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    Baseball analyst Gammons has surgery for brain aneurysm
    June 27, 2006
    CBS SportsLine.com wire reports




    BOSTON -- ESPN baseball analyst Peter Gammons underwent brain surgery Tuesday after he was stricken with an aneurysm near his Cape Cod home.

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    The 61-year-old Gammons was resting in intensive care Tuesday night following the operation, The Boston Globe reported on its website.

    Gammons was taken to a Cape Cod hospital Tuesday morning and then airlifted to a Boston-area hospital. The newspaper said he's expected to be in intensive care for 10 to 12 days.

    Gammons, a member of the writers' wing of the Hall of Fame, has been a regular on ESPN's Sunday night telecasts this season. He worked the Braves-Yankees game in New York on Monday night.

    "Our thoughts and best wishes are with Peter and his family at this time," ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz said.


    Peter Gammons is expected to be intensive care 10 to 12 days. (AP)
    In the 1970s while at the Globe, Gammons popularized the style of baseball notes columns that became staples in Sunday newspapers. He later wrote for Sports Illustrated.

    At the 2005 Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Gammons was awarded the 2004 J.G. Taylor Spink Award for outstanding baseball writing, selected in balloting by the Baseball Writers Association of America.

    Gammons covered the NHL, baseball and college basketball for Sports Illustrated from 1976-78 and 1986-90, working a second stint at the Globe in between.

    He began working for ESPN full-time in 1990 and is a studio analyst for Baseball Tonight, as well as a regular contributor for SportsCenter, ESPNEWS, ESPN Radio and ESPN The Magazine.

    He also has written a book, Beyond the Sixth Game, about free-agency.

    Gammons, a native of Boston who grew up in nearby Groton, attended the University of North Carolina. He started at the Globe in 1969.

  • #2
    Here's to a speedy recovery for a great fan and student of the game.

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    • #3
      Damn, I didn't even hear about that. That is horrible. I love Peter Gammons' articles, reports, and insights. All the best man, get well soon.

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