Gary Peterson, San Jose Mercury News

Gary Peterson

San Jose Mercury News

Walnut Creek, CA, United States

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Past articles by Gary:

Hall of Fame spitballer, SF Giants great Gaylord Perry dies at age 84

The five-time All-Star began his career with the Giants, playing in San Francisco from 1962 to 1971 before being sent to Cleveland in one of the worst trades in Giants history. → Read More

On this date, 1985: Chris Mullin, Will Clark meet the Bay Area

Promising first-round left-handers could bring a winning culture to the Warriors and Giants. → Read More

Farewell: After 43 years, sportswriter Gary Peterson is calling it a day

Longtime sportswriter for East Bay Times/Mercury News -- he was on the scene when Joe Montana and Dwight Clark connected for "The Catch -- announces his retirement → Read More

On this date, 2000: Tiger Woods dominates U.S. Open at Pebble

Tiger Woods, asked how great he is after his U.S. Open win in 2000 said, "That's not exactly easy for me to answer." → Read More

A lot of chatter about Colin Kaepernick, but does it represent progress?

Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn says Colin Kaepernick fits his team's style. → Read More

Mike McCormick, first Giants pitcher to win Cy Young, dies at 81

Mike McCormick returned to Giants in 1967 after four seasons in the American League, That year he 22 games and the Cy Young Award. → Read More

Giants exec extolls best-in-class facilities, instruction

Giants used a National league record 64 players last season. Team’s operations analyst: “If you can help the Giants win games, you’ll be playing in San Francisco.” → Read More

On this date, 2007: A’s spoil Curt Schilling no-hitter

With the A's one out from humiliation, Shannon Stewart singled to break up the no-hit bid of Boston's Curt Schilling. → Read More

On this date, 2001: 49ers legend Jerry Rice defects to the Raiders

Jerry Rice, before his first practice with the Raiders, said his heart was pounding. → Read More

Did former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick see this day from four years away?

Ex-NFL linebacker on current civil unrest: “People are looking at (Kaepernick) now like, ‘OK, maybe he knew.'” → Read More

Former Cal Bears football standout dies from cancer

In three NFL seasons as an NFL linebacker, Phil Croyle played 27 games for the Houston Oilers and five for the Buffalo Bills. → Read More

On this date, 2010: Giants rookie Buster Posey makes lasting impression in debut

San Francisco rookie Buster Posey gets three hits, three RBIs in 2010 season debut. → Read More

Roy Steele, the A’s ‘Voice of God’, dies

Dick Callahan, who took over for A's PA announcer Roy Steele called his predecessor "absolutely a legend." → Read More

On this date, 2004: A’s retire Reggie Jackson’s number

As a player, Reggie Jackson said, "I was a loudmouth because I said what I felt." → Read More

John McCarthy, assistant coach with Sharks affiliate, lauded for leadership, dedication

John McCarthy was on the 2018 U.S. men’s hockey team, and was co-captain on the 2009 Boston University team which won the NCAA championship. → Read More

Ex-49ers, Raiders pass rusher Aldon Smith reinstated by NFL, working out with Cowboys

Aldon Smith, a premier pass rushing linebacker with the 49ers in 2012, hasn't played an NFL game since November 2015 with the Raiders. → Read More

Ex-Michael Jordan teammate: ‘Klay Thompson could’ve excelled in Jordan era’

Klay Thompson could have posed some problems for Michael Jordan, says former Bulls player. → Read More

Kevin Durant gone from the Warriors, far from forgotten

Try as he might, Kevin Durant can’t seem to escape his three seasons with the Golden State Warriors. → Read More

Raiders sign cornerback Prince Amukamara

Cornerback Prince Amukamara was a first-round in the 2011 NFL draft. → Read More

Ex-A’s manager Art Howe, hospitalized with COVID-19, returns home

Art Howe said he is feeling better after contracting COVID-19, but has no taste or smell. → Read More