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If you clicked on the info icon or the "Stats / Notes / Bio" link, you've reached this page which contains notes, memories, trivia and more about Fritz  Peterson.  If you have anything to add to this player's information, an interesting bit of trivia or a personal memory or story about Fritz, please feel free to share it with us by filling out the form at the bottom of the page. Be sure to include your name and town.

Facts, Trivia, Memories and More about Fritz Peterson


  • Fritz holds the record for the lowest all-time ERA among Yankee pitchers at the original Yankee Stadium with a 2.52 mark. Whitey Ford is second with a 2.55 ERA.
  • Fritz was the Yankees' starting pitcher for the last game at "Old" Yankee Stadium in 1973, before it was renovated.


Fritz P. from Onalaska, WI wrote: It was a great honor to have the lowest ERA in the history of Old Yankee Stadium. I thank God I was a Yankee!
Dick F. from Genoa, IL wrote: I think that it was 1964 and the Genoa Merchants were heading for the Amateur World series in Battle Creek Michigan. Fritz was working for a carpenter and he hit his left thumb with a hammer and could not pitch the 1st game of the series. We lost the 1st game and won the second and Fritz pitched and won the 3rd. We had one of the better teams in the tournament and he was probably one of the best pitchers in the tournament. I think that the Yankees signed him right after the tournament.

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