Goodbye, Pete

Goodbye, Pete


Goodbye, Pete


Peter Gamons bids farewell to ESPN.  He’s joing the MLB network.

That summer, ESPN sent me to do a long sit-down with Ted Williams on the 50th anniversary of .406. He had his favorite chair lined up in the study, with a picture of himself and Babe Ruth in perfect view of the camera, and when we were done, he served iced tea and snacks he’d prepared himself. Ted.

In September 1992, ESPN sent me to the home of one of my all-time favorite players, George Brett, for a Sunday Conversation as he edged closer to his 3,000th hit. “What do you want for your last at-bat?” I asked George.

“I want to hit a ground ball to second,” Brett replied, “bust my butt down the line and be out by an eyelash.”

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