Peter Gammons: Foul balls, extended netting, and the assurance of safety

Baseball’s ride to October has been a ride across the Kangamangus Highway on Columbus Day, from Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge to the remarkable rebirths of the Diamondbacks, Twins, Rockies and Brewers to Jose Altuve and Francisco Lindor and all that has somehow distracted us from the horrific tragedies of one hurricane after another to […]

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: Dennis Eckersley and what it is to be a teammate

I spent 11 Januaries flying into Cleveland for the Indians Rookie Development Program, and have done many others, from the Yankees to the Red Sox to the Rays. There was always one story I told about what it is to be a teammate, a story about Dennis Eckersley. A lot of those young players to […]

Video: Peter on the career and legacy of David Ortiz

Peter joins Jon Paul Morosi at Fenway Park to discuss David Ortiz’s special career with the Red Sox ahead of his number retirement…

Video: Peter Gammons discusses Chris Sale’s start in Boston

Peter Gammons joins MLB Central on MLB Network to talk about Chris Sale in Boston, the Red Sox elite outfield defense, and more…

Peter Gammons: Swihart and the Red Sox catching depth chart

Brian Bridges was still an area-crosschecking scout for the Braves in 2010, helping coach the high school Team USA team. He had a particular player he thought was special, a kid out of New Mexico named Blake Swihart. “He would be the shortstop,” Bridges said that summer as the team toured. “But we have a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Peter Gammons: Orioles pushing for top spot, rest is key for Tanaka and Maeda

Nothing seems to add up, but it doesn’t matter. Only three pitching staffs in the American League have fewer quality starts, or a higher starters’ earned run average than the Orioles. They have one pitcher who has won nine games. Wednesday night in Fenway Park their starting lineup against Rick Porcello had only three hitters […]

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