Peter Gammons: The Hall of Fame ballot

The 2005 Induction ceremony was over, and inductees, friends, guests and well-wishers were winding back to the Otesaga Hotel. Outside the entrance, Bud Selig was on his cell phone, his voice raised in what obviously was a heated discussion. We later learned that Selig was in a discussion about a piece of news that he […]

Video: Peter on Red Sox offense, NL West, and more

Peter Gammons joins Scott Braun and MLB Tonight on MLB Network to talk about the Red Sox replacing David Ortiz in their lineup, the NL West, the Nationals’ bullpen, and more…

Video: Peter Gammons with David Ortiz and Hank Aaron

Peter Gammons sits down and talks with David Ortiz and Hank Aaron following the presentation of the Hank Aaron Award for best hitter…

Peter Gammons: A deserved celebration and an unforgettable goodbye

It was one of those BP moments. David Ortiz, as was the team tradition, was finishing up in the last four man hitting group before the Red Sox went to the clubhouse, while Jason Kipnis, part of the Indians first group, was watching until Ortiz stepped out and moved to exchange pleasantries. No one had […]

Red Sox and Indians ALDS Game 1 Preview

The Boston Red Sox travel to Cleveland to open up the best of five American League Division Series with The Indians Thursday night. Boston took 4 of 6 regular season contests with Cleveland, including 2 of 3 at Jacob’s Field. Red Sox manager John Farrell appeared to prioritize resting key players over securing the 2nd […]

Peter Gammons: A moment for David Ortiz and his city

The memorial and celebration of the Marathon Bombing was before a Saturday game, with heroes and speeches and videos on the megaboard as the players lined up in the dugout, waiting to file out onto the field to join Fenway’s high mass to its city’s people. I was at the far end of the dugout […]

Videos: All Star Special: Peter Gammons from San Diego

Chris Sale talks about what it means to be an All-Star, his experience so far and how he thinks the White Sox will do in the second half… Peter joins High Heat to discuss the history of the All-Star Game and what he expects to see in the second half of the season… Greg Amsinger […]

Peter Gammons: Midway Point Thoughts (Parts 1 and 2)

As the 2016 passes the midway point with the curtsy of the All Star Game, last weekend’s game at Fort Bragg, N.C. perfectly captured its responsibility as the National Pastime, symbolically, and because of the Marlins and Braves players, the reality in a time when the country is struggling to maintain its most important freedom, […]

Peter Gammons: The 2011 MLB Draft, 5 years later

It’s been five years since that draft, which is approximately the time teams should realistically wait before assessing the MLB amateur draft. That 2011 draft was historically good, as Gerrit Cole was the first pick and Jose Fernandez the 15th and they were—and are—prodigies. The first round included Anthony Rendon, Francisco Lindor, George Springer, Sonny […]

MLB’s oldest current players

Baseball has always been the sport for aging men with decreasing speed and mobility. Satchel Paige finished his career in 1965 with the Kansas City Athletics, pitching a single game against the Boston Red Sox at the age of 59. In 1934, shortstop Charley O’Leary was called out of retirement at the age of 58 […]