Peterson Thomas Gordon Orr...Married Jodi Palmieri
(1/21/06); one son, Maxwell Gordon (6/16/11)...1997
graduate of Newmarket High School (Can.)...Attended
Galveston Community College (TX) from 1998-99...Hobbies: Playing and watching ice hockey...Signed by:
Jim Kane.2011Shuttled between Lehigh Valley (AAA) and the Phillies all
season, having 4 separate ML stints...Made the Phillies Opening Day roster...Started 24 games: 22 at 2nd base and 2 at 3rd base...Had a season-high 3 hits, 9/9 at MIL (8th career 3-hit
game); first game with 3 or more hits since 8/29/09 at STL...Batted .357 (5-14) as a pinch-hitter with the Phillies...With Lehigh Valley, made 43 starts at 3rd base, 13 at 2nd
base, 6 each at SS and RF and 2 as DH...Homered for the 1,000th hit of his professional career,
8/19 at Rochester.2010Spent the season with Syracuse (AAA)...Led the team in games (137), hits (129), runs (63),
doubles (32) and triples (8) and finished 2nd in SB (25)...Appeared at every position except 1st base, pitcher
and catcher...Hit in all 9 spots of the batting order...Batted .309 (63-204) with 17 2B, 4 3B, 4 HR, 18 RBI and
23 runs over his final 58 games of the season2009Spent majority of season with Syracuse of the Triple-A International League before having contract selected by Washington
on August 28...went 3-for-6 (.500) with 2 RBI in 8 pinch-hit appearances.
Game-By-Game Highlights: Posted a career-best 4 hits, including a double, August 29 at STL...lifted game-ending
sac fly in 5-4 win on September 23 vs. LAD...in 2-1 win on October 1 at ATL, capped scoring via opposite-field RBI
single with one out in the 9th to snap a 1-1 deadlock.
In Minor Leagues: In 120 games with Syracuse, hit .245 with 9 homers, 50 RBI and 18 stolen bases...tied with Justin
Maxwell for the team lead with 5 triples...started games at 3B (58), SS (45) and 2B (20).2008Valuable member of Manny Acta's bench...enjoyed 3 months, or 2 stints, on the roster...recorded game-winning RBI
with 2-run pinch-hit single that snapped 7th-inning tie in 10-6 win, August 2 vs. CIN.
In minor leagues: Began season with Triple-A Columbus...11 triples led all Nationals farmhands and tied him for 2nd in
International League...led Columbus with 19 stolen bases at time of recall, July 10...went 24-for-80 (.300) with RISP.2007Pete once again filled his utility infielder/pinch hitter role, making the Opening Day roster and remaining
with the club other than being optioned to Richmond (AAA) from 7/5-9/3...Was 7-for-29 (.241) as PH. Of his 65 at-bats, 29 came as a pinch-hitter...Went 0-for-8 with a walk in nine plate appearances vs. LHP. Hit .228 (13-for-57) off RHP...Started nine games, seven as a third baseman and two at second base...Was optioned to Richmond (AAA) on 7/5 and joined the club on 7/12 (0-3, K, RS). Hit .240 (37-for-154)
with one home run and eight RBIs in 43 games. Made 15 starts in CF, 13 at 2B, 7 at 3B, 3 at SS, 1 in RF
and 1 in LF...Hit just .148 at Turner Field and hit .237 on the road...Appeared in LF in the 11th inning on 8/28 at FLA for 0.2 IP after Jeff Francoeur was ejected in the top of
the inning. It was his fourth career appearance in the outfield and first since 5/25/05 vs. NYM...Had only multi-hit game (2-for-3, 2 R) on 6/1 at CHI...Had a two-out, two-run pinch single in the 9th inning of the 4/24 win at FLA...Hit .293 during Grapefruit League games to make his third consecutive Opening Day roster.2006Played in 102 games in his second season and batted .253 with 16 pinch hits...His 16 pinch hits tied for third in the majors...Batted .265 vs. RHP and just .182 vs. LHP...Hit .291 after the All-Star break, including .406 (13-for-32) in the month of August...Batted .391 (9-for-23) in 14 games vs. FLA...Had a five-game hitting streak (7-for-15, .467) snapped 8/25 vs. WSH...Started at 2B/leadoff all three games at FLA (8/18-20) and went 5-for-12 in the series...Matched career high with three hits 8/12 vs. MIL, including a triple, double and RBI...Clubbed second career homer (and pinch HR) on 6/7 vs. WSH, his first since 4/25/05...Collected a pinch-single in the eighth inning on 4/3 at LA and again in the eighth inning on 4/5 at LA...Played for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic and went 1-for-12.2005Agreed to participate for Canada in the 2006 World Baseball Classic.
... Rookie infielder made valuable contributions, batting .300 in 112 games played.
... Batted .391 vs. LHP and .283 vs. RHP. Hit .339 at night and .171 in day games.
... Ranked second on the team with 10 pinch hits (Julio Franco-14).
... Made his Major League debut 4/5 at FLA and went 0-for-1.
... Went 2-for-4 and scored a run 4/6 at FLA. Collected his first Major League hit in the third inning off Al Leiter.
... Had first career three-hit game and scored two runs 4/12 vs. WSH.
... Hit first career HR (as a pinch-hitter) and had first two RBI off R. Hernandez 4/25 at NYM.
... Stole his first career base 6/1 at WSH and scored the winning run.
... Had three hits 6/15 at TEX in first appearance as DH. Had three hits 9/28 vs. COL as the leadoff hitter.
... 2005 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Division Series (Hou.): Appeared in three games...Went 0-for-1 as a
pinch hitter in Game 1, pinch ran in Game 3 and went 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter in the 14th inning of Game 4.2004Established career highs in average (.320), hits (147), 2Bs (16), 3Bs (10), stolen bases (24) and runs (69)...His .320 batting average and 24 stolen bases led the Richmond (AAA) club...Selected to play in the International League All-Star game...Named International League April Player of the Month, posting a .381 (24-for-63) batting average with four
doubles, one triple and five RBI...Ranked fifth in the IL and fourth among Braves minor leaguers in average, tied second in the IL and led
Braves minor leaguers in triples, tied for sixth in the IL and led Braves minor leaguers in hits and tied
for seventh among Braves minor leaguers in stolen bases...Named winner of the Bill Lucas Award as the player who best represents the Braves organization on and
off the field by the 400 Club...Played in nine games for Team Canada in the Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. And batted .353
(12-for-34, T8th among Olympic players), with eight RBI (T6th), eight runs scored (T5th), one double, one
triple, one home run, two stolen bases (T2nd) and two sacrifice flies...Was named Senior National Team Most Valuable Player by Baseball Canada on 1/15/05.2003Was Greenville's lone selection to the Southern League Post-Season All-Star Team...was named the Double-A Southern
League's "Hustler of the Year"...hit .333 in April.2002Played for both Greenville and Myrtle Beach of the Single-A South Atlantic League...batted .350 for Greenville in
August...posted 20 RBI in July...led G-Braves in stolen bases with 23.2001In first season with Myrtle Beach, notched pair of 8-game hitting streaks, August 5-13 and August 15-22...hit .295 with
3 homers and 10 RBI in August...played 2B (21 games), 3B (4), SS (39), LF (24),CF (1) and DH (1).2000Began professional career with Rookie-level Jamestown of the New York-Penn League.