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Rusty Peters

Rusty Peters
Born: (1914-12-14)December 14, 1914
Roanoke, Virginia
Died: February 21, 2003(2003-02-21) (aged 88)
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 14, 1936, for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1947, for the St. Louis Browns
MLB statistics
Batting average .236
Home runs 8
Runs batted in 117

Russell Dixon Peters (December 14, 1914 – February 21, 2003) was an American professional baseball player. A second baseman, shortstop and third baseman, he played in 471 games over all or parts of ten seasons in Major League Baseball with the Philadelphia Athletics (1936–1938), Cleveland Indians (1940–1944; 1946), and the St. Louis Browns (1947). Peters was born in Roanoke, Virginia, and although he spent his childhood in Dayton, Ohio, he returned to Virginia to attend Washington and Lee University and spent several years in retirement in his native state.

Peters, who wore Morgan Blake. The Atlanta Constitution.)

The Indians purchased his contract from Atlanta in order to bring him on as backup to its already fine infield. Consequently, he did not play on a regular basis, but even after four years as a "second-stringer," when he did play, he played well. Sportswriter Gorden Cobbledick declared that "evidence has been accumulating in the last few weeks that, all unsuspecting, we have been harboring in our midst one of the most remarkable athletes in the county." Writing about a possible trade of Russ to the Browns, Ed McAuley stated that "it is about time Peters received some recognition as a genuinely valuable member of the team. ... he has been ready and efficient whenever he has been called on – and he has done well at every position in the infield."

His baseball career was interrupted by service in the Indianapolis Indians (1949–1951), he managed winter baseball teams in Puerto Rico and Panama. In 1993, Russ was recognized as "one of the first fence-busters of Virginia," and he was inducted into the Roanoke-Salem Baseball Hall of Fame.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
  • Rusty Peters.Sargent, Jim, SABR Biography Project
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