BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Red Sox will honor the life of team hall of famer and longtime television broadcaster Jerry Remy with a jersey patch for the upcoming 2022 season.
Remy was a member of the Boston Red Sox organization for more than 40 years, spending time as a player, coach, and broadcaster. He passed away at the age of 68 last October after a long battle with lung cancer.
In an effort to honor his life, the Red Sox will wear a black commemorative patch on their jerseys featuring Remy's name and his No. 2 that he wore as a player. The Red Sox will also honor Remy with a pregame ceremony before the April 20 game against the Blue Jays.
Former Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino, who won the 2013 World Series with Boston, showed his support for the patchers on Twitter.
The team will wear the patch on its jerseys throughout the duration of 2022, except on April 15, when all 30 MLB teams will be wearing patches to honor Jackie Robinson. The Red Sox last wore commemorative patches in 2012 to celebrate Fenway Park's 100th anniversary and in 2002 after the death of Ted Williams.