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Apr 13, 2021

From Little League to the bigs, baseball is in full swing. And few guys can swing it like our Moonlighters this week. Winterset’s James Peterson and Marshalltown’s Jeff Clement were national newsmakers in the summer of 2002 as they chased the national high school home run record. Peterson and Clement could absolutely rake in high school. Neither ever hit lower than about .450 and they were hitting double-digit home runs. The Peterson and Clement race of 2002 was just on the heels of the Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire MLB home run race of the 1998 season. The national media followed their story through the summer 2002 season and all eyes were on Iowa’s summer high school baseball season. These two Iowa baseball legends share stories about their playing days and their more recent roles as baseball dads.