Peter Gammons jumps to MLB properties
In a release issued late Tuesday, Major League Baseball said that Gammons would serve as a signature writer for a new initiative at mlb.com, writing commentary on breaking news and posting several other online articles each week. He will appear on the MLB Network's "Hot Stove" program, offering news and analysis on the 30 clubs, and will also serve as a regular analyst on "MLB Tonight," the cable network's signature nightly studio show.
Gammons began his career as a baseball journalist 40 years ago at the Boston Globe, where he pioneered such innovations as the Sunday national baseball column. In 2005, his peers with the Baseball Writers Assn. of America honored Gammons by voting him into the writers' wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
-- Kevin Baxter in Indianapolis
Photo: Peter Gammons speaks about his career at a news conference in Cooperstown, N.Y in 2006. Credit: John Dunn / Associated Press.