Reading Baseball

Reading Baseball

From WSIU Public Radio

A series of original essays and commentaries by Richard "Pete" Peterson, Editor of the St. Louis Baseball Reader and author of Extra Innings: Writing on Baseball. New episodes on alternate Fridays during the baseball season.More from Reading Baseball »

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Reading Baseball: Father's Day

Sunday is Father's Day. In this edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson says baseball is a great way to connect fathers and sons, whether it's on the diamond or in literature.

Reading Baseball: Baseball Goes to the Opera

Baseball and opera may not seem like a match made in heaven, but there are instances where the two make a good combination. In his latest edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson talks about two baseball operas, including one he saw for himself.

Reading Baseball: St. Louis' Best Pitchers

St. Louis baseball fans probably have a favorite pitcher over the long history of Major League Baseball in the city. In his latest edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson says you can't assume the greatest pitchers in St. Louis history played for the Cardinals.

Reading Baseball: The Slide

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Reading Baseball: Softball Could Help Speed Up Baseball

Major League Baseball is looking into taking steps to speed up the pace of the game. In his latest edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson says baseball doesn't have to look any further than softball to find ways to shorten the length of games.

Reading Baseball: Claire Smith

Reading Baseball's Pete Peterson celebrates Women's History Month by highlighting sportswriter Claire Smith.

Reading Baseball: 250th Edition

Reading Baseball first aired on WSIU Radio in May 2004. Pete Peterson looks back at what's happened in baseball and in his own life since then with his 250th edition of Reading Baseball. 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: Gifts NOT To Give

Tis the season for gift-giving and celebrating with family and friends. In this holiday edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson has some ideas on what gifts NOT to give.

Reading Baseball: Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture

The Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture recently opened in Washington D.C. In this edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson talks about baseball's connection to the museum.

Reading Baseball: Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture

Reading Baseball: 1st World Series

The Chicago Cubs are favorites to win their first World Series championship since 1908. In this edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson tells us how the Fall Classic came about, just a few years before the Cubs last title.

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