“I’m honored and flattered to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Thinking back to my time in high school, I never could’ve dreamed this path would follow. Now my dreams have become a reality and I’m incredibly grateful to be here today.”
At age 37, Peter is among the youngest to hold the general manager position in all of Major League Baseball. The Tampa Bay Rays, the team he works for, are among the most highly-regarded MLB organizations, having been named Baseball America’s “Organization of the Year” in 2021 for the second time in three years. The team made it to the World Series in 2020 and in 2021 won the most games (100) in the American League.
Peter’s deep passion for baseball began when he was a child. As a student at Roxboro Middle School, he and a friend organized a summer baseball clinic to teach baseball skills to younger kids. In high school, he played baseball in the Cleveland Heights and South Euclid recreational leagues. At college, Peter organized and was president of Baseball Analysis at Tufts (BAT), the university’s first-ever baseball club, bringing in speakers and conducting research. He spent the summer after his freshman year working at Progressive Field (then Jacobs Field) and the following summer interning with the Rays. By 2009, Peter began working for the Rays as an intern, and several years later was hired as a full-time employee. He held a wide variety of front-office positions with increasing responsibility before being promoted to GM. Without a doubt, Peter’s experiences at Heights – where he honed skill sets to get along and work with others and value people for their individual qualities – propel him in his remarkable career (to date).
BA, American Studies, Tufts University
SVP/General Manager, Tampa Bay Rays