Longtime Red Sox anchor Jerry Remy has died at the age of 68

Jerry Remy, a beloved Red Sox anchor since 1988 and a former major league expert for 10 years, died of cancer at the age of 68 on Saturday night, according to multiple reports.

Remy, who walked away from Red Sox programs on August 4 to undergo lung cancer treatment, has been diagnosed with cancer seven times since 2008, most recently in 2018.

The former second man made a public appearance recently on October 5, kicking out the first ceremonial field in Fenway Park before the Boston wild game against the Yankees.

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Jerry Remy clears the field first before the Red Sox-Yankees game on October 5, 2021.
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“Rest in peace, Jerry Remy,” Will Middlebrooks, the former Red Sox third baseman, tweeted. “What a special person you were not only to me, but to Jenny as well. I can remember the nights on the road when I had a plate and RemDog would come to my hotel room for a glass of wine and ball talk. One of a kind. We’ll miss you.”

Remy, a native of Somerset, Massachusetts, signed with the California Angels after enlisting in 1971. He played with the Angels for three seasons, 1975-77, before being traded to his hometown Red Sox.

Playing with Boston for seven years, Remy never made it to the post-season, as it came closest to being in 1978, when he was at base in the AL East tiebreak when Karl Jastrzemski reached the final against the Yankees. Remy earned All-Star honors during season 78.

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Jerry Remy playing for the Red Sox in 1982.
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After playing, Remy joined the New England Sports Network in 1988 and worked on color commentaries regularly until he passed away that year. He has also written three books about baseball and a series of children’s books.

In 2009, Remy took time off due to exhaustion and depression after his first cancer diagnosis in 2008. He returned to the cabin full-time in 2010, but left several times over the next decade to deal with health and personal matters.

Remy was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2006.

He is survived by his wife, Phoebe, and three children: Jared, Jordan, and Gina.


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