Nick Peters

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Nick Anthony Peters (April 1, 1939 – March 23, 2015), was an American baseball writer, who mostly covered San Francisco Giants games in his career, one that spanned 47 seasons (1961–2007).

He spent the majority of his career on the Giants beat at The Oakland Tribune and The Sacramento Bee and also worked for the Berkeley Gazette and San Francisco Chronicle. He was nicknamed "The Greek."[1]

Peters attended all 50 of the Giants' home openers from 1958 to 2008 and authored five books on the team.[2]

He was elected the 2009 winner of the J. G. Taylor Spink Award in balloting by the Baseball Writers Association of America, for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.[3]

Peters died at his home in Elk Grove, California on March 23, 2015, aged 75.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ex-Giants writer Nick Peters dies". ESPN.com. Associated Press. March 23, 2015. Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  2. ^ Haft, Chris (March 23, 2015). "Longtime Giants beat reporter Peters dies at 75". MLB.com. Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  3. ^ Haft, Chris (December 10, 2008). "Beat writer Peters wins Spink Award". MLB.com. Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  4. ^ Breton, Marcos (March 23, 2015). "Nick Peters, longtime baseball writer for The Bee, dies at 75". Sacramento Bee. Retrieved March 24, 2015. 

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