Joe Peta

Joe Peta

After working for fifteen years as a sell-side market maker and running the trading desk of a long/short equity hedge fund, Joe Peta’s career on Wall Street came to an abrupt halt two years ago when an FDNY ambulance ran him down in Manhattan. While he recovered from a substantial leg injury, he developed a book proposal merging three passions in his life: trading, sports betting, and baseball. The resulting book, Trading Bases, A Story About Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball will be published by Dutton Books (Penguin, USA) on March 7. Joe graduated with an accounting degree from Virginia Tech and he earned his MBA from Stanford University. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and two daughters.