NESN announced Thursday that Boston Red Sox color analyst Jerry Remy (@Jerry_Remy) has renewed his agreement to continue as NESN’s primary color analyst, working at least 100 Red Sox games per season.
“NESN and the Red Sox have been very good to me over the years, and I hope to continue for a long period of time what I consider to be the best job in the world of broadcasting,” Remy said. “I also look forward to welcoming my new play-by-play partner Dave O’Brien to the NESN team.”
“Jerry remains one of the most beloved color analysts in all of baseball,” NESN president and CEO Sean McGrail said. “We are thrilled to have him continue as the cornerstone of our broadcast. His insights and perspective on the Red Sox organization and the players make him one of the best analysts in the game.”
Jerry’s been associated with the Red Sox organization for 37 years: eight as a player, one as a minor league coach and 28 as a NESN broadcaster. In 2012, Remy was named to the Red Sox All-Century Team as a second baseman. In 2006, he was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame as both a player and a broadcaster.
Remy, who began as a game analyst on NESN in 1988, will enter his 29th season and be joined by NESN’s new play-by-play announcer Dave O’Brien.
The Somerset, Mass., native enjoyed 11 years in the major leagues, including eight with the Red Sox. He was originally signed by the California Angels in 1971 and made his big league debut in 1975. In December of 1977, he was traded to the Red Sox. He played second base for the Red Sox from 1978 to 1985, when a knee injury forced his retirement during spring training of 1986. During his career, he played with seven Baseball Hall of Famers and 12 Red Sox Hall of Famers. The ever-popular Remy was elected President of Red Sox Nation in 2007 and his over 500,000 Twitter followers are the fourth highest number of followers of any active or former MLB player.
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