Unfortunately, the baseball world learned today of the passing of former Red Sox All-Star and longtime announcer Jerry Remy. The 68-year old Remy had previously stepped away in early August due to a reoccurrence of lung cancer.
Beloved in Boston
Remy played in parts of 10 seasons split between the California Angels and the Boston Red Sox. In 1978, his first in Boston, he would make his lone All-Star game and quickly established himself as a fan favorite. However, it was his post-playing career that really pushed Remy to Boston royalty.
Remy started as a broadcaster in the 1988 season and remained a fixture in the Red Sox booth up until August 4th of this season. He was known for his love of the Red Sox and was enshrined in the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2006 and eventually elected as the official president of Red Sox Nation in 2007.
Remy was a fixture in both the Boston/New England sports world and will be missed by all of Major League Baseball.
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