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  Pete Duda
Pete Duda

Player Profile
Bayonne, NJ

High School:
St. Peter's Prep

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 215




Seasons At Stanford: 2003-05
Professional Baseball Organization: Arizona Diamondbacks (2005 20th Round Pick, 591st Overall)
Complete Career Stats

Getting To Know Pete Duda

Cardinal Career: Made four relief appearances without a decision and recorded an ERA of 8.44 ERA with two strikeouts in 5.1 innings pitched (all in his sophomore season) • Threw a combined 3.0 scoreless innings in his first two collegiate appearances.

As A Junior in 2005: Did not pitch.

Individual Game Notes (2005)

Game-By-Game Statistics

As A Sophomore In 2004: Made four relief appearances without a decision and recorded an ERA of 8.44 ERA with two strikeouts in 5.1 innings pitched • Threw a combined 3.0 scoreless innings in his first two collegiate appearances.

Individual Game Notes (2004)

Game-By-Game Statistics
5/18 vs. San Francisco - ND, 2.0 IP, 1 SO • 5/11 vs. Santa Clara - ND, 1.0 IP ... collegiate debut

As A Freshman In 2003: A member of the team but did not see any game action.

High School: A 2002 graduate of St. Peter's Prep • Named All-Hudson Area First Team by the Newark Star Ledger and All-County First Team by the Jersey Journal three times each (1999-2001) • Posted a 21-8 career prep record • Had excellent junior and sophomore seasons with a 7-3 record, 2.80 ERA, 95 strikeouts and 26 walks in 64.0 innings in 2001, which followed an 8-1 record with a 2.59 ERA, 71 strikeouts and 23 walks in 56.2 innings in 2000 • Tossed a no-hitter versus Bayonne High School during his sophomore campaign • Led his team to an unprecedented four consecutive Hudson County Inter-Scholastic Athletic Association (HCIAA) titles, earning 2001 MVP honors at the league tournament • Had 3-2 records in both an injury-plagued 2002 senior season and as a freshman on the varsity in 1999 • Also played one season of prep basketball • Earned a Presidential Scholarship to attend St. Peter's • Coached in baseball by Joe Urbanovich.

Other Amateur Baseball: Played in two games with the Maxim Yankees in the summer of 2005 before signing a professional baseball contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks organization, recording a 9.00 ERA in 2.0 IP and also picking up a hit and scoring a run in a pair of at bats • Also Had a nice summer in 2004 with the Weatherford Wranglers of the Texas Collegiate League, going 4-2 with a 3.27 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 44.0 innings (second on the team) in eight appearances and six starts to earn a spot on the league's All-Star team • Helped the Wranglers to a playoff spot before the team lost in the Texas Collegiate League semifinal series • Returned to the mound in the summer of 2003 after having missed the previous summer with an arm injury and posted a 1-1 record with a 4.87 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 20.1 innings for the Middletown Giants of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, adding a save and two starts in eight appearances • Participated in the 2001 Area Code Games in Long Beach • Pitched at the 2001 Continental Amateur Baseball Association High School World Series with the New York Futures • Participated at the 2001 Tournament of Stars Junior National Team Trials, and the 1999 and 2000 USA Junior Olympics with the Jersey City Stars of Tomorrow team.

Career Game Highs
IP - 2.0, vs. San Francisco (5/18/04)
SO - 1, twice, last vs. Arizona State (5/30/04)

Getting To Know Pete Duda
Parents:Serge and Antonia Duda
Nickname:The Dude
Number Change:Pete has changed his uniform from No. 14 last year to No. 15 this season
Off The Field:Pete is a member of Cardinal Council and the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
Pre-Game Ritual:Likes to take naps before games, which he began when he got sick before a game in high school and went to sleep in the Athletic Director's office before waking up and tossing his first no-hitter
The reason I love baseball is:Being part of the deep-rooted tradition of America's pastime
Biggest thrill of my life to date is:Skydiving
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned:How to wake up really early
Favorite Pro Sports Team:New York Yankees
Favorite Pro Sports Athlete:Roger Clemens
Best Advice Received:Live my life, so I will never have any regrets
Advice To Youngsters:Work your heart out so that you will never wonder what you could have been
I am most thankful in my life for:My family always being there for me
Earliest Baseball Memory:Going to Toys R Us with my dad to get my first bat and glove for tee-ball

Last Updated: 6/16/05

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