Pedro Gomez (journalist)

Pedro Gomez (born August 20, 1962 in Florida) is a Phoenix-based reporter for ESPN's SportsCenter show.[1] He is primarily a baseball reporter and is also a member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.[1] He has covered 15 World Series, and more than 10 All-Star Games and is a voting member for the Baseball Hall of Fame.[1]

Pedro Gomez
Pedro Gomez 2011
Gomez reporting from Yankee Stadium, 2011
BornAugust 20, 1962 (age 56)
EducationMiami-Dade Community College
University of Miami
OccupationReporter
Sports journalist

Early life

Gomez is the son of Cuban refugees, born just 20 days after his parents arrived in 1962 via PAN AMERICAN, two months before the missile crisis of October 1962. Gomez attended Coral Park High School with José Canseco in Miami,[2] as well as Miami-Dade Community College (south campus) and the University of Miami.[3]

Career

After years of covering high schools and general assignment sports in Miami, San Diego and the San Francisco Bay Area,[1] Gomez became a full-time baseball beat writer in 1992, covering the Oakland Athletics for the San Jose Mercury News and Sacramento Bee from 1990 to 1997.[4]

Oakland A's writer

During his tenure as a writer covering the Athletics, Gomez, a lifetime baseball fan, covered major stories such as the Cincinnati Reds victory over the defending World Series champion A's in 1990, José Canseco's trade to the Texas Rangers for Rubén Sierra in 1992, Rickey Henderson's 1,000th stolen base, and other moments of relative importance to the team.

National work

He gained much experience during this seven-year period as a writer for those newspapers. His work in Sacramento, San Jose and later as a national baseball writer and general sports columnist for the Arizona Republic in Phoenix from 1997 to 2003 led to ESPN's hiring of him in 2003 to work at SportsCenter.[4] Gomez specializes in baseball reporting for ESPN[5] and followed Barry Bonds for the better part of three seasons as Bonds pursued Hank Aaron for the all-time home run record.[1]

MLS Cup 2008

Gomez was one of the sideline reporters for MLS Cup 2008.[6]

Personal

Gomez is married and has three children. He currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona

External links

  • Pedro Gomez ESPN Bio
  • "ESPN's World Series predictions - MLB - ESPN". ESPN.com. October 22, 2008. Archived from the original on October 25, 2012. Retrieved August 14, 2019.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Pedro Gomez". ESPN Press Room U.S.
  2. ^ "Class of 1992 (Miami Coral Park Senior High)". mcp1992.classquest.com. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  3. ^ Creno, Cathryn (April 26, 2011). "Ahwatukee Life: ESPN baseball reporter anchored in Ahwatukee". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Pedro Gomez News, Videos, Photos, and PodCasts - ESPN". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on July 16, 2014. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  5. ^ Yoder, Matt (September 4, 2014). "Real Tweets from Real People – Pedro Gomez's play by play debut". Awful Announcing.
  6. ^ "ESPN at MLS Cup 2008" (Press release). Major League Soccer. January 23, 2010. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
Pedro Gómez

Pedro or Pedro Gómez may refer to:

Pedro Gómez Labrador, Marquis of Labrador (1755–1852), Spanish diplomat and nobleman

Pedro Gomez (journalist) (born 1962), Cuban-American sports reporter for ESPN's Sportscenter television show

Pedro Gomez (dance instructor) (born 1963), Cuban Salsa dance instructor

Pedro Nel Gómez (1899–1984), Colombian engineer, architect, painter, and sculptor

Pedro Gómez Valderrama (1923–1992), Colombian lawyer, writer and diplomat

Pedro Gómez de la Serna (1806–1871), Spanish jurist and politician

Pedro Daniel Gómez (born 1990), Mexican racewalker

Pedro Gomes (triathlete) (born 1983), Portuguese triathlete

Pedro Gómez Gómez (born 1970), Mexican politician

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