Friday, April 21, 2017

Former Red Sox Pitcher Gary Peters Turns 80 Today

Gary Peters
In the far distant past—when most World Series rings were still minted in New York—Gary Peters pitched three years for the Red Sox. While he made his reputation pitching 11 seasons for the Other Hose in Chicago, he came to Boston at age 33—with something still left in the tank. He had two outstanding years for The Carmine Hose—winning 16 games in 1970 and 14 in 1971. Both seasons, Boston finished in third place—under the 'brilliant' managerial reign of Eddie Kasko. But Peters did his part (including 19 RBIs in 1971). Today, he turns 80 years old—Happy birthday, Gary!