RED SOX AND NESN TO CELEBRATE JERRY REMY’S
30 YEARS IN THE BROADCAST BOOTH ON SUNDAY
BOSTON, MA – The Red Sox and NESN will celebrate Jerry Remy’s 30-year career in the NESN broadcast booth in ceremonies preceding the 1:35 p.m. Red Sox-Yankees game this Sunday, August 20, at Fenway Park.
Memorable moments from Remy’s broadcast career will be highlighted during the ceremony, which will include a ceremonial first pitch by the veteran broadcaster. NESN will carry the ceremony live.
“Jerry is an incredible person who is beloved by Red Sox Nation,” said NESN President and CEO Sean McGrail. “There have been so many great moments in his NESN broadcasting career and we are excited to celebrate his 30 years in the booth.”
Remy has served as the Red Sox color analyst on NESN since 1988, announcing over 3,900 Red Sox games during his career. He was elected to the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2006 for his playing and broadcasting accomplishments, and the following year, elected President of Red Sox Nation through online fan voting.
An infielder for 10 years in the majors with the Angels (1975-1977) and Red Sox (1978-84), Remy played with seven Hall of Famers and 12 Red Sox Hall of Famers. The 64-year-old broadcaster is currently taking time away from the NESN broadcast to recover from surgery after being diagnosed with lung cancer, his fifth battle with the disease. Remy is scheduled to begin a course of chemotherapy later this month.