Nick Cafardo, a national baseball columnist for The Boston Globe, suffered a pulmonary embolism on Thursday and was later pronounced dead. He was 62-years-old.
“Nick was one of the best people to ever walk through our doors — generous with his time and insights, immensely knowledgeable, deeply devoted to the Globe,” Boston Globe editor Brian McGregory said.
Cafardo had been at the Globe since 1989. He spent time as a beat reporter for both the Red Sox and the Patriots before getting his national assignment. He was in Ft. Meyers, Florida with the Red Sox when he died.
In addition to his newspaper job, Cafardo was also a trusted colleague for many former players looking to write their memoir. He co-authored Tom Glavin’s Inside Pitch and Jerry Remmy’s If These Walls Could Talk, which will be out later this year.
Cafardo also made regular TV appearances. He had served as an analyst on both NESN and the MLB Network.