Stephen A. Smith
Stephen Anthony Smith is an American sports television personality, sports radio host, sports journalist, actor. Smith is a commentator on ESPN First Take, where he appears with Molly Qerim, he makes frequent appearances as an NBA analyst on SportsCenter. He is an NBA analyst for ESPN on NBA Countdown and NBA broadcasts on ESPN. Smith hosted The Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco Show on ESPN Radio New York 98.7 FM. He now hosts The Stephen A. Smith Show on the Chris Russo sports radio station: Mad Dog Sports Radio and is a featured columnist for ESPNNY.com, ESPN.com, The Philadelphia Inquirer. Smith was born in the Bronx borough of New York City on October 14, 1967, he was raised in the Hollis section of Queens. Smith is the second youngest of six children, he has four older sisters and a younger brother named Basil, who died in a car accident in October 1992. He has a half-brother on his father's side. Smith's parents were from Saint Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands, his father managed a hardware store.
Smith's maternal grandmother was white. Smith graduated from Thomas Edison High School in Queens. After attending the Fashion Institute of Technology for one year, Smith received a basketball scholarship to attend Winston-Salem State University, a black university in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. While in college, he played basketball under Hall of Fame coach Clarence Gaines. While still on the team, Smith wrote a column for the university newspaper, The News Argus, arguing Gaines should retire due to health issues, he is a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity. Smith began his print media career with the Winston-Salem Journal, the Greensboro News and Record and the New York Daily News. Beginning in 1994, Smith had a position as a writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer, he began reporting on the Philadelphia 76ers as their NBA columnist, as a general sports columnist. On August 23, 2007, the Inquirer announced that Smith would no longer be writing columns and would instead be demoted back to the position of general assignment reporter.
In 2008, the Inquirer ended its relationship with Smith, which coincided with Smith starting his own blog, stephena.com. In February 2010, Smith returned to the Philadelphia Inquirer after winning an arbitrator's ruling that he was to be reinstated, but having to agree to remove all of his political views from his website and from cable news shows. On April 11, 2005, Smith became the host of a weekday noon to 2 p.m. radio show on WEPN in New York City with his "right-hand man B. T.". On September 20, 2007, his radio show was shifted to the 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. slot, with the second hour being broadcast nationally on ESPN Radio, replacing The Dan Patrick Show. The show came to an end in April 2008 as Smith sought to expand his career in television, beginning May 1 Scott Van Pelt began hosting in the 3–4 p.m. hour, Smith's. In November 2009, Smith became an on-air contributor to Fox Sports Radio, was the one who broke the story of Allen Iverson's retirement on the Chris Myers-Steve Hartman afternoon show on November 25.
Iverson ended his short retirement, re-joined the Philadelphia 76ers on December 2. Smith became a Fox Sports Radio morning show host on January 4, 2010, replacing Washington, D. C.-based host Steve Czaban. On his radio program, Smith predicted that LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh would all sign with the Miami Heat during 2010 free agency. In early 2011, Smith ended his morning show, it was announced on February 1, 2011, that he would be returning to ESPN as a columnist for ESPN.com and host weekday local radio shows on 1050 ESPN Radio New York at 7–9 p.m. ET as well as 710 ESPN Radio Los Angeles at 6–8 p.m. PT. April 24, 2012 was Smith's last show for LA 710 ESPN. In 2013, Smith left ESPN for Sirius XM Radio; the move was announced just one day after Smith made some controversial comments on ESPN 2's First Take program regarding the Ray Rice situation. On January 17, 2017, Smith will move from Sirius XM's Mad Dog Sports channel back to ESPN, his daily two-hour program will be heard on WEPN in New York, KSPN in Los Angeles, Sirius XM's ESPN channel, via syndication.
Smith started his television career on the now-defunct cable network CNN/SI in 1999. Smith is an analyst and talk show host on ESPN and ESPN First Take. In August 2005, he started hosting a daily hour-long show on ESPN called Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith. After the show was cancelled in January 2007, he concentrated on basketball, serving as an NBA analyst. Smith is known for provocative dour delivery. Smith has appeared on other ESPN shows as well, including the reality series Dream Job, as well as serving as a frequent guest on Pardon the Interruption, Jim Rome is Burning and as a participant on 1st and 10, he has appeared as an anchor on the Sunday morning edition of SportsCenter, but on April 17, 2009 announced on his website that he would be leaving ESPN on May 1, 2009. The Los Angeles Times reported that ESPN commented that, "We decided to move in different directions." Though according to Big Lead Sports a source says that ESPN and Smith went to the negotiating table and couldn't reach an agreement.
Since Smith has returned to ESPN. It was announced April 30, 2012 on air that Smith would be joining First Take on a permanent, five-day-per-week basis under a new format for the show called "Embrace Debate" in which he squares off against longtime "First Take" commentator Skip Bayless. On July 25, 2014, Smith made contro
WEEI-FM is a radio station licensed to serve Lawrence, Massachusetts. The station is one of the top-rated sports talk radio stations in the nation. Studios are located in Brighton and has a transmitter in Peabody, Massachusetts, its local programming is heard on the "WEEI Sports Radio Network" that broadcasts throughout the New England region. WEEI-FM is the flagship station of the WEEI Red Sox Radio Network. In addition, WEEI broadcasts basketball teams in season; when local programming is not on WEEI-FM ESPN Radio or NBC Sports Radio will air. The station is popular with fans of the Boston professional sports teams the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox. WEEI-FM calls itself "the #1 rated sports radio talk station in America," in terms of the percentage of the area radio listening audience tuned-in. WEEI-FM isn't alone in providing 24/7 sports radio in Boston; the call letters WEEI-FM on a station in Westerly, Rhode Island, were granted on September 21, 2011 as part of a call letter shuffle.
The 93.7 frequency, established in 1960, has carried WEEI programming since September 12, 2011, has been the primary station for local WEEI programming since October 4, 2012. The station is owned by Entercom Communications, which in 2017 agreed to purchase CBS Corporation's radio division making WEEI a sister station to its rival WBZ-FM. However, the combined company traded WBZ-FM to the Beasley Broadcast Group in exchange for WMJX; the sports format heard on WEEI-FM originated on September 3, 1991 on 590 AM, replacing an all-news format, in place since 1974. At that time, the station was owned by Boston Celtics Communications, which bought WEEI from Helen Broadcasting on May 10, 1990 and purchased WFXT from Fox Television Stations; the station, which had carried Celtics broadcasts since 1987, expanded its sports programming after the sale. WEEI carried Sports Byline USA and CBS Radio Sports broadcasts not cleared by WRKO, which took all other CBS Radio Network programming from WEEI on September 3, 1990, leading the station to affiliate with the ABC Direction Network.
Upon the change to all-sports, WEEI featured the Andy Moes show and Glenn and Janet, a short-lived experiment in bringing a "Bickersons"-type format to sports radio. Part of the roster was Boston sports talk pioneer Eddie Andelman. WEEI began to carry Boston College Eagles football in 1992, replacing WBZ. However, the change was followed by a dramatic drop in its ratings. Still, WEEI improved its morning ratings after it became one of the earliest affiliates of Imus in the Morning from WFAN in New York City on July 12, 1993. On March 16, 1994, the Boston Celtics reached a deal to sell WEEI to Back Bay Broadcasting. Sister station WFXT was sold back to Fox Television Stations soon afterward. On August 29, Back Bay Broadcasting sold the call letters and all-sports programming of WEEI to ARS, which placed the WEEI call sign and intellectual property on the 850 kHz frequency, home to WHDH. After a brief simulcast, AM 590 relaunched as business news station WBNW, became WEZE. With the move, WEEI retained Boston Celtics broadcasts, added BC basketball.
It inherited the CBS Radio Network affiliation until early 1995, when it moved to WBZ. The move to the 850 frequency allowed WEEI to broadcast at 50,000 watts, as opposed to 5,000 watts on 590. ARS moved Red Sox broadcasts to WEEI from WRKO starting in 1995. Conversely, Celtics broadcasts were moved to WRKO for the 1995–96 season. Concurrent with the move to 850, WEEI ceased an affiliation with ESPN Radio. WEEI added "Patriots Monday," featuring weekly appearances from New England Patriots players and coaches, in 1995. In March 1995, the station ceased carrying Sports Byline USA and One-on-One Sports in the overnight hours in favor of the Sports Fan Radio Network. WEEI dropped The Fabulous Sports Babe after the October 3, 1997 broadcast, leading to the launch of Dennis and Callahan on October 6. Dennis and Callahan became the station's morning show on September 7, 1999, after the station dropped Imus in the
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an American history museum and hall of fame, located in Cooperstown, New York, operated by private interests. It serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, displays baseball-related artifacts and exhibits, honors those who have excelled in playing and serving the sport; the Hall's motto is "Preserving History, Honoring Excellence, Connecting Generations." The word Cooperstown is used as shorthand for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum to Canton for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The Hall of Fame was established in 1939 by the owner of a local hotel. Clark had sought to bring tourists to a city hurt by the Great Depression, which reduced the local tourist trade, Prohibition, which devastated the local hops industry. A new building was constructed, the Hall of Fame was dedicated on June 12, 1939; the erroneous claim that Civil War hero Abner Doubleday invented baseball in Cooperstown was instrumental in the early marketing of the Hall.
An expanded library and research facility opened in 1994. Dale Petroskey became the organization's president in 1999. In 2002, the Hall launched Baseball As America, a traveling exhibit that toured ten American museums over six years; the Hall of Fame has since sponsored educational programming on the Internet to bring the Hall of Fame to schoolchildren who might not visit. The Hall and Museum completed a series of renovations in spring 2005; the Hall of Fame presents an annual exhibit at FanFest at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Jeff Idelson replaced Petroskey as president on April 16, 2008, he had been acting as president since March 25, 2008, when Petroskey was forced to resign for having "failed to exercise proper fiduciary responsibility" and making "judgments that were not in the best interest of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum." Among baseball fans, "Hall of Fame" means not only the museum and facility in Cooperstown, New York, but the pantheon of players, umpires and pioneers who have been enshrined in the Hall.
The first five men elected were Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson, chosen in 1936. As of January 2018, 323 people had been elected to the Hall of Fame, including 226 former Major League Baseball players, 35 Negro league baseball players and executives, 22 managers, 10 umpires, 30 pioneers and organizers. 114 members of the Hall of Fame have been inducted posthumously, including four who died after their selection was announced. Of the 35 Negro league members, 29 were inducted posthumously, including all 24 selected since the 1990s; the Hall of Fame includes Effa Manley. The newest members elected on January 22, 2019, are players Edgar Martínez, Roy Halladay, Mike Mussina and Mariano Rivera, with Rivera becoming the first player to be elected unanimously. Players are inducted into the Hall of Fame through election by either the Baseball Writers' Association of America, or the Veterans Committee, which now consists of four subcommittees, each of which considers and votes for candidates from a separate era of baseball.
Five years after retirement, any player with 10 years of major league experience who passes a screening committee is eligible to be elected by BBWAA members with 10 years' membership or more who have been covering MLB at any time in the 10 years preceding the election. From a final ballot including 25–40 candidates, each writer may vote for up to 10 players. Any player named on 75% or more of all ballots cast is elected. A player, named on fewer than 5% of ballots is dropped from future elections. In some instances, the screening committee had restored their names to ballots, but in the mid-1990s, dropped players were made permanently ineligible for Hall of Fame consideration by the Veterans Committee. A 2001 change in the election procedures restored. Players receiving 5% or more of the votes but fewer than 75% are reconsidered annually until a maximum of ten years of eligibility. Under special circumstances, certain players may be deemed eligible for induction though they have not met all requirements.
Addie Joss was elected despite only playing nine seasons before he died of meningitis. Additionally, if an otherwise eligible player dies before his fifth year of retirement that player may be placed on the ballot at the first election at least six months after his death. Roberto Clemente's induction in 1973 set the precedent when the writers chose to put him up for consideration after his death on New Year's Eve, 1972; the five-year waiting period was established in 1954 after an evolutionary process. In 1936 all players were eligible, including active ones. From the 1937 election until the 1945 election, there was no waiting period, so any retired player was eligible, but writers were discouraged from voting for current major leaguers. Since there was no formal rule preventing a writer from casting a ballot for an active player, the scribes did not always comply with the informal guideline.
William John Simmons III, is a American sports writer, sports analyst and podcaster. Simmons first gained attention with his website as "The Boston Sports Guy" and was recruited by ESPN in 2001, where he operated the website Grantland and worked until 2015. At ESPN, he wrote for ESPN.com, hosted his own podcast on ESPN.com titled The B. S. Report, was an analyst for two years on NBA Countdown. After departing ESPN in 2015, he founded The Ringer, a sports and pop culture website and podcast network, in 2016 and serves as its CEO, he hosted Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons on HBO for one season in 2016. At The Ringer, he hosts The Bill Simmons Podcast. Simmons is known for a style of writing characterized by mixing sports knowledge and analysis, pop culture references, his non-sports-related personal life, for being written from the viewpoint of a passionate sports fan. William John Simmons III was born on September 1969, to William Simmons and Jan Corbo, his father was a school administrator, his stepmother, Molly Clark, is a doctor.
Simmons was an only child and grew up in Marlborough and Brookline, before moving to Stamford, Connecticut, to live with his mother after his parents divorced when he was 13. He attended the Greenwich Country Day School and Brunswick School in Greenwich, for high school. In 1988, he completed a postgraduate year at Choate Rosemary Hall, a prep school located in Wallingford, Connecticut; as a child Simmons read David Halberstam's book The Breaks of the Game, which he credited as the single most formative development in his sportswriting career. While attending the College of the Holy Cross Simmons wrote a column for the school paper, The Crusader, called "Ramblings" and served as the paper's Sports editor, he restarted the school's parody newspaper and started a 12-14-page, handwritten, magazine about the people in his freshman hall called "The Velvet Edge." He graduated in 1992 with a B. A. in Political Science and a GPA of 3.04. Subsequently, while living in Brookline, Massachusetts, he studied at Boston University where he received his master's degree in print journalism two years later.
For eight years following grad school, Simmons lived in Charlestown working various jobs before landing a job at ESPN. The September after grad school, Simmons started working at the Boston Herald as a high school sports reporter "answering phones... organizing food runs, working on the Sunday football scores section." Three years he got a job as a freelancer for Boston Phoenix but was broke within three months and started bartending. In 1997, unable to get a newspaper job, Simmons "badgered" Digital City Boston of AOL into giving him a column, he started the web site BostonSportsGuy.com while working as a bartender and waiter at night. He decided to call his column "Sports Guy" since the site had a "Movie Guy."Originally the column was only available on AOL, Simmons forwarded the column to his friends. He began receiving e-mails from people asking. For the first 18 months, Simmons would send it to about 100 people, until it became available on the web in November 1998; the website built up a reputation as many of Simmons' friends from high school and college were e-mailing it to each other.
In 2001, his website averaged 45,000 hits per day. In the summer of 2002, Jimmy Kimmel had been trying to get Simmons to write for his new late-night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, to premiere after the Super Bowl. Simmons refused for most of the summer because he did not want to cut back on his columns and move to the West Coast away from his family and Boston teams. Kimmel kept on "badgering" him and by mid-September Kimmel had him "on the ropes." It was crucial for Simmons that he could write for the show and on ESPN.com and in ESPN The Magazine, possible because of the Disney connection with ESPN and ABC. He has stated that he joined the show because he was burned out from his column, felt he needed a change, always wanted to write for a talk show. Simmons left Boston and moved to California on November 16, 2002 and began working in April 2003 as a comedy writer for the show. Simmons called it "the best move I made" and said it was one of the best experiences of his life, he left the show in the spring of 2004 after a half of writing for the show.
He wanted to focus full-time on his column, since his writing was starting to slip and he did not have enough time to work on columns or think about them. Simmons remained in California. Simmons gained fame as "The Boston Sports Guy" which earned him a job offer from ESPN in 2001 to write three guest columns, his second column was "Is Clemens the Antichrist?" which became one of the most e-mailed articles on the site that year. Becoming one of the most popular columnists on the site, Simmons was given his own section of ESPN.com's Page 2, which helped both himself and Page 2 gain widespread popularity. In the first sixteen months which Simmons wrote for Page 2 the viewership doubled. In late 2004 ESPN launched an online cartoon based on his columns which Simmons called a "debacle" and decided to stop. Simmons wrote a column per month for his page titled "Sports Guy's World."As a lead columnist, Simmons is one of the country's most read sports writers and is considered a pioneer of sportswriting on the Internet.
His readership has grown since he started at ESPN.com in 2001. In 2005, according to ESPN, Simmons' column averaged 500,000 unique visitors a month. According to comScore, Simmons' column
Silver Spring, Maryland
Silver Spring is an unincorporated community, large village, suburb of Washington, D. C. and census-designated place located inside the Capital Beltway in Montgomery County, United States. It had a population of 79,483, according to the 2017 official estimate by the United States Census Bureau, making it the fourth most populous place in Maryland, after Baltimore and Germantown, the second largest in Montgomery County after Germantown. Inner Silver Spring consists of the following neighborhoods: Downtown Silver Spring, East Silver Spring, North Woodside, Woodside Park, North Hills Sligo Park, Long Branch, Montgomery Knolls, Franklin Knolls, Indian Spring Terrace, Indian Spring Village, Clifton Park Village, New Hampshire Estates and Woodmoor. Outer Silver Spring consist of the following neighborhoods: Four Corners, Glenmont, Forest Glen, Aspen Hill, White Oak, Colesville Park, Calverton, Briggs Chaney, Northwood Park, Sunset Terrace, Fairland and Kemp Mill; the urbanized and southernmost part of Silver Spring is a major business hub that lies at the north apex of Washington, D.
C. As of 2004, the Central Business District held 7,254,729 square feet of office space, 5216 dwelling units and 17.6 acres of parkland. The population density of this CBD area of Silver Spring was 15,600 per square mile all within 360 acres and 2.5 square miles in the CBD/downtown area. The community has undergone a significant renaissance, with the addition of major retail and office developments. Silver Spring takes its name from a mica-flecked spring discovered there in 1840, by Francis Preston Blair, who subsequently bought much of the surrounding land. Acorn Park, tucked away in an area of south Silver Spring away from the main downtown area, is believed to be the site of the original spring; as an unincorporated area, Silver Spring's boundaries are not defined. As of the 2010 Census the United States Census Bureau defines Silver Spring as a census-designated place with a total area of 7.92 square miles, all land. This definition is a 15% reduction from the 9.4 square miles used in previous years.
The United States Geological Survey locates the center of Silver Spring at 38°59′26″N 77°1′35″W, notably some distance from the Census Bureau's datum. By another definition, Silver Spring is located at 39°0′15″N 77°1′8″W; the definitions used by the Silver Spring Urban Planning District, the United States Postal Service, the Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce, etc. are all different, each defining it for its own purposes. Residents of a large swath of southeastern Montgomery County have Silver Spring mailing addresses, including Four Corners, Glenmont, Forest Glen, Aspen Hill, White Oak, Colesville Park, Calverton, Briggs Chaney, Northwood Park, Sandy Spring, Sunset Terrace, Lyttonsville, Kemp Mill, a portion of Langley Park, a portion of Adelphi; the area that has a Silver Spring mailing address is larger in area than any city in Maryland except Baltimore. Silver Spring's notable landmarks include the world headquarters of Discovery Communications, the AFI Silver Theatre, the world headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the headquarters of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the headquarters of the Food and Drug Administration, the national headquarters of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
Rock Creek Park passes along the west side of Silver Spring, offers hiking trails, picnic grounds, bicycling on weekends, when its main road, Beach Drive, is closed to motor vehicles. Sligo Creek Park follows Sligo Creek through Silver Spring; the latter is facilitated on weekends. The bike trails are slower than most in the region. Rocks have been spread along either side of the road, providing a hazardous bike ride, or skating leisure. Acorn Park in the downtown area of Silver Spring, is believed to be the site of the eponymous "silver spring."The 14.5-acre Jessup-Blair Park was renovated and features a soccer field, tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic area. Brookside Gardens is a 50-acre park within Wheaton Regional Park, in "greater" Silver Spring, it is located on the original site of Stadler Nursery. Northwest Branch Park is a 700-acre park surrounding the Northwest Branch of the Anacostia River; the park includes hiking and cycling trails on the Northwest Branch and Rachel Carson Greenway Trails.
This park extends farther within Montgomery County. Note that the Rachel Carson Greenway Trail is named after Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring and former resident of Silver Spring. Note: For the 2010 Census the boundaries of the Silver Spring CDP were changed reducing the land area by approx. 15%. As a result, the population count for 2010 shows a 6.6% decrease, while the population density increases 11%. As enumerated in the 2010 census, there were 71,452 residents, 28,603 total households, 15,684 families residing in the Silver Spring CDP; the population density was 9,021.7 people per square mile. There were 30,522 housing units at an average density of 3,853.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the community, as defined by the U. S. Census Bureau, for residents who self-identified as being members of "one race," was 45.7% "White," 27.8% "Black or African American," 0.6% "American I
The Lawrenceville School is a coeducational, independent college preparatory boarding school for students in ninth through twelfth grades including a post-graduate year as well. The school is located on 700 acres in the historic Lawrenceville section of Lawrence, in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. Lawrenceville is a member of the Eight Schools Association, begun informally in 1973–74 and formalized in 2006. Lawrenceville is a member of the Ten Schools Admissions Organization, founded in 1966. There is a seven-school overlap of membership between the two groups. Lawrenceville was additionally a member of the G20 Schools group; the school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1928. As of the 2017-18 school year, the school had an enrollment of 818 students and 109 classroom teachers, for a student–teacher ratio of 8:1. Students come from 45 countries. For the 2016-2017 year, the school's student body was 55.0% White, 21.3% Asian, 9.9% Black, 6.0% Hispanic and 7.8% two or more races.
In 2010, Lawrenceville announced that Janie Woods, who died at age 87 in 2007, her husband, Henry C. Woods Jr. had bequeathed the school $60 million. In 2017, Head Master Stephen Murray announced to the school community that Joseph C. Tsai, Class of 1982 and executive vice chairman of global e-commerce company, Alibaba Group, his wife Clara had donated the largest gift in the school's 207-year history; as of June 2016, the school's endowment stood at $381.1 million. Lawrenceville received 1,967 formal applications for entry in fall 2017, of which 371 were offered admission, giving an acceptance rate of 18.9%. One of the oldest preparatory schools in the United States, Lawrenceville was founded in 1810 as the Maidenhead Academy by Presbyterian clergyman Isaac Van Arsdale Brown; as early as 1828, the school attracted students from Cuba and England, as well as from the Cherokee Nation. It had several names, including the Lawrenceville Classical and Commercial High School, the Lawrenceville Academy, the Lawrenceville Classical Academy, before its current name, "The Lawrenceville School," was adopted during its refounding in 1883.
An 18-acre area of the campus built including numerous buildings, has been designated a U. S. National Historic Landmark District, known as the Lawrenceville School National Historic Landmark. An addition to the campus outside of that district was built in the 1920s. Lawrenceville's student body was entirely white for its first 150 years, with the first African American student admitted in 1964. Lawrenceville was featured in a number of novels by Owen Johnson, class of 1895, notably The Prodigious Hickey, The Tennessee Shad, The Varmint; the Varmint, which recounts the school years of the fictional character Dink Stover, was made into the 1950 motion picture The Happy Years, starring Leo G. Carroll and Dean Stockwell, was filmed on the Lawrenceville campus. A 1986 PBS miniseries was based on Johnson's Lawrenceville tales. Among Lawrenceville's prominent teachers over the years have been Thornton Wilder, a three-time Pulitzer Prize–winning author, who taught French at the School in the 1920s. Lawrenceville was all-male until the Board of Trustees voted to make the school coeducational in 1985.
The first girls were admitted in 1987, 178 of the 725 students were female during the 1987-88 school year. In 1999, the student body elected Alexandra Petrone. Lawrenceville was formerly the world record holder for the largest custard pie fight. In its 2016 rankings, Business Insider ranked the school's tuition as the 22nd most expensive private high school in the United States. In its 2015 rankings the year before, Business Insider had ranked the school's tuition as the 2nd most expensive private high school tuition in the United States, with tuition and fees of $48,700 behind the $49,092 charged by Connecticut's Salisbury School. In the publication's five years of rankings, the first time Lawrenceville was not the top-ranked school; the Lawrenceville School National Historic Landmark is a 17.74-acre historic district on the campus of the Lawrenceville School. This portion, the old campus area built in 1894–1895, was designed jointly by the landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted and the architects Peabody & Stearns.
A new campus area, built in the 1920s, is not included in the district. The district was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1986, it is included in the Lawrence Township Historic District, created in 1972. Heads of school include: Isaac Van Arsdale Brown, 1810-1834 Alexander Hamilton Phillips, 1834-1837 Samuel McClintock Hamill, 1837-1883 James Cameron Mackenzie, 1883-1899 Simon John McPherson, 1899-1919 Mather Almon Abbott, 1919-1934 Allan Vanderhoef Heely, 1934-1959 Bruce McClellan, 1959-1986 Josiah Bunting III, 1987-1995 Philip Harding Jordan Jr. 1995-1996 Michael Scott Cary, 1996-2003 Elizabeth Anne Duffy, 2003-2015 Stephen Sheals Murray, 2015–present The Lawrenceville School sits across U. S. Route Main Street, from the center of Lawrenceville; the village has been an active commercial center for students. The Jigger Shop was for decades one of the most popular student hang-outs, with a soda fountain and the school bookstore; the school assumed ownership of the store in the 1970s, after a 1990 fire, the Jigger Shop moved from
Peter Gammons is an American sportswriter and media personality. He is a recipient of the J. G. Taylor Spink Award for outstanding baseball writing, given by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Gammons attended Groton School, an elite prep school in his hometown, Groton, MA. After graduating from Groton in 1965, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a member of St. Anthony Hall, he worked for the university's student-run newspaper, The Daily Tar Heel, the student-run radio station, WXYC. After graduating in 1969, he began his journalism career at The Boston Globe. Gammons was a featured writer at The Boston Globe for many years as the main journalist covering the Boston Red Sox. or as a national baseball columnist. For many years he was a colleague of other legendary Globe sports writers Will McDonough, Bob Ryan and Leigh Montville. Between his two stints as a baseball columnist with the Globe, he was lead baseball columnist for Sports Illustrated, where he covered baseball and college basketball.
Gammons wrote a column for The Sporting News in the 1980s. Gammons has authored numerous baseball books, including Beyond the Sixth Game. In 1988, he joined ESPN, where he served as an in-studio analyst. During the baseball season, he appeared nightly on Baseball Tonight and had regular spots on SportsCenter, ESPNEWS and ESPN Radio, he wrote an Insider column for ESPN.com and wrote for ESPN The Magazine. The Globe reprinted some of his ESPN columns well into the 1990s. In 2006, Gammons was named as one of two field-level reporters for ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball, joining Bonnie Bernstein, he held that position through the 2008 season, when he moved to baseball. After 20 years with ESPN, on December 8, 2009, Gammons announced that he would leave ESPN to pursue "new challenges" and a "less demanding schedule". Gammons joined the MLB MLB.com as on-air and online analyst. He works for NESN. Gammons is on the 10-person voting panel for the Fielding Bible Awards, an alternative to the Gold Glove Awards in Major League Baseball.
He was voted the National Sportswriter of the Year in 1989, 1990 and 1993 by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. He has been awarded an honorary Poynter Fellow from Yale University. Peter Gammons was the 2004 recipient of the J. G. Taylor Spink Award for outstanding baseball writing given by the BBWAA. January 9, 2009 was proclaimed Peter Gammons day in the City of Boston; the proclamation was made by Michael Ross, president of the Boston City Council at the Hot Stove Cool Music Sports Roundtable at Fenway Park. 2010 marked the 10th anniversary of Hot Stove Cool Music, a charitable concert benefiting the Foundation To Be Named Later. At this event, Theo Epstein, Vice President and General Manager of the Boston Red Sox, announced a new scholarship in Gammons' name; the "Peter Gammons - Foundation To Be Named Later Scholarship presented by RISO" enables select Boston Public Schools students to attend college who otherwise might not have the chance. Gammons was born in Boston and raised in Groton, where he graduated from Groton School.
He lives in Boston and Cape Cod, Massachusetts with his wife Gloria. On June 27, 2006, Gammons was stricken with the rupture of a brain aneurysm in the morning near his home on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, he was rushed to Falmouth Hospital before being airlifted to Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. At Brigham and Women's Hospital, Gammons' operation was performed by neurosurgeon Dr. Arthur Day, a friend to late Red Sox hitter Ted Williams. Sportswriter Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe reported that Gammons was expected to be in intensive care for 10 to 12 days, he was resting in intensive care following the operation, doctors listed him in "good" condition the following day. On July 17, he was released from the hospital and entered the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape and Islands. On August 19, Gammons made his first public appearance since the aneurysm rupture at Fenway Park when the Red Sox played the Yankees. Gammons returned to ESPN on Wednesday, September 20, 2006, he reported from Fenway Park on the 6 P.
M. edition of SportsCenter and the 7 P. M. edition of Baseball Tonight. Gammons resumed his regular reporting coverage during the 2007 baseball season. Gammons has a penchant for indie rock and the blues, is active in the Boston indie rock scene when his other commitments allow him time, he is a fan of Pearl Jam and has talked about experiences at concerts as well as previous albums. With the assistance of a band of Boston musicians and former Boston Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein, Gammons plays a Fender Stratocaster and sings at the annual Hot Stove, Cool Music concert event to benefit Theo and Paul Epstein's Foundation To Be Named Later, a charity that raises funds and awareness for non-profit agencies serving disadvantaged youth in the Greater Boston area. Gammons' debut album, Never Slow Down, Never Grow Old, was released on July 4, 2006. Gammons sang and played guitar on this collection of originals and covers that includes The Clash's Death or Glory and Warren Zevon's Model Citizen.
Proceeds again went to Epstein's charity. The Boston Baseball Band wrote a song about Gammons called "Jammin' With Peter Gammons." Gammons founded the Hot Stove Cool Music benefit concert series with sportswriter Jeff Horrigan, Casey Riddles, Debbi Wrobleski, Mindy d'Arbeloff and singer Kay Hanley in December 2000. The fundraiser now takes place twice each year with one show in January and another in July or August. Gammons is connected to the Bosto