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Reading Baseball: 100th Anniversary of Baseball's Greatest Tragedy

The only Major League Baseball player to die from a pitch during a game lived in southern Illinois at the time.

In this edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson revisits the story of Ray Chapman on the 100th anniversary of what some refer to as baseball's greatest tragedy.

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