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.
Reading Baseball: Back to Busch Stadium
Pete looks back on the rough seasons for the Pirates and the Cardinals.
Reading Baseball: Mark McGwire's statue
The St. Louis Cardinals have a statue of Mark McGwire ready if he ever gets elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Reading Baseball: The worst sports fans
Pete Peterson describes an intense atmosphere as his family attended a Pittsburgh Pirates game recently.
Commentary: Retired educator Pete Peterson on the teacher shortage
Commentator Pete Peterson and his wife, Anita, are both retired teachers.
Commentary: A tale from the gas station
WSIU commentator Pete Peterson remembers his days pumping as as just two states still mandate full-service gas stations.
Reading Baseball: All those home runs -- it's climate change
Pete Peterson's commentary focuses on how a study has determined climate change is helping produce more home runs in Major League Baseball.