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Reading Baseball: Paul Giamatti's Father, Bart Giamatti

Former baseball commissioner Bart Giamatti standing inside Wrigley Field in Chicago
Bart Giamatti standing inside Wrigley Field in Chicago

Paul Giamatti is an Oscar-nominated actor, best known for leading roles in the films American Splendor, Sidewaysand Barney's Version.

But, in this edition of Reading Baseball, much to his surprise, Pete Peterson recently learned Giamatti’s father is the former commissioner of baseball who banished Pete Rose from the game.

Reading Baseball is a series of essays and commentaries by Richard “Pete” Peterson, author of Growing Up With Clemente and editor of The St. Louis Baseball Reader.

Richard "Pete" Peterson is the creative force behind WSIU Radio's Reading Baseball Series. Pete's original essays and commentaries are a regular staple for any fan of the game.
As a news producer and news anchor on All Things Considered, Brad provides the listeners with a recap of the day's top local and state news as well as breaking news at any given time. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org
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