Milwaukee Brewers Research – A Cup of Coffee with Ray Peters
The baseball definition for a “Cup of Coffee” is a short time spent by a minor leaguer at the major league level. One way a player can get a cup of coffee is via the September call-up when teams are allowed to expand their rosters from 25 players to 40. Many players joining teams during September make just an appearance or two, and never return to the big leagues.
In 1970, the first year of Milwaukee Brewers baseball, there were two such cup of coffee player appearances. Both are notable because they came prior to the September call-ups. Pitcher Ray Peters made just two starts and saw his major league career last about a week.