John Phillip Peters

John Phillip Peters

Birth
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 4 Jan 1924 (aged 73)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 8211953 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. John Peters started his career as a teammate of Al Spading in 1874 with the Chicago White Stockings of the National Association. He played mostly at shortstop throughout his career, occasionally filling in at 2nd base and the outfield. He was considered to be a wonderful fielder during his playing days, even though he averaged about 38 errors a year and had 453 errors lifetime. Playing barehanded, he became very adapt at turning double plays. He was also a decent hitter, who batted .280 or better 6 times, and batted .300 for 3 straight years. He moved with the White Sox when they joined the National League in 1876 and stayed and additional 3 seasons before joining the Milwaukee Grays who were managed by Jack Chapman. After one season there he rejoined the White Stockings in 1979. He then moved on for a one season stints with the Providence Grays in 1880 and the Buffalo Bisons in 1881. 1882 saw him with the Pittsburgh Alleghenys where he batted .288 in 78 games. He broke his leg in 1883 and only appeared in 8 games. Attempts and a comeback were eventually futile, as he lost his range and speed. He retired after 1 game with Pittsburgh the next season. After his career, he worked with the St. Louis Parks Department, where he took special care of the baseball fields around the city. In 615 league games, spanning 11 seasons, John Peters accrued a lifetime average of .278 in 2695 career at bats, with 3 homers and 248 RBI's.

Bio by: Frank Russo


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  • Originally Created by: Frank Russo
  • Added: 27 Dec 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8211953
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Phillip Peters (8 Apr 1850–4 Jan 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8211953, citing New Saint Marcus Cemetery and Mausoleum, Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .