Peters spent parts of five seasons in the majors, playing for the Detroit Tigers and Oakland A’s, between 1979 and 1986. In 307 games, Peters hit .277 with two home runs and 20 stolen bases. He was a starter for Detroit in 1980, playing 133 games, mostly in the outfield. He hit .291 that season with both of his home runs and 13 steals.
Peters’ first home run came while playing for Detroit on May 27, 1980. He came up in the top of the sixth inning with the bases loaded and Mike Griffin on the hill for the Yankees. Peters’ grand slam cut New York’s lead to 9-6, but the Tigers could not complete the comeback and ended up losing the game by the same score.
Peters helped the 1977 Arizona State baseball team win the College World Series.
Rick Peters – career stats