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Old 06-27-2006, 08:59 PM   #1
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Peter Gammons suffers brain aneurysm, in surgery

Longtime ESPN Baseball analyst Peter Gammons suffered an aneurysm in his brain Tuesday morning near his home on Cape Cod, Mass. He was airlifted to a Boston hospital, where he is currently undergoing surgery.

Gammons, 61, is probably the best-known baseball writer of his generation, first with the Boston Globe, beginning in 1969, then for Sports Illustrated, before joining ESPN in 1990.

In 2004, he was honored with J.G. Taylor Spink Award for outstanding baseball writing during the 2005 Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown, N.Y. He was selected in balloting by the Baseball Writers Association of America.

He started his career as a reporter for the Boston Globe in 1969 and wrote a very popular weekly Sunday baseball column for many years. He has also worked for Sports Illustrated covering the National Hockey League, college basketball and Major League Baseball (1976-78, 1986-90).

In 1986, upon his return to Sports Illustrated as a senior writer following a second stay at the Globe, he wrote numerous stories covering some of baseball's most important news events, as well as authoring "Inside Baseball," Sports Illustrated's weekly baseball notebook.

Gammons primarily serves as a studio analyst for ESPN's Baseball Tonight, but he also does regular spots for SportsCenter, ESPNEWS and ESPN Radio and contributes to ESPN The Magazine. He is a columnist and writes a popular Weblog for ESPN.com.

Gammons is also the author of "Beyond the Sixth Game", a look at free agency.

Born April 9, 1945, Gammons is a native of Boston, raised in nearby Groton, Mass. He attended the University of North Carolina and is married to his wife, Gloria.
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I hope he has a fast and safe recovery. His work is always an enjoyable read and he's a good analyst.
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Get well soon Peter, you are a huge asset to the game of baseball, the best at what you do, and we are lucky to have you.
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Yeah, I heard earlier. Here's hoping he pulls through.
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He has always been one of my favorite baseball writers. Baseball is lucky to have him.

I hope he pulls through as well.
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There's a spot next to Mike McCready on stage waiting for you when you recover Peter. Get well soon.
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Get well soon dude.

Gammons is the best.
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The most professional commentator MLB has, I'll be praying for a speedy recovery.
A true class act.
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