BOSTON BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Jerry Remy, legendary Red Sox sportscaster and second baseman, has died at age 68 after battling cancer for more than a decade. Born in Fall River and raised in Somerset, Remy came to Boston as a player in 1978, where he played second base for seven years before retiring and transitioning over to broadcast booth at NESN in 1988.
Remy served as an analyst for the Red Sox for more than thirty years up until August of this year.
WBZ-TV's sportscaster Dan Roche shared his thoughts on Remy's legacy with WBZ NewsRadio, saying it's a sad day for Red Sox fans.
"Jerry Remy was beloved by one and all. Anyone who watched or was associated at all with Red Sox baseball over the last 20 or 30 years knew of Jerry Remy and welcomed him into our living rooms on a nightly basis for many many years," Roche said.
The second baseman's lengthy battle with lung cancer began in 2008, and he stepped away from the booth to deal with the disease this past August.
Remy was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2006.
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