Self Publishing Author talks about Baseball, Swapping Wives and Cancer

Fritz Peterson, author of Mickey Mantle Is Going To Heaven (Outskirts Press), well known in baseball history for “swapping wives,” was recently interviewed by Ron Kaplan. 

In his interview, Peterson talks about playing baseball for the New York Yankees, writing his memoirs, surviving cancer and his sequel with the working title, “Joe DiMaggio is Going to Hell.” 

Read more and listen to the interview on Ron Kaplan’s Baseball Bookshelf here:

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Former Yankees Pitcher Bestseller in Self Publishing

For the first time since 2003, the New York Yankees are headed to the World Series.

What a great time to read about some of the history of the Yankees!

Mickey Mantle Is Going To Heaven, by Former Yankee pitcher, Fritz Peterson, was just published this summer and was one of the top 10 best selling self published books by Outskirts Press in September.

In the 1960s in New York City, every young boy dreamed of playing for the Yankees. The difference was that Fritz Peterson was born with a pitcher’s arm that would take him to “the Show.” In his rookie year, in 1966, Peterson had the opportunity to play with Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. Then he made a name for himself—both on the field and off.Like so many of his colleagues, Peterson was a prankster; and as his story unfolds, we are given a home plate look into the quirks and foibles of his time with such baseball greats as Whitey Ford, Thurman Munson, Jim Bouton, Bobby Murcer, Joe Pepitone, and Mel Stottlemyre. In 1973, Peterson was involved in what Sports Illustrated called the most highly publicized trade in all of sports history —when he and a teammate traded wives. The storm of negative publicity and disapproval damaged his career. But whether in his very public years as a baseball player or in his later, private struggle with prostate cancer, Fritz Peterson continued to seek “salvation” and ultimately came to understand the truth of God’s Grace.
Fritz Peterson was born in Oak Park, Illinois, on February 8, 1942. He grew up in the Chicago area where he graduated from Northern Illinois University, earning three degrees. He signed with the New York Yankees out of college and went on to become the best pitcher of all time in earned run average (ERA) in historic Yankee Stadium. Today he travels from New York to Colorado raising money for prostate cancer research, and writes books about the grace of God.

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New York Times features NY Yankees pitcher and self-publishing author

The Friday, September 18th edition of the New York Times (archived at featured an article about former NY Yankees pitcher Fritz
Peterson and his book, Mickey Mantle Is Going to Heaven, recently published by
Outskirts Press.

“If I were to die now, I’d be a very happy camper,” Peterson, at the age of 67, said while signing copies prior to a Yankees game earlier in the week.

Mickey Mantle Is Going to Heaven
Author Fritz Peterson as a NY Yankee

Read the full article on the New York Times website here.

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