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Pete "Pecky" Suder

Baseball ∙ Aliquippa

 

 

 

 

Pete (Pecky) Suder was a major league baseball star in the years when most young players had to work their way up to the big time after many seasons in the minors. After starring at Aliquippa High School in baseball and basketball under Coach Nate Lippe, Pete got his first break in organized baseball in 1934 with Greensburg of the old Penn State League. In 1935, he joined the Washington (PA) team, then a farm club of the New York Yankees, and began his long climb to the majors. He played minor league baseball as an infielder for Akron, Norfolk, Binghamton (NY), and Newark, then went back to Binghamton, where he was named MVP in the league in 1940. Pete was drafted by the Philadelphia Athletics at the end of that season and played 12 seasons for Connie Macks Athletics in Philly and one in Kansas City. He was best known as a superb second baseman, but was also a reliable hitter who could move a runner up and bat runs in. Together with the famous As infield of shortstop Eddie Joost, third baseman Ed Majeski, and first baseman Ferris Fain, Pete shared the major league double play record of 217 in a season for many years. After completing his baseball career, Pete later served as deputy warden and warden of the Beaver County Jail.