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Reading Baseball: Spring Training in Cairo and Cape Girardeau

After COVID-19 shut down Major League Baseball’s spring training in 2020, teams are back at it again with the pandemic still impacting our lives.

In this edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson looks back at how World War II changed baseball’s spring training schedule and brought teams to our own backyard.

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.