Hall of Fame award-winning baseball writer Peter Gammons will make his debut on MLB Network with the 2010 Baseball Hall of Fame Election announcement show on Wednesday, January 6. MLB Network’s Bob Costas, Harold Reynolds, Matt Vasgersian, Tom Verducci, Jon Heyman and Ken Rosenthal and National Baseball Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson will also be part of the 90-minute announcement show beginning live at 1:00 p.m. ET. Gammons, Costas, Reynolds, Vasgersian, Verducci, Heyman and Rosenthal will then recap of the 2010 Hall of Fame ballot results with the hour-long show Class of 2010 at 9:00 p.m. ET. This will be the first time that Gammons, a baseball journalist for 40 years, and Costas, a 30-year sports broadcasting veteran, will work together.
Also on Wednesday, Victor Rojas, Dan Plesac, Sean Casey and Jon Heyman will cover the latest updates and moves all 30 clubs are making and planning in preparation for the upcoming season with Hot Stove, MLB Network’s nightly studio show in the offseason, at 6:00 p.m. ET.
Following Hot Stove, MLB Network will air the premiere of Baseball’s Seasons: 1959 at 8:00 p.m. ET. The documentary-style series, created by Major League Baseball Productions, will feature the most memorable moments of the 1959 Major League Baseball season. The episode covers the Go-Go Chicago White Sox and their quest to top the New York Yankees in the American League; the adjustment of the Dodgers to the team’s new home in Los Angeles; the debut of Maury Wills and the emergence of future Hall of Famers Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale; the two-time defending NL Pennant winners Milwaukee Braves with Hank Aaron, Eddie Mathews and pitchers Lew Burdette and Warren Spahn; and the World Series between the Dodgers and the White Sox. As Baseball’s Seasons examines each year in the context of the time’s culture and society, the 1959 episode highlights integration throughout the United States in comparison with integration in Major League Baseball, who had seen the debut of Jackie Robinson twelve years earlier.
Source: MLB Network
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