Peter Gammons: Griffey and Piazza defined different temperatures of cool

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.—On Friday, when Ken Griffey and Mike Piazza dine with the members of sports’ most select and earned society, they will fully grasp what this means. They will see how Sandy Koufax, Tom Seaver, Willie Mays, Henry Aaron, Johnny Bench and all the rest of the men with the HOF suffix act as peers, […]

Video: Peter Gammons joins 620 WDAE Radio at Rays Fan Fest

Peter Gammons sat down with Ron Diaz and JP Peterson on 620 WDAE in St. Petersburg during the Rays Fan Fest to talk AL East outlooks, the new Fenway netting, stories of Peter’s Hall of Fame induction, and Hall of Fame voting…

Coffee and Clippings: An insider’s view of the rise of Jeff Bagwell and Mike Piazza

Alex Speier (@alexspeier) of the Boston Globe gives an insider’s look into the coming up of Jeff Bagwell and recent Hall of Fame elected Mike Piazza… Of course, in the case of both Piazza and Bagwell, their early careers often are cited as circumstantial evidence of a possible PED taint over their careers. Piazza went […]

Video: Peter Gammons discusses his HOF ballot

Peter Gammons sits down with Greg Amsinger in the MLB Tonight studio and breaks down his 2016 Hall of Fame ballot…   Peter also joined Harold Reynolds and Matthew Vasgersian at the Hot Stove desk to discuss his ballot…   Join Us for the Hot Stove Cool Music Benefit Concert on January 9th, 2016. Tickets […]

Peter Gammons: The Hall of Fame conversation: Jay Jaffe, Bill James, Bonds, Griffey, and Mussina

Sometimes I feel as if we Hall of Fame voters, most of whom really care about filling out the ballot, need a year-round, 24/7 Spotlight Team to define these times. There is so much we really still do not know, not about performance enhancing drug use in the 1980s—which was apparently a lot more prevalent than […]

Coffee and Clippings: Mike Mussina one of the casualties of a broken HOF voting process

Dan Szymborski (@DSzymborski) of ESPN on Mike Mussina and a broken Hall of Fame Voting process… Mike Mussina retired after the 2008 season nearly at the top of his game. Despite a 20-win season, his first in the majors, a more-than-respectable 3.37 ERA, his seventh Gold Glove and a sixth-place finish in the American League […]

Coffee and Clippings: Mozeliak leading Cards in new direction

Derrick Goold (@dgoold) of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch discusses John Mozeliak and what future he is leading the Cardinals to… “What I’m talking about is do you have enough on the front end?” Mozeliak said. “Pitchers get labeled as 1 (ace), 2, 3, 4, and 5, and what I’m trying to make sure that we […]

Video: Peter Gammons discusses the life and career of baseball legend Yogi Berra

Peter Gammons joins Fran Charles of MLB Central on MLB Network to discuss the life and career of Hall of Famer and beloved Yankee Yogi Berra. Peter shares stories and personal memories of an all-time baseball legend.

Coffee and Clippings: Yankees legend Yogi Berra dies at 90

Don Burke of the New York Post discusses the life and death of Yankee and baseball legend Yogi Berra… Berra, a catcher who was named the AL’s most valuable player in 1951, ’54 and ’55, led the Yankees to five consecutive world championships (1949-53) and also led a team that included Mickey Mantle and, for three […]

Coffee and Clippings: Looking beyond 500, punch a ticket to Cooperstown for David Ortiz

Christina Kahrl (@ChristinaKahrl) of ESPN discusses why David Ortiz should be Hall of Fame bound… Now that David Ortiz has hit his 500th career home run, you can naturally expect some comments about his all-time greatness. Because let’s face it, Davis Ortiz is an all-time great — as a designated hitter, as big a part […]