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Baseball executive Hank Peters dies

CLEVELAND -- The Indians say former general manager and president Hank Peters has died from complications from a recent stroke. He was 90.

Peters, who also led the Baltimore Orioles to two World Series appearances, passed away Sunday morning in Boca Raton, Florida. Peters was instrumental in the rebirth of Cleveland's organization. He served as the Indians president/GM from 1987-91.

Before joining the Indians, Peters spent 12 years in Baltimore. The Orioles won a World Series title while he was there in 1983.

Peters was hired by late Indians owner Dick Jacobs. The Indians credited him with setting the foundation for a new downtown ballpark in Cleveland and turned around a foundering franchise.

After serving in the Army during World War II, Peter broke into baseball with the St. Louis Browns.

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