Peter Gammons: Carl Yastrzemski is the toughest player I’ve ever covered

Yaz is 78 this Tuesday, August 22. I covered him the night Dick Williams was fired in 1969, a kid in his first year at the Boston Globe, right through to that final game in 1983, when Indians pitcher Dan Spillner tried to lay in a BP fastball, missed thrice, Yaz popped it up and later bid adieu by […]

Peter Gammons: The Mattingly/ Leyland Letter, “Little Things”

Most everyone across baseball leaves for spring training this weekend in Florida or Arizona, with some form of preparation behind them, physical, mental, winter baseball experience, rest for the nearly nine months required to get to the final day of the World Series. Recently, everyone in uniform or in the Marlins organization received a letter […]

The World Series’ Fantastic Fours

This collection was inspired by a note about a few of the World Series in years that end in “4” by the great Emmy-award winning sportscaster, Len Berman. The first World Series was in 1903 The 1904 World Series was the first to be cancelled New York Giants manager John McGraw and Giants owner John […]