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Reading Baseball: Home Runs in January

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Pete Peterson as a youngster in his baseball uniform.

With short days and usually very cold nights, the time after the holidays in January can be depressing, especially for baseball fans waiting for the start of Spring Training.

In this edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson explains how living on the snowy, cold east coast as a young man was demoralizing.

But, that changed one year when the bleakness of January became more tolerable with the introduction of a televised Home Run Derby.

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

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