ESPN analyst and former Globe baseball writer Peter Gammons is listed in good condition today following surgery to repair a brain aneurysm Tuesday at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
His wife, Gloria, released a statement through the hospital's public affairs office: "Peter is resting comfortably after surgical repair of a brain aneurysm. We appreciate all of your good wishes and ask that you keep Peter in your thoughts and prayers. Please understand that we are asking for our privacy at this time as we focus on Peter's recovery."
Gammons was stricken near his home on Cape Cod Tuesday and was eventually air-lifted to Brigham and Women's to have the surgery performed. Gammons method of covering baseball for the Globe was considering ground-breaking, especially his Sunday notes column. He was the recipient of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for outstanding baseball writing by the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005.
He is now a constant presence on ESPN, appearing regularly on "Baseball Tonight" and "SportsCenter while also writing for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine, plus appearances on ESPN Radio (and non-ESPN radio stations).