Reading Baseball

  • Local Host Richard "Pete" Peterson

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.

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.