An American Classic

I saw Jon Peters pitch when I was in 5th or 6th grade.

Jon pitched for Brenham High School, and gained national fame by winning 53 consecutive games as a pitcher. I saw win #50, against Taylor High School at the Katy High field. It was held there because Taylor’s baseball field was ill-equipped to hold the crowd that showed up to see Peters pitch.

He made the cover of Sports Illustrated, the only high school pitcher ever to do so. I started thinking about it a few days ago, and I couldn’t remember his name. After some serious searching, I finally discovered the article that accompanied that SI cover.

Peters blew out his arm shortly after high school, but I’ll remember watching him pitch for the rest of my life.