Former Seattle Pilot Ray Peters Visits Hall of Fame
“This…this is incredible,” Peters said.
A 6-foot-5 right-hander out of Harvard University, Peters was the first selection by the Pilots during the January draft in 1969. Though he didn’t make the club out of Spring Training in 1970, Peters remembers the uncertainty hanging over the franchise.
“We heard rumors, but nobody really knew what was going on,” Peters said. “After spring training, the team just went north, they didn’t know if they were going to Seattle or Milwaukee.”
Peters was eventually called up by the Brewers in June of that year and made the only two starts of his career.
At the culmination of the tour, Peters was already thinking about his next visit to Cooperstown, or maybe even staying for a little while.
“How do I get an internship here?” Peters asked. “Or at least a camp for seniors!”
Ryan Turnquist is the 2015 public relations intern in the Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum