Peter Gammons Set To Arrive on the MLB Network

Devon TeepleAnalyst IJanuary 7, 2010

MEMPHIS, TN - MARCH 31:  Announcer Peter Gammons on the field during the Civil Rights Game between the Cleveland Indians and the St. Louis Cardinals on March 31, 2007 at AutoZone Park in Memphis, Tennessee. The Cardinals won 5-1. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)
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A 40-year baseball journalist and widely respected throughout the sports world, Peter Gammons will make his widely anticipated debut on the MLB Network with Bob Costas during the 2010 Hall of Fame announcement show.

Gammons joins the MLB Network after an 11-year run as a baseball analyst on ESPN.

While his multi-year deal begins this Wednesday, Gammons will also serve as the lead baseball writer for MLB.com’s newest start-up; a program that will act as a platform for some of the nations elite baseball writers.

Gammons commented on the recent transition,

“After 40 years covering baseball, the opportunity to move on to MLB Network is a great and daunting opportunity," Gammons said. "My journalistic life has revolved around baseball, and to be involved with people whose network is devoted to baseball, and baseball only, is something I look forward to with excitement."

"We all wish pitchers and catchers reported tomorrow. One of the greatest things about baseball is that it is held to a higher standard than any other sport, which holds those of us who care about it to a higher standard. I hope I can contribute to that standard.”

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