Christopher Ronald Petersen
(born November 6, 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts
) is a former second baseman
in Major League Baseball
who played 7 games for the Colorado Rockies
in 1999. He attended Southington High School
in Southington, Connecticut
and then Georgia Southern University
, where he appeared in the 1990 College World Series
. He is 5'11" tall and he weighed 175 pounds. He was a right-hander.
Selected in the 9th round of the 1992 draft
(247th overall) by the Chicago Cubs
, Petersen spent several years in the minors before making his major league debut. Although he was no more than mediocre during his time in the minors (his batting average was constantly around the Mendoza Line
) he still managed a trip to the majors at the age of 28 during the 1999 season. He made his debut on May 25 of that year for the Rockies (who picked him up as a free agent), going one for four at the plate in his first game. In the rest of his season he did not fare so well, as he collected only one more hit in nine additional at bats. He finished his only season with a .154 batting average
, 2 RBI and one run in 13 career at bats (seven games). He had a .966 career fielding percentage
. He played his final big league game on June 4.
Petersen traded from the Pittsburgh Pirates
to the Arizona Diamondbacks
for Bry Nelson
on July 11, 2001. He never played in either of those teams' farm systems.
After the majors, he bounced around in the minors in the Cubs and Atlanta Braves
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