Peter was honored at the Baseball Hall of Fame on July 31, 2005.
In 2004, Peter was selected as the 56th recipient of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for outstanding baseball writing, given by the BBWAA.
Peter has been awarded an honorary Pointer Fellow from Yale University.
Peter has authored numerous baseball books, including Beyond the Sixth Game.
Peter is regularly interviewed on radio and television programs.
Peter's nickname is "The Commissioner."
Peter lives in Boston,Massachusetts.
Peter was a featured writer at The Boston Globe for many years as the main journalist covering the Boston Red Sox.
Peter is a noted fan of indie rock, and is active in the Boston indie rock scene when his other commitments allow him the time.
He was voted the National Sportswriter of the Year for 1989, 1990 and 1993 by the National Sportscasters.
Peter is a 1969 graduate of the University of North Carolina.