About Jerry Remy
Jerry Remy was born on November 8, 1952, in Fall River MA, and grew up in Somerset MA loving the Red Sox and Pete Rose. He was a former MLB second baseman. After battling cancer for 13 years, Jerry passed away on October 30, 2021. He will be missed greatly.
In 1971, Jerry Remy was drafted in the 8th round by the California Angels. He kicked around in the minors until 1975 before getting the call to join the Angeles for good. He played three seasons for the Angels before being traded to the Boston Red Sox to begin the 1978 season.
Jerry had his best year in 1978 when he batted .278, scored 87 runs, stole 30 bases, and was selected to the American League All-Star team. He finished his career with a .275 average, 208 stolen bases, and a .981 fielding percentage. Bill James in his Historical Abstract rated him as the 100th greatest second baseman of all time, as of 2002. In 1,154 games Jerry collected 1,226 hits, scored 605 runs while driving in another 329, and maintained a .275 average.
In 1985 a knee injury forced his retirement during spring training of 1986. Ironically his early retirement opened the door to his remarkable broadcasting career. In 1988 he signed on as a sports analyst for NESN which carries the Red Sox games. Jerry broadcasted Red Sox games for over 30 years.
Jerry was honored with 4 Emmy Awards and was named the Massachusetts Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association in 2004. On October 21, 2019, Jerry was named by the New England Council as one of four 2019 New Englanders of the Year.
Jerry always greeted Spanish-speaking viewers with Buenas Noches amigos. He was affectionately known as the “RemDawg.” That nickname was first coined by his then partner, Sean McDonough.