The recent release of the book  Southern Illinois University at 150 Years: Growth, Accomplishments and Challenges has unintentionally rekindled a look back at when the City of Pittsburgh lost its letter H.

Pittsburgh native and retired SIU professor Pete Peterson has more in this edition of Reading Baseball.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The pain and sadness of the October mass shooting of Jewish worshippers at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh is still affecting the Steel City.

In this special commentary, WSIU Radio contributor and Pittsburgh native Pete Peterson offers his thoughts on what it was like to grow up there and watch this tragedy play out in his hometown.

Richard "Pete" Peterson is the author of Growing Up With Clemente, a memoir of his early life in Pittsburgh.

Behind the Steel Curtain

The 2018 World Series is underway featuring the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox.

The City of Boston has enjoyed plenty of success with all four of its major professional sports teams having won championships in the past ten years. Pittsburgh enjoyed similar success four decades ago. In this edition of Reading Baseball, Pittsburgh native Pete Peterson explains why a World Series win is more fulfilling for him than a Super Bowl title.

RealClear Sports

Rivalries in sports can increase pressure on coaches and players, but they might be felt strongest by fans.

In this edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson - a Pittsburgh native - tells us why he hates the City of Brotherly Love's sports teams.

The National Hockey League champions this season reside in Pittsburgh.

In this special commentary, Pittsburgh native Pete Peterson talks about his life as a hockey fan, long before the 2016 Stanley Cup champion Penguins ever existed.