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Thursday, April 28, 2022

Peter Hoy made the majors for five outings; Played in Olympics with Canada, became coach

Peter Hoy debuted well with the Red Sox in April 1992, one inning, two hits but no runs. Then came the reliever's second outing, one where he didn't record an out, while giving up two earned runs.

"It was one of those days," Hoy told The Baltimore Sun afterward. "I couldn't make a pitch inside to the left-handed hitters. These things are going to happen, but I was disappointed with my effort."

For Hoy, those kinds of days would be limited, at least in the majors, as his major league time overall proved limited. He got into five total games for the Red Sox into that May. Those five outings proved his only outings in the majors.

Hoy's career began in 1988, taken by the Red Sox in the 33rd round of the draft out of Le Moyne College in Syracuse. He was also credited as Pete Hoy.

Hoy went to Le Moyne out of his native Canada. He then delayed his pro career to go back home and play for the Canadian team in the Olympics.

"It really was exciting," Hoy recalled to The Elmira Star-Gazette after getting to short-season Elmira in June 1989. "I'll never forget the opening ceremonies with 100,000 people watching you."

Hoy started with the Red Sox at short-season Elmira. He went 6-10 over 26 outings, 12 starts, with a 2.82 ERA. 

Hoy moved to high-A Winter Haven for 1990. He went 2-10, with a 3.56 ERA over 52 relief outings, three starts. He saved seven.

For 1991, he made AA New Britain and saw 15 relief outings at AAA Pawtucket. He saved 20 games between the two levels, with a 1.69 overall ERA.

He then started 1992 in Boston. He got into five games, 3.2 innings of work. He gave up three earned runs for a 7.36 ERA.

Hoy pitched the rest of the year at Pawtucket, then 1993 between New Britain and high-A Fort Lauderdale. That 1993 campaign proved his last with the Red Sox.

He moved to independent Regina for 1994, then independent Adirondack for 1995. He went 2-2, with a 2.09 ERA over 30 relief outings at Adirondack to end his career.

Hoy soon returned to Le Moyne as pitching coach. He stayed there from 1997 to 2009. For 2010, he was named head coach at St. Lawrence University.

"We are very pleased to have Pete Hoy join our athletic department," St. Lawrence Athletic Director Margie Strait said in a statement then. "He has a wealth of experience as a player, intercollegiate coach and recruiter that make him an outstanding choice as our new head coach."

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:3,901
Made the Majors:1,300-33.3%-X
Never Made Majors:2,601-66.7%
5+ Seasons in the Majors:528
10+ Seasons in the Minors:325

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