ESPN baseball analyst Peter Gammons was stricken with a brain aneurysm Tuesday morning and underwent surgery at a local hospital.

The 61-year-old Gammons is expected to be in intensive care for 10 to 12 days, the Boston Globe reported on its Web site. Gammons started at the Globe in 1969.

Gammons, a member of the writers' wing of the Hall of Fame, has been a regular on ESPN's Sunday night telecasts this season. He worked the Braves-Yankees game in New York on Monday night.

In the 1970s while at the Globe, Gammons popularized the style of baseball notes columns that became staples in Sunday newspapers. He later wrote for Sports Illustrated.

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