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.
Baseball and Jim Thorpe
Pete Peterson looks at Jim Thorpe's lesser known baseball career.
Reading Baseball: A Great Baseball Story, Almost
Pete Peterson looks back at the 2022 St. Louis Cardinals baseball season and how all it lacked was a storybook ending.
To Run or Not to Run
Pete Peterson provides a commentary on how the organizers of the Pittsburgh Marathon continue to seek his participation in the event.
Reading Baseball: Kill the umpire?
Pete Peterson talks about how baseball umpires are among the most abused sports officials.
Reading Baseball: Is baseball or football America's game?
Pete Peterson looks at the debate and tries to explain why the game’s rich history still leads him to call baseball America’s game.
Reading Baseball: When Ron Shelton met Ron Shelton
Pete Peterson has the unusual story about when two men — both named Ron Shelton — ended up on the same minor league baseball team.