We got some devastating news on Sunday morning as we learned that long-time Red Sox broadcaster, the voice of this team for so many years, Jerry Remy has passed away at the age of 68. Remy has been dealing with cancer on and off since 2008 and was not in the booth for NESN over most of the second half in 2021. He did get a final moment at Fenway when he came out to throw the first pitch prior to the Wildcard Game against the New York Yankees.
Remy has been a staple in the Red Sox organization for generations. The Fall River native was originally drafted by the then California Angels, but prior to the 1978 season he was traded to the Red Sox. The infielder spent seven years playing for the Red Sox, earning one All-Star bid in that 1978 campaign. After his playing days were over, he briefly coached in the Red Sox farm system before joining the booth in 1988. From that point forward, he was the quintessential voice of the Red Sox. Put it all together and you essentially get 43 years with the organization in one capacity or another.
With the news having just come down, it’s hard to fully put into words the things we’re feeling in the moment, so for now we’ll keep it short. Remy was as good as it gets in his role in the booth, displaying a genuine and infectious passion for the game, a sincere love that was endearing for diehards and new fans alike. RIP to a Red Sox legend, and thank you for everything you’ve meant to all of us Red Sox fans throughout New England and around the world.