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My 20 years at ESPN

So many wonderful memories, so many wonderful, hardworking people to thank

Updated: December 12, 2009, 3:16 PM ET
By Peter Gammons | ESPN.com

John Walsh is one of the rare people who see what most of us never imagined. "The future of television is information," he told me, a Boston Globe-trained Sports Illustrated guy. "You may be the first here at ESPN to make this transition, but you will not be the last."

"SportsCenter" then was sometimes 15 minutes at 7 p.m., host only, and I was a part-timer waiting for ESPN to get baseball. It did in 1990, when "Baseball Tonight" was born, and there were those who regarded me as "Walsh's ...

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