Peter Gammons Biography
Peter Gammons is an American sportswriter and media personality. He is a recipient of J. G. Taylor Spink Award for outstanding baseball writing, given by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
Peter Gammons Education
Peter Gammons graduated from Groton School, which is an elite prep school in his hometown, Groton, MA. After his graduation from Groton in 1965, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a member of St. Anthony Hall.
He has also worked as a university’s student-run newspaper, The Daily Tar Heel, and the student-run radio station, WXYC. After graduating in 1969, he began his journalism career at The Boston Globe.
Peter Gammons Age
Peter Gammons was born on April 9, 1945, in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. He is 74 years old as of 2019.
Peter Gammons Wife
Peter Gammons is married to Gloria Gammons in 1968. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts and Cape Cod, Massachusetts with his wife Gloria.Peter Gammons Photo
Peter Gammons Net worth
Peter Gammons earns his income from his businesses and from other related organizations. He also earns his income from his work as a media personality. He has an estimated net worth of $ 10 million dollars.
Peter Gammons Sportswriter and media personality
Peter Gammons was a featured writer at The Boston Globe for many years as the main journalist covering the Boston Red Sox. (1969–1975, 1978–1986), or as a national baseball columnist. For many years he was a colleague of other legendary Globe sports writers Will McDonough, Bob Ryan, and Leigh Montville.
Between his two stints as a baseball columnist with the Globe, he was lead baseball columnist for Sports Illustrated (1976–78, 1986–90), where he covered baseball, hockey, and college basketball. He also wrote a column for The Sporting News in the 1980s. Gammons has also authored numerous baseball books, including Beyond the Sixth Game.
On June 27, 2006, he was stricken with a brain aneurysm in the morning near his home on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He was initially rushed to Falmouth Hospital before being airlifted to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Gammons’ operation was performed by neurosurgeon Dr.
Arthur Day who was a friend to late Red Sox hitter Ted Williams. Sportswriter Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe reported that Gammons was expected to be in intensive care for 10 to 12 days. He was resting in intensive care following the operation, and doctors listed him in “good” condition the following day.
On July 17, he was released from the hospital and entered the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape and Islands. On August 19, Gammons made his first public appearance since the aneurysm rupture at Fenway Park when the Red Sox played the Yankees. He returned to ESPN on Wednesday, September 20, 2006. He reported from Fenway Park on the 6 P.M. edition of SportsCenter and the 7 P.M. edition of Baseball Tonight. Gammons resumed his regular reporting coverage during the 2007 baseball season.
In 1988, he joined ESPN, where he served primarily as an in-studio analyst. During the baseball season, he appeared nightly on Baseball Tonight and had regular spots on SportsCenter, ESPNEWS and ESPN Radio. He wrote an Insider column for ESPN.com and also wrote for ESPN The Magazine.
The Globe reprinted some of his ESPN columns well into the 1990s. In 2006, Gammons was named as one of two field-level reporters for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball, joining Bonnie Bernstein. He held that position through the 2008 season when he moved exclusively to baseball.
After 20 years with ESPN, on December 8, 2009, Gammons announced that he would leave ESPN to pursue “new challenges” and a “less demanding schedule”. He joined the MLB Network and MLB.com as an on-air and online analyst. He also works for NESN.
He is on the 10-person voting panel for the Fielding Bible Awards, an alternative to the Gold Glove Awards in Major League Baseball.
He was voted the National Sportswriter of the Year in 1989, 1990 and 1993 by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. He has also been awarded an honorary Poynter Fellow from Yale University. Peter Gammons was the 2004 recipient of the J. G. Taylor Spink Award for outstanding baseball writing given by the BBWAA.
On January 9, 2009, he was proclaimed in the City of Boston. The proclamation was made by Michael Ross, president of the Boston City Council at the Hot Stove Cool Music Sports Roundtable at Fenway Park. 2010 marked the 10th anniversary of Hot Stove Cool Music, a charitable concert benefiting the Foundation To Be Named Later.
At this event, Theo Epstein, Vice President and General Manager of the Boston Red Sox, announced a new scholarship in Gammons’ name. The “Peter Gammons – Foundation To Be Named Later Scholarship presented by RISO” enables select Boston Public Schools students to attend college who otherwise might not have the chance.
Peter Gammons Music
Peter Gammons penchant for indie rock and the blues, and is active in the Boston indie rock scene when his other commitments allow him time; he has been sighted at several Midnight Oil shows and has mentioned the band in several columns.
He is also a fan of Pearl Jam and has talked about his experiences at concerts as well as from his previous albums (as heard on various ESPN Radio shows). With the assistance of a band of Boston musicians and former Boston Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein, Gammons plays a Fender Stratocaster and sings at the annual Hot Stove,
He has cool music concert event which have benefit Theo and Paul Epstein’s Foundation To Be Named Later, as a charity raise funds and awareness for non-profit agencies serving and disadvantaging youth in their Greater Boston area. He has a debut album, known as Never Slow Down, Never Grow Old, was released on July 4, 2006. He has sung and played guitar on his collection of original covers that includes The Clash’s Death or Glory and Warren Zevon’s Model Citizen. Proceeds again went to Epstein’s charity.
The Boston Baseball Band wrote a song about Gammons called “Jammin’ With Peter Gammons.” Gammons founded the Hot Stove Cool Music benefit concert series with sportswriter Jeff Horrigan, Casey Riddles, Debbi Wrobleski, Mindy d’Arbeloff and singer Kay Hanley in December 2000.
The fundraiser now takes place twice each year with one show in January and another in July or August. He is tightly connected to the Boston rock scene. He even served as minister at the November 2007 marriage of bassist Ed Valauskas (Gravel Pit, the Gentlemen) and singer Jennifer D’Angora (Downbeat 5, the Dents, Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents).
Peter Gammons Songs
- Cinderella Superstar Never Slow Down, Never Grow Old · 2006
- She Fell From Heaven Never Slow Down, Never Grow Old · 2006
- Nyquil Blues Never Slow Down, Never Grow Old · 2006
- Tanqueray Never Slow Down, Never Grow Old · 2006
- Bad Teeth Never Slow Down, Never Grow Old · 2006
- Come, Labor On Never Slow Down, Never Grow Old · 2006
- Wake Me, Shake Me Never Slow Down, Never Grow Old · 2006
- Love’s Made a Fool of You Never Slow Down, Never Grow Old · 2006
- Model Citizen Never Slow Down, Never Grow Old · 2006
- Death or Glory Never Slow Down, Never Grow Old · 2006
- Carol Never Slow Down, Never Grow Old · 2006
- Promised Land Never Slow Down, Never Grow Old · 2006
- Meet Me At Mary’s Place 2012
Peter Gammons Scholarship
Peter Gammons and his residents recently joined his “Foundation To Be Named as Peter Gammons Scholarship” winners on the field at Fenway Park when the Boston Red Sox hosted the Tampa Bay Rays. The FTBNL hosted Peter Gammons Scholarship presents by RISO, Inc. and awarded $45,000 to 14 Boston area high school students who have overcome extraordinary challenges to gain acceptance into college.
The scholarship winners will be aligned with mentors, who will guide them throughout their college years. RISO, Inc. also provided students with state-of-the-art laptops to aid in their studies. Ramdial will attend Emmanuel College this fall.
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