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Reading Baseball: Shattering a Baseball Dream

Since a young man named Abner Doubleday invented the game known as baseball in Cooperstown, New York during the summer of 1839, many youngsters have dreamed of growing up to play in the Major Leagues.

Pete Peterson was no different.

In his latest edition of Reading Baseball, Pete tells us about an incident in his teenage years that literally shattered his dream of becoming a professional ballplayer.

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.