Hank Peters

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Peters(on left) talking to Maryland delegate Curt Anderson

Henry J. "Hank" Peters (born September 16, 1924) is an American former baseball executive. He began his career in the scouting department of the St. Louis Browns and their successors, the Baltimore Orioles, in the mid-1950s. Peters subsequently joined the front office of the Kansas City Athletics, directing their scouting and minor league system in the mid-1960s under tempestuous owner Charlie Finley. He held the title of general manager of the Athletics during the 1965 season.[1]

Peters joined the Cleveland Indians following the 1965 campaign as director of player personnel and assistant general manager to Gabe Paul for the remainder of the 1960s through 1971. He then served as the sixth president in the history of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, the umbrella group that governs minor league baseball, from 1972 to 1975, president and general manager of the Orioles from 1975 to 1987, and president of the Indians from 1987 to 1991.

As Orioles' general manager, he kept the team competitive in the tough American League East Division, and won AL pennants in 1979 and 1983, as well as the 1983 World Series.

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Preceded by
Pat Friday
Kansas City Athletics General Manager
1965
Succeeded by
Ed Lopat
Preceded by
Frank Cashen
Baltimore Orioles General Manager
19751987
Succeeded by
Roland Hemond
Preceded by
Gabe Paul
Cleveland Indians President
19871992
Succeeded by
Rick Bay
Preceded by
Harry Dalton
Sporting News Major League Baseball Executive of the Year
1983
Succeeded by
Dallas Green