In 2005, Gammons was honored with the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for outstanding baseball writing, voted on by the BBWAA, and awarded during the Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown, N.Y. Gammons earned National Sportswriter of the Year honors in 1989, 1990 and 1993 from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association and an was awarded an honorary Poynter Fellow from Yale University.
Prior to coming to MLB Network in 2009, Gammons served as a baseball analyst for ESPN, beginning in 1988, and was a writer for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com. He began reporting in 1969, for the Boston Globe, where he began a signature weekly Sunday baseball notes column that has been since become a staple of baseball news coverage. Gammons covered the NHL, college basketball and Major League Baseball for Sports Illustrated between 1976 and 1990, and serves as a contributor to Baseball America. In 1984, Gammons wrote the critically acclaimed book Beyond the Sixth Game, a look at free agency.
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