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The World Series is underway. If the best of seven series goes the distance, it will end the day before Halloween.

In this edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson has a fun look at some of the scariest player and team nicknames in baseball history.

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The St. Louis Cardinals failed to make the playoffs this season, but maybe the franchise's biggest loss was when Red Schoendienst passed away in June after 67 years with the organization.

In this edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson tell us about the unlikely way in which Schoendienst became the team's manager in the mid-1960's.