Pete Ward

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Pete Ward
Third baseman / Left Fielder / First baseman / Coach
Born: (1937-07-26) July 26, 1937 (age 81)
Montreal, Quebec
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 21, 1962, for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
September 25, 1970, for the New York Yankees
MLB statistics
Batting average .254
Home runs 98
Runs batted in 427

As player

As coach

Peter Thomas Ward (born July 26, 1937 in Montreal, Quebec) is a retired professional baseball player who played nine seasons for the Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, and New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. Ward was the runnerup for the American League Rookie of the Year Award award in 1963,[1] and was named American League Rookie of the Year by The Sporting News.[2] The son of former National Hockey League forward Jimmy Ward, Pete attended Jefferson High School in Portland, Oregon and played college baseball at Portland's Lewis & Clark College.

Ward was a coach of the Atlanta Braves, managed and coached in the Yankees' farm system, and managed the Portland Beavers.[3] He is a member of the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame,[4] and the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.


  1. ^ "Chisox Gary Peters Named As the AL's Best Rookie". Lawrence Journal-World. 29 November 1963. Retrieved 26 July 2018. 
  2. ^ Deitsch, Richard (31 July 2000). "Pete Ward, Almost On SI's Cover JUNE 7, 1965". Vault. Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 26 July 2018. 
  3. ^ "PIL Hall of Fame Cyber Museum: Pete Ward". Portland Interscholastic Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2007-08-30. 
  4. ^ "Pete Ward | Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum". Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Retrieved 26 July 2018. 

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