Fritz Peterson was born in 1942 in Chicago, Illinois and was a White Sox fan until he signed with the NY Yankees in 1963. He won the first game he started on April 15, 1966 against the would be World Champion Baltimore Orioles, 3-2. It was the only game the Orioles lost that month. He won 20 games in 1970 and pitched in the All Star game that season. After an 11 year career he holds the lowest career E.R.A. in the long 85 year history of Old Yankee Stadium. Fritz had an over all e.r.a. of 2.52, Whitey Ford was second with a 2.58 e.r.a.
Fritz became an author in 2009 and again in 2012 and is finishing up 2 other books in 2014. He finds humor in almost everything he does. He and his wife have been married for over 40 years and have raised 7 children (so far) with a 7 year old grand daughter living with them as of 2014.
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