Peter Gammons: A 1982 tale of Gaylord Perry and a foreign substance

Gaylord Perry was honored in Seattle this past week for his place in Mariner history. Winning his 300th game in the HO-scaled Kingdome, for his place in the Hall of Fame with Junior Griffey and Randy Johnson. When I was covering the Red Sox, a clubhouse worker once gave me a jar of Vaseline from […]

Trae Lewis: Whose cheat is it anyway?

The following opinion piece is a contribution from Trae Lewis. You can follow Trae on Twitter @traelewis. Before I dive into my thoughts on the most recent snubbing of Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds being elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame, I’d like to take you back to the ancient year of 1992. It was a […]

Peter Gammons: A farewell to Alex Rodriguez

He seemed so young, so well scrubbed that he looked like he could have been a high school sophomore that rose out of the AAU summer camps stamped NBA swing guard/forward committed to Kentucky long before his driver’s permit. It was July 8, 1994, 13 months after the Mariners had made him the first pick in […]

Peter Gammons: Trade rumors, Hall of Fame, and more notes from July

We are in the crazy time when there is a trade rumor a second. A few things heard: –The Royals have entertained dozens of scouts with the Angels in town. Some were in to look at Hector Santiago and Huston Street, but many others were in to see if Kansas City would seriously talk Wade […]

Videos: Peter Gammons does Hall of Fame weekend

Peter Gammons hosts the 2016 Hall of Fame Roundtable with newly inducted Hall of Famers Mike Piazza and Ken Griffey Jr…. Condensed… Your browser does not support iframes. Peter from Fenway discussing the Hall of Fame weekend…

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, […]

Sunday MLB Nine to Notes: From the Bill Chuck Files of 1/10/16

Nine to Know: From the Bill Chuck Files of 1/10/16 Last season, Boston’s Rusney Castillo banged into 11 double plays in 55 opportunities; over the last three seasons, Colby Rasmus has hit into 11 DPs in 250 opportunities. In 2014, Salvador Perez hit .260 with 70 RBI and one stolen base. In 2015, Perez hit […]

IBWAA SELECTS KEN GRIFFEY, JR. AND EDGAR MARTINEZ IN 2016 HALL OF FAME VOTE

Howard Cole, the founding director of the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America has announced that in its seventh annual Hall of Fame election has selected Ken Griffey, Jr. unanimously (230 votes) and Edgar Martinez, with 75.22% of the vote (173 votes). A 75% threshold is required for election. Trevor Hoffman finished in third place with […]

The Hall of Fame adds a four-decade player

Playing in the major leagues in four different decades requires luck, skill, health, luck, durability, and did I mention luck? The likelihood of playing in four different decades if your career started in 1983 is very slim, but it is much greater when your career began in 1989 like Ken Griffey‘s did and that’s why […]

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 […]