Peter Gammons, a highly respected Major League Baseball journalist, serves as a studio analyst on ESPN's Sports Emmy Award-winning Baseball Tonight. In 2006, he also reported during ESPNâ€™s Sunday Night Baseball telecasts from the ballpark. Gammons also provides "Diamond Notes" and other reports for SportsCenter. He joined ESPN The Magazine in December 1999 as a full-time senior writer. Gammons also writes a column and a blog for ESPN.com.
Gammons has served as a Major League Baseball correspondent on ESPN since 1988. He is also a contributor to Baseball America.
Gammons was honored as the recipient of the 2004 J.G. Taylor Spink Award for outstanding baseball writing during the 2005 Hall of Fame induction ceremony July 31 in Cooperstown, N.Y. He was selected in balloting by the Baseball Writers Association of America.
He began 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,â€ Sports Illustrated's weekly baseball notebook.
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.