Peter Gammons suffers brain aneurysm, in surgery - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Lemonade Stand Archive
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-27-2006, 07:59 PM   #1
Blue Crack Distributor
Headache in a Suitcase's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: nyc
Posts: 51,310
Local Time: 07:01 AM
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

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.

Headache in a Suitcase is online now  
Old 06-27-2006, 08:04 PM   #2
Blue Crack Supplier
LMP's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 37,603
Local Time: 06:01 AM

I hope he has a fast and safe recovery. His work is always an enjoyable read and he's a good analyst.

LMP is offline  
Old 06-27-2006, 08:06 PM   #3
Rock n' Roll Doggie
randhail's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Outside Providence
Posts: 3,544
Local Time: 07:01 AM
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.
randhail is offline  
Old 06-27-2006, 08:06 PM   #4
Blue Crack Addict
phanan's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: in the darkness on the edge of town
Posts: 24,906
Local Time: 07:01 AM
Yeah, I heard earlier. Here's hoping he pulls through.
phanan is online now  
Old 06-27-2006, 08:19 PM   #5
War Child
TheBrush's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: niagara falls
Posts: 830
Local Time: 07:01 AM
He has always been one of my favorite baseball writers. Baseball is lucky to have him.

I hope he pulls through as well.
TheBrush is offline  
Old 06-28-2006, 07:19 AM   #6
Blue Crack Addict
Hewson's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Your own private Idaho
Posts: 23,957
Local Time: 07:01 AM
There's a spot next to Mike McCready on stage waiting for you when you recover Peter. Get well soon.
Hewson is offline  
Old 06-28-2006, 08:53 AM   #7
love, blood, life
Numb1075's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Tarrytown, NY
Posts: 11,089
Local Time: 07:01 AM
Get well soon dude.

Gammons is the best.
Numb1075 is offline  
Old 06-28-2006, 09:03 AM   #8
The Fly
AaronMcKie's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Arlington Heights, IL
Posts: 97
Local Time: 11:01 AM

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

AaronMcKie is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:01 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright ©