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: John Lynch and the game for athletes

Orrin Freeman knows Gary Hughes is very happy now. “Gary is a huge 49ers fan,” says Freeman, “and now he can just call the general manager and get a nice, comfortable box to watch them.” The General Manager, of course, is John Lynch, one of the great safeties in the history of the National Football […]

Peter Gammons: Quick notes for a Wednesday in January

There’s been a lot of discussion as to whether or not Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds will creep up to the necessary 75% with five more shots on the ballot. But it may not be that easy, because despite their increases, it’s difficult to ascertain how fixed hard-liners that did not vote for them will […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Amazing Matt Harvey’s First 50 Games

Matt Harvey made his 50th appearance (and his 50th start) for the Mets on Sunday. He and the Mets lost 1-0 with Harvey throwing 6.2 innings and allowing one run. This was Harvey’s 36th career Quality Start. To give you some perspective on this, let’s remember that Harvey made 10 starts in 2012, 26 in […]

Peter Gammons: History awaits the 2015 Hall of Fame class

By Tuesday afternoon, we will know watching MLB Network that Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson are Hall of Famers, and who else did and did not get the 75 per cent necessary for election, and it will be history. From Tuesday until the celebration in Cooperstown the last week in July, the inductees will bask […]