Hardy Peterson was born on Thursday, October 17, 1929, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Peterson was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 5, 1955, with the Pittsburgh Pirates. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Hardy Peterson baseball stats page.
Harding Peterson Autograph on a 1958 Topps Baseball Card (#322 | Checklist )
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Harding William Peterson was a Major League Baseball player for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1955, 1957-1959. Hardy, his nickname during his playing days, was commonly referred to as Pete after hanging up his cleats, when he served as General Manager for the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates !
Hardy Peterson | The Central New Jersey Home News | June 16, 1950
Did you know that Harding Peterson was a catcher with Rutgers University when they made it to the College World Series in 1950? In 1997, Hardy was inducted into the Scarlet Knights Hall of Fame? Their excellent Hall of Fame biography reads:
Peterson, the backstop for the 1950 Rutgers College World Series team, was a Second Team All-America selection by the American Baseball Coaches Association and a First Team District II choice that year as well.
Known for his defensive ability, Peterson made just two errors in 27 games in 1950 while hitting .276 (27-98), with 21 runs, 23 RBI (2nd on team), 4 doubles and 2 triples.
His best season as a collegian was in 1948, when he hit for a .312 average (10-32) in 1948 with 7 RBI and three doubles. In his three varsity seasons, Peterson led his teams to a combined 57-16-2 record, highlighted by a third-place finish in the 1950 College World Series.
Following his career at Rutgers, Peterson signed as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1950 but had his career interrupted by Korean War service. Following the war, Peterson played four years with the Pirates until a broken arm suffered in a home plate collision hastened his retirement.
A well-respected baseball man, Peterson spent over 30 years with the Pirates , including stints as a player (4 years), manager (9 years), farm director and scouting director. He was named VP for Player Personnel in 1976 and named Executive VP in 1979, and is possibly best known for the trade of C Manny Sanguillen to the Oakland A's for manager Chuck Tanner in 1976. His dealings helped bring the Pirates their World Series Championship 1979. Peterson also spent two years with the Yankees, including one as a co-General Manager 1990; he also spent two years with San Diego as a scout.
Source: Rutgers Hall of Fame
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