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Reading Baseball: Be A Hero, Wear A Mask

Wearing a mask has become a divisive issue during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In his latest edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson looks at how crime-fighting heroes in the early days of radio and television -- and some in the sports world -- made wearing a mask popular.

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