BOSTON, MA – NESN, New England's most watched sports network, announced today that Hall of Fame baseball writer and longtime ESPN and Boston Globe baseball analyst/reporter Peter Gammons has entered into a multiyear agreement to join NESN as a regular studio analyst, reporter and online contributor.
"This is a great day for our fans. Peter is the most respected and relied upon baseball journalist in the country," said Sean McGrail, NESN President and CEO. "Peter brings to our baseball coverage a depth of knowledge and experience unmatched in the industry. Joining Hall of Famers Dennis Eckersley and Jim Rice, we are proud to add Peter to our studio and online coverage of Red Sox baseball."
Gammons will serve as a studio analyst, reporter and offer commentary for over 50 of the network's hour-long pre- and postgame shows and as co-host of Red Sox Hot Stove and Red Sox Spring Break LIVE. He will also make regular contributions to NESN.com.
"I'm a New Englander who wanted to be Jackie Jensen," said Gammons. "I started out at the Boston Globe and wrote about Jerry Remy when he was at Somerset High School. I was lucky enough to be there for the Munson–Fisk fight in 1973 and the Sixth Game and the '78 playoff, and when my local cable company wouldn't put NESN on our system I signed the override petitions.
"NESN has given me the opportunity to come back to my roots and once again be part of my neighborhood, and I am truly excited about it. During the 2007 World Series, Matt Holliday said that what differentiated Fenway Park from any other stadium is that fans don't react, they anticipated, and that creates a tension unlike any other audience in sports. It is a great feeling to be back with that audience."
Also today, MLB Network and MLB.com announced that Gammons will be an on-air analyst for MLB Network programming providing analysis and commentary and will also be a signature and regularly featured writer on MLB.com's new sports columnist initiative.
NESN is owned by the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins and is delivered to over four million homes throughout the six-state New England region and nationally via DirecTV and Dish Network. The definitive home for New England sports programming, NESN is the television home of the Red Sox and Bruins and is the highest rated regional sports network in the country. The network and its website, NESN.com, produce award winning content including, NESN SportsDesk a daily sports news program, over 100 NESN University college sporting events annually and distinctive Original NESN Entertainment (ONE) productions.
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