7 13 2 5 1 .252 97 15.3 2.3 1.2 5.9 64% .400 .317 1.96 3.74 4.70 0 0.00 0.0
1975 CLE MLB 25 25 146.3 154 40 47 15 .259 101 9.5 2.5 0.9 2.9 51% .277 .266 1.33 4.19 3.94 111 4.67 0.3
1976 CLE 0 9 9 47.0 59 10 19 3 .260 96 11.3 1.9 0.6 3.6 54% .326 .292 1.47 3.28 5.55 0 0.00 0.0
1976 TEX 0 4 2 15.0 21 7 4 0 .261 92 12.6 4.2 0.0 2.4 43% .362 .306 1.87 3.48 3.60 0 0.00 0.0
1974 TOT MLB 32 30 160.3 200 39 57 17 .261 98 11.2 2.2 1.0 3.2 52% .314 .291 1.49 4.04 4.38 108 4.99 -0.5
1976 TOT MLB 13 11 62.0 80 17 23 3 .260 95 11.6 2.5 0.4 3.3 51% .335 .296 1.56 3.33 5.08 105 5.90 -1.0
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1966 NYA MLB 34 32 215.0 196 40 96 15 .255 94 8.2 1.7 0.6 4.0 55% .249 .250 1.10 3.05 3.31
1967 NYA MLB 36 30 181.3 179 43 102 11 .253 95 8.9 2.1 0.5 5.1 56% .282 .265 1.22 2.84 3.47
1968 NYA MLB 36 27 212.3 187 29 115 13 .256 92 7.9 1.2 0.6 4.9 58% .259 .243 1.02 2.40 2.63
1969 NYA MLB 37 37 272.0 228 43 150 15 .259 90 7.5 1.4 0.5 5.0 56% .249 .223 1.00 2.48 2.55
1970 NYA MLB 39 37 260.3 247 40 127 24 .258 94 8.5 1.4 0.8 4.4 54% .260 .232 1.10 3.15 2.90
1971 NYA MLB 37 35 274.0 269 42 139 25 .257 96 8.8 1.4 0.8 4.6 59% .273 .254 1.14 3.03 3.05
1972 NYA MLB 35 35 250.3 270 44 100 17 .251 96 9.7 1.6 0.6 3.6 58% .289 .262 1.25 2.94 3.24
1973 NYA MLB 31 31 184.3 207 49 59 18 .261 98 10.1 2.4 0.9 2.9 57% .288 .275 1.39 4.12 3.95
1974 CLE MLB 29 29 152.7 187 37 52 16 .261 98 11.0 2.2 0.9 3.1 51% .309 .290 1.47 4.06 4.36
1974 NYA MLB 3 1 7.7 13 2 5 1 .252 97 15.3 2.3 1.2 5.9 64% .400 .317 1.96 3.74 4.70
1975 CLE MLB 25 25 146.3 154 40 47 15 .259 101 9.5 2.5 0.9 2.9 51% .277 .266 1.33 4.19 3.94
1976 CLE MLB 9 9 47.0 59 10 19 3 .260 96 11.3 1.9 0.6 3.6 54% .326 .292 1.47 3.28 5.55
1976 TEX MLB 4 2 15.0 21 7 4 0 .261 92 12.6 4.2 0.0 2.4 43% .362 .306 1.87 3.48 3.60

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1976-06-20 1976-09-01 73 73 Left Shoulder Inflammation - -
1975-06-19 1975-07-21 32 30 Left Hand Injured Working on Tractor - -

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BP Articles

Fritz Peterson is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessIn A Pickle: To Communicate a FailureJason Wojciechowski2013-03-15
Baseball ProGUESTus: A League of Their Own?Adam Sobsey2011-10-20
This article requires BP Premium accessDivide and Conquer, NL West: Thirty-Two Short Films About Aaron CookGeoff Young2011-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessPurpose Pitches: Oscar GamblesChristina Kahrl2011-02-28
The BP Broadside: Awaiting the Next RobertoSteven Goldman2011-02-11
You Can Blog It Up: DPOTD Thurman Munson: An Alternative History of the 1986 World SeriesSteven Goldman2010-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Central ObsessionsChristina Kahrl2009-03-18
Prospectus Triple Play: Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue JaysBaseball Prospectus2004-03-19


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)For the record, I enjoy Wholesome Reading as well... I think the wife swaping story of Mike Kekich and Fritz Peterson has to be the single biggest "holy crap, that really happened" story that no one knows about. Agree? How many Americans out of 100 have even heard about it? Maybe 5 would be my guess. Can you imagine the hysteria if that happened now? It was (slightly) before my time but do you have any insight about the reaction then?
(Mark from Milwaukee)
Thank you on WR, Mark. You guys always inspire me. I don't think anyone handled Kekich and Peterson was handled particularly well, the Yankees reaction being to get rid of Kekich. What I'm not clear on is why they felt obligated to tell the public. Seems to me the same thing could have happened and no one needed to have talked about it. There have been similarly complicated stories in baseball (the breakup of Dennis Eckersley's marriage, for example) that didn't become public scandals... I've always thought that the Peterson/Kekich story might make for an interesting film. (Steven Goldman)


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