Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Nick Peters enters baseball Hall of Fame

Nick Peters, who covered the Giants for 47 seasons, was elected yesterday to the Hall of Fame in balloting by the Baseball Writers Association of America, the Chron and other papers report. Peters, 69, wrote primarily for the Oakland Tribune and Sacramento Bee but he also covered baseball for the Chronicle and served as a correspondent for Sports Illustrated and The Sporting News in addition to authoring five books on the Giants. He retired from the SacBee last year.

"It's very humbling," Peters told the Chron's John Shea. "It means a lot because I never was one to seek national attention. I always wanted to be a baseball writer, even in high school, but I never aspired to anything like this. It's a true surprise.

"I might be the last of a dying breed, a career baseball writer. I mean, I did it because I loved the game."

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