LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — Hank Peters, the general manager of the last Orioles team to win a World Series in 1983, died Sunday morning of complications from a recent stroke, according to The Baltimore Sun. He was 90 years old.

He was staying at Hospice By The Sea in Boca Raton, Fla. at the time of his death and lived in Highland Beach, Fla.

In Dec. 1975, Peters took over the Orioles and, for much of the next 12 years, sustained success.

According to The Baltimore Sun, in his first 10 years, the Orioles averaged 90 victories and won two American League championships.

In 1979, they lost a seven-game World Series to the Pittsburgh Pirates; four years later, the Orioles defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in five games.

Peters is survived by a daughter, Sharon Peters of Delray Beach, Fla.; a son, Steve Peters, of Boynton Beach, Fla.; and two grandchildren. His wife of 59 years, the former Dorothy Kleimeier, died in 2010.

 

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