Tuesday, July 14, 2015

How Fritz Peterson was inches from bringing the American League to victory in the 1970 All Star Game

Fritz Peterson stood on the mound in the ninth inning of the 1970 All-Star Game, ahead 0-2 with one out against Willie McCovey. Looking for a ground ball double play to bring the American League to a 4-1 victory, find out how Peterson came within inches of sealing the deal and potentially changing the course of baseball history (and Ray Fosse's career).

This story and many others are told in Peterson's new book, "When the Yankees Were on the Fritz: Revisiting the Horace Clarke Era."

Fritz Peterson with Earl Weaver and Ray Fosse at the 1970 All Star Game


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