Reading Baseball

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Reading Baseball is a WSIU Radio original series of baseball essays and commentaries by Richard "Pete" Peterson, editor of the St. Louis Baseball Reader and author of Growing Up With Clemente and the upcoming Pops: The Willie Stargell Story.

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A major league baseball player recently tossed a ball intended for a toddler in the stands, only to have the ball intercepted by a young couple. In his latest edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson tells us the reaction to this incident illustrates how his personality differs from his wife Anita. Reading Baseball is a series of essays and commentaries by Richard "Pete" Peterson, editor of the St. Louis Baseball Reader and the author of Growing Up With Clemente.

St. Louis Cardinals

Stan Musial is no doubt an all-time great major league baseball player and he's still beloved by St. Louis Cardinals fans nearly 50-years after his last game.  In his latest edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson takes a look at Musial's greatness and how he compares with other great players of his era.  Reading Baseball is a series of original essays and commentaries by Richard "Pete" Peterson, editor or the St Louis Baseball Reader and the author of Growing Up With Clemente.

You're probably aware of the on-field baseball rivalry between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs.
In his latest edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson tells us about a pretty good literary rivalry shaping up between fans of the two teams.  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.

Pete Peterson just competed in the Pittsburgh Marathon for the second consecutive year.  In his latest edition of Reading Baseball, Pete tells us how his home-town Pirates may not allow him to put away his running shoes anytime soon.   WSIU Radio's Reading Baseball is an original series of 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

WSIU's Reading Baseball series debuted on May 26, 2004.  In this 150th edition, Pete Peterson tells us about how it started, his surprise it's lasted this long, and how his wife Anita brought the series to a new level.

The Southern Illinoisan

The Major League Baseball season begins in just a few weeks. In his latest edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson tells us how he's putting his money where his mouth is again when it comes to his beloved Pittsburgh Pirates.

February is Black History Month and in his latest edition of Reading Baseball Pete Peterson examines how  the fight to end discrimination in Major League Baseball began long before Jackie Robinson broke the game's color barrier.

The Southern Illinoisan

Richard "Pete" Peterson yearns for the warm, summer days as he looks back at the baseball greats who passed away in 2011 for this edition of Reading Baseball.

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