Veteran sportswriter Maury Allen was among the crowd at the Yogi Berra Museum in Little Falls, NJ for an author appearance/book-signing by former Yankees pitcher Fritz Peterson.
The ex-big-leaguer, who made headlines back in 1973 when he and teammate Mike Kekich traded families, was on hand to promote his new book, Mickey Mantle is Going to Heaven.
Peterson, 67, pitched for 11 seasons, primarily for the Yankees, but also with the Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers before retiring in 1976. He finished with a career record of 133-131, an earned run average of 3.30, and holds the record for lowest ERA at Yankee Stadium at 2.52.
Unfortunately, Peterson is dealing with serious health issues which prodded him to published his book now.