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Friday, January 22, 2010

Jeff Peterek, Signing Deals - 26

Check out the revisited Jeff Peterek feature from November 2011: Jeff Peterek, Great Game

Jeff Peterek signed a deal with the Brewers as an amateur free agent in 1985. After one brief stint in the majors and later arm problems, Peterek would go on to sign other kinds of deals, but still as an agent, a real estate agent.

Peterek began his minor league career in Beloit, with the Brewers' single-A club. By 1988, he was at AAA Denver with the Zephyrs. By Aug. 14, 1989, he was in Milwaukee. By Sept. 22, he major league career was done.

Peterek pitched in a total of seven games for the Brewers, striking out 16 and putting up a 4.02 ERA. He would return to the minors for 1990, but would pitch in only 15 more games.

In nine games for Denver in 1990, arm problems contributed to a 6.82 ERA. He was released by May 25. The next year, his final year, he returned, signing on with the Braves. But in six games, he posted a 4.38 ERA and he was done.

In 2003, Peterek was honored by one of the colleges he attended and played for, installed a member of the Lake Michigan College Hall of Fame. Peterek played there from 1980 to 1982. His seven games for the Brewers count him as the only player from the college to make the big leagues.

He was last reported as a real estate agent south of the college in Union Pier.

1990 CMC Tally
Cards Reviewed: 26/880 - 2.9%
Major Leaguers: 12 - 46%
Never Made the Majors: 14 - 54%
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 5
10+ Seasons in the Minors: 8

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