Reading Baseball: Willie Stargell and The Vietnam War

Sep 22, 2017

The first half of Ken Burns' 10-part PBS series on the Vietnam War aired September 17-21 on WSIU-Television. The second half of the series will begin on September 24.

In his latest edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson talks about how a trip to Vietnam during the war changed the life of a future Major League Hall of Famer.

Reading Baseball is a series of essays and commentaries by Richard "Pete" Peterson, the co-author, along with his son, Stephen, of The Slide: Leyland, Bonds and the Star-Crossed Pittsburgh Pirates and the editor of The St. Louis Baseball Reader.