Ricky Peters

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Ricky Peters
Center fielder
Born: (1955-11-21) November 21, 1955 (age 61)
Lynwood, California
Batted: Both Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 8, 1979, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
June 29, 1986, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
Batting average .277
Home runs 2
Runs batted in 80
Teams

Richard Devin "Ricky" Peters (born November 21, 1955 in Lynwood, California) is a former center fielder in Major League Baseball. Listed at 5' 9" (1.75 m), 170 lb. (77 kg), he was a switch hitter and threw right-handed.

Peters was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 1977 amateur draft out of Arizona State University. He played from 1979 to 1981 with the Tigers and for the Oakland Athletics in the 1983 and 1986 seasons.

His most productive season came in 1980, when he posted career numbers in games (133), batting average (.291), on-base percentage (.369), hits (139), runs batted in (42), doubles (19), triples (7), home runs (2) and stolen bases (13).

In a five-season career, he hit .277 (255-for-1058) with two homers and 80 RBI, including a .356 OBP, 135 runs scored, 34 doubles, 10 triples, and 20 steals in 307 games.

Peters also played seven Minor league seasons spanning 1977–1986, and for the Leones del Caracas of the Venezuelan Winter League during the 1979–1980 tournament.

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