Hardy Peterson

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Harding William Peterson
(Pete; Hardy)

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Biographical Information[edit]

Hardy "Pete" Peterson was an All-American catcher at Rutgers University who played in the 1950 College World Series. Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates that year, he made the big leagues in 1955. He appeared in 32 games in 1955, 30 games in 1957 (when he hit .301), and a couple of games each in 1958 and 1959. His playing career was cut short due to a collision at home where he suffered a severe arm fracture. He was never the same throwing afterwards and retired as a player after several unsuccessful attempts to come back.

Peterson was the farm director for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1968 and the Scouting Director from 1969 to 1976. He was Co-General Manager of the Pirates, with Joseph O'Toole, in 1977-1978 and GM from 1979 to 1985. Peterson was General Manager of the New York Yankees in 1990 and special assistant to the GM in 1991.

His son, Rick Peterson, never reached the big leagues as a player but went on to serve as pitching coach for the Oakland Athletics,New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers.

Preceded by
Joe Brown
Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager
Succeeded by
Syd Thrift
Preceded by
Bob Quinn
New York Yankees General Manager
Succeeded by
Gene Michael

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1959 Wilson Tobs Carolina League 48-35
2nd Pittsburgh Pirates League Champs replaced by Don Osborn (13-16) from July 14 to August 13
1960 Burlington Bees Three-I League 66-74 5th Pittsburgh Pirates none
1961 Burlington Bees Three-I League 65-65 5th Pittsburgh Pirates none
1962 Kinston Eagles Carolina League 83-57 2nd Pittsburgh Pirates League Champs
1963 Kinston Eagles Carolina League 77-66 3rd (t) Pittsburgh Pirates Lost in 1st round
1964 Kinston Eagles Carolina League 79-59 2nd Pittsburgh Pirates Lost in 1st round
1965 Asheville Tourists Southern League 80-60 2nd Pittsburgh Pirates none
1966 Asheville Tourists Southern League 78-61 2nd Pittsburgh Pirates none
1967 Columbus Jets International League 69-71 4th Pittsburgh Pirates Lost League Finals

Record as a General Manager[edit]

Draft Picks[edit]

First Round - Pirates

Other Notable Selections - Pirates

First Round - Yankees

Other Notable Selections - Yankees

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