Pete Peterson

Reading Baseball

Richard "Pete" Peterson is the creative force behind WSIU Radio's Reading Baseball Series.  Pete's original essays and commentaries are a regular staple for any fan of the game.

Originating in March of 2004, Reading Baseball is in its 10th season!  Pete is a Professor Emeritus of Southern Illinois University.  He is also the editor of the St. Louis Baseball Reader, and the author of Growing Up With Clemente and  Pops: The Willie Stargell Story.

MGM

You may know Gene Kelly from his dancing and acting days mainly in the 1940's and 1950's... But in this edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson tells us how Kelly's true passion centered on his beloved Pittsburgh Pirates. 

Reading Baseball is a series of original essays and commentaries by Richard "Pete" peterson, editor of the St. Louis Baseball Reader and the author of Growing Up With Clemente.

CNN

Most people are aware Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball in 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers. But, in his latest edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson looks at a part of Robinson's storied history you may not know much about.

Reading Baseball is a series of original essays and commentaries by Richard "Pete" Peterson, editor of the St. Louis Baseball Reader and the author of Growing Up With Clemente.

ESPN

Youth is being served quite well in Major League Baseball this season.  Two players, not even old enough to legally drink, played in the All Star game last month.  In his latest edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson takes a look back at some top young performers from big league rosters of the past.

Post-Gasette

Pete Peterson's beloved Pittsburgh Pirates haven't made the playoffs, or even had a winning season, in 20-years.  But this season the Pirates are contending for a playoff spot with just over 60-games remaining.  In his latest edition of Reading Baseball, Pete tells us how this year's team is channeling the power of Zoltan.

Reading Baseball is a series of original essays and commentaries by Richard "Pete" Peterson, editor of the St. Louis Baseball Reader and the author of Growing Up With Clemente.

The Southern Illinoisan

New York Mets all-star pitcher R.A. Dickey's impressive first half to the Major League Baseball season is drawing a lot of attention because of his unique ability to control the knuckle ball. In his latest edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson takes a look back at the history of trick pitches.

Reading Baseball is a series of original essays and commentaries by Richard "Pete" Peterson, editor of the St. Louis Baseball Reader and author of Growing Up With Clemente.

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