Eight Webster Groves seniors signed their national letters of intent for spring sport scholarships April 11. One of these students was varsity pitcher senior Peter Fairbanks.
Fairbanks signed with less than a 70 percent baseball scholarship to the University of Missouri. Fairbanks originally had a 70 percent scholarship, but due to an elbow injury where he tore his UCL, Mizzou didn’t offer quite as much.
Fairbanks was introduced fairly young to baseball, playing with the Kirkwood league, and later joining a traveling team at about age eight. He continued playing with this team until he joined the Webster Groves baseball team.
On top of playing with WGHS, Fairbanks plays with a summer team. Starting Varsity baseball freshman year, Fairbanks was thrown in fairly quickly but did not truly start pitching until he joined a separate summer team through the Webster program.
Fairbanks was first noticed at the Team USA tryouts in North Carolina; unfortunately, Fairbanks did not make the team when he tried out but was fortunately recognized by Mizzou, for attending Mizzou for athletics, ran in the family.
“My dad played there. All of my uncles played football there, so it’s kind of a family thing,” said Fairbanks.