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The Frontier Independent Professional Baseball League is joining forces with the Can-Am League starting with the 2020 season.

Members of the Frontier League - which includes the Southern Illinois Miners - and the new teams from the Can-Am League will make up the 14-team circuit.

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Records show former Southeast Missouri State University baseball player Broc Kreitler settled a lawsuit over an injury he suffered during a practice for $200,000.

Cape Girardeau will field a team in the Prospect League starting in 2019.

Local officials made the announcement Friday at the Cape Girardeau Sportsplex.

Marion To Host Colt Pony League World Series

Oct 30, 2017
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For the last 47 years the Colt Pony League World Series has been  held in Lafayette, Indiana.  But starting in August, the World Series will be held in Marion.

The Illinois High School Association made some changes this season in high school baseball involving pitch limits. WSIU Radio's Patrick Codo looks at how two local teams are dealing with the new rules.

Reading Baseball is a series of essays and commentaries by Richard "Pete" Peterson, the author of Pops: The Willie Stargell Story and Growing Up With Clemente.
 

Reading Baseball is a series of essays and commentaries by Richard "Pete" Peterson, the author of Pops: The Willie Stargell Story and Growing Up With Clemente.
 

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Reading Baseball is a series of essays and commentaries by Richard "Pete" Peterson, the author of Pops: The Willie Stargell Story and Growing Up With Clemente.
 

With Major League Baseball's opening day just a little more than a week away, teams from across the nation are in training camps, busy preparing for the start of the 2016 season.

But not too busy to cuddle with some baby bears.

On Friday, the Chicago Cubs brought two tiny bear cubs to training camp in Mesa, Ariz. Fuzzy fun ensued.

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Reading Baseball is a series of essays and commentaries by Richard "Pete" Peterson, the author of Pops: The Willie Stargell Story and Growing Up With Clemente.
 

Murphysboro Principal Remembers His Postseason

Oct 7, 2015
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Jeff Keener isn't sure when he started playing baseball, but if he had to guess it was around nine or ten years old.

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Reading Baseball Commentator Pete Peterson remembers Ray Chapman.

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In a region filled with fans of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox fans often feel left out. In this edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson gives some love to the South Siders with a brief history of the White Sox franchise.

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Reading Baseball's Pete Peterson takes a look back at the origin, and life, of baseball trading cards.