Gammons, 61, is probably the best-known baseball writer of his generation, first with the Boston Globe, beginning in 1969, then for Sports Illustrated, before joining ESPN in 1990.
He was honored with J.G. Taylor Spink Award for outstanding baseball writing during the 2005 Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown, N.Y. He was selected in balloting by the Baseball Writers Association of America.
As I've said before, Peter Gammons is a big reason why I have the level of love I do for the game of baseball, and that's just from his work at ESPN. Best wishes to Gammons for a speedy recovery.