April 16, 1916|
|Died: November 14, 2006
|April 15, 1941, for the Philadelphia Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 30, 1955, for the Kansas City Athletics|
|Runs batted in||541|
Peter Suder (April 16, 1916 – November 14, 2006), nicknamed "Pecky," was an American professional baseball player, a utility infielder for the Philadelphia/Kansas City Athletics (1941–43 and 1946–55). Born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, Suder threw and batted right-handed, stood 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and weighed 180 pounds (82 kg).
Suder led the American League in grounding into double plays (23) in 1941. He is also the Athletics' all-time leader in grounding into double plays (158). Suder was a member of the 1949 Philadelphia Athletics team that set a Major League team record of 217 double plays, a record which still stood as of 2010.
In 13 seasons he played in 1,421 games, had 5,085 at bats, 469 runs, 1,268 hits, 210 doubles, 44 triples, 49 home runs, 541 runs batted in, 19 stolen bases, 288 bases on balls, a .249 batting average, .290 on-base percentage, .337 slugging percentage, 1,713 total bases and 92 sacrifice hits.
He died, aged 90, in Aliquippa.
- Baseball in Wartime.com
- Macht, Norman (December 1989). Old A's Were Masters of the Double Play. Baseball Digest (Books.Google.com). Retrieved 24 April 2011.
- "A Record with Legs: Most Double Plays Turned in a Season". philadelphiaathletics.org. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
- Bio at Baseball Almanac
- Pete Suder at Find a Grave
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