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Peter Gammons

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Peter Gammons

MLB Journalist

Hall of Fame baseball writer Peter Gammons is an MLB Network on-air analyst, continuing an illustrious 40-year career in journalism that has reshaped the very coverage of the game. Gammons provides analysis and commentary on breaking news and special events, including the National Baseball Hall of Fame election announcement, Trade Deadline, First-Year Player Draft, and…

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Hall of Fame baseball writer Peter Gammons is an MLB Network on-air analyst, continuing an illustrious 40-year career in journalism that has reshaped the very coverage of the game. Gammons provides analysis and commentary on breaking news and special events, including the National Baseball Hall of Fame election announcement, Trade Deadline, First-Year Player Draft, and Winter Meetings and postseason coverage, and appears on Hot Stove in the offseason.

Gammons also contributes to 30 Clubs in 30 Days and does studio work for short documentary-style pieces. During the regular season, Gammons acts a regular analyst on MLB Tonight.

In 2005, Gammons was honored with the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for outstanding baseball writing, voted on by the BBWAA, and awarded during the Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown, New York. Gammons earned National Sportswriter of the Year honors in 1989, 1990, and 1993 from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association and was awarded an honorary Poynter Fellow from Yale University.

Prior to coming to MLB Network in 2009, Gammons served as a baseball analyst for ESPN, beginning in 1988, and was a writer for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com. He began reporting in 1969 for The Boston Globe, where he began a signature weekly Sunday baseball notes column that has been since become a staple of baseball news coverage. Gammons covered the NHL, college basketball, and Major League Baseball for Sports Illustrated between 1976 and 1990, and serves as a contributor to Baseball America. In 1984, Gammons wrote the critically acclaimed book Beyond the Sixth Game, a look at free agency.

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