Peter Gammons: Hall of Fame issues, Shohei Otani, Stanton, Yawkee Way, and more

Joe Morgan was slow to accept analytics, I get it. He was traditional, and he became the whipping boy for every new waver who wanted us to know they were smarter than any of us, like the guy who wrote he hoped Felix Hernandez would lose games because it would prove how insane traditional thinkers […]

Peter Gammons: Monday morning’s Legends of the Game Roundtable

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.—The morning after is, in many ways, the most enjoyable time of one of baseball’s greatest weekends. The Hall of Fame hosts a roundtable of the inductees, and every one of those honorees are at their most relaxed, having seen their plaques hung in The Hall, having woken up realizing that this is the […]

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 […]

Peter Gammons: Reflection of Hall of Fame inductees Tim Raines and Jeff Bagwell

Tim Raines signs HOF after his name, the second greatest leadoff hitter in history, a man who reached base more often than Tony Gwynn or Roberto Clemente. So does Jeff Bagwell, who statistically is one of the six best first basemen ever, second only behind Albert Pujols since World War II. And Pudge Rodriguez, one […]

Videos: Peter Gammons’ Hall of Fame discussions, includes Peter’s votes

MLB Network analysts Ken Rosenthal,Jon Paul Morosi and Peter Gammons discuss their voting methodology for the 2017 Hall of Fame… Peter Gammons joins Chris Russo to discuss the legacy of Fred Lynn and break down his choices for the 2017 Hall of Fame… Jon Paul Morosi and Peter Gammons break down their 2017 Hall of […]

Peter Gammons: MLB Trade Deadline: The Scales of Present and Future

On August 12, 1987, the Tigers were a game and a half behind the Blue Jays in the American League East. Their general manager Bill Lajoie knew that three years out from their ’84 world championship this was probably the last hurrah for this team, and so he traded for the veteran starter Lajoie felt […]

Bautista’s and Arenado’s streaks keep rolling

In the Blue Jays 3-0 win over the Phillies last night, Jose Bautista was hit by a pitch in the 7th inning, extending his season-long streak to 32 games reaching base in at least once in every game. Jose Bautista’s streak Bautista has picked up at least one hit in 22 games, at least one […]

The Albert Pujols Report

Garrett Richards, Joe Smith, and Ernesto Frieri allowed only an Abraham Almonte 3rd inning single as the Angels blanked the Seattle Mariners, 2-0. Richards (2-0) allowed the one hit, walked three and struck out six in seven innings. After learning earlier in the day that Josh Hamilton will miss the next six to eight weeks […]

Home Run Leaders by President

In honor of President’s Day on Monday, February 17: The leading home run hitters during each presidency Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909): Harry Davis – 67 William Howard Taft (1909-1913): Frank Schulte – 56 Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921): Babe Ruth – 162 Warren G. Harding (1921-1923): Babe Ruth – 135 Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929): Babe Ruth – 319 Herbert […]