Jerry Remy

American baseball player and broadcaster (1952–2021)

Gerald Peter Remy, commonly known as Jerry Remy, (November 8, 1952 – October 30, 2021) was an American Major League Baseball broadcaster and Major League Baseball second baseman. An all-star second baseman originally drafted by the California Angels in 1971, he was traded to his hometown Boston Red Sox in 1977. After a series of injuries forced his retirement in 1985, he began a career in broadcasting.

Remy in 1977

In 1988 he joined NESN as a color commentator for Red Sox broadcasts.

Remy was born in Fall River, Massachusetts. He grew up in nearby Somerset, Massachusetts.[1] He studied at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island.[2]

Remy suffered from depression.[3] In 2008, Remy was diagnosed with lung cancer and had surgery.[4] On June 12, 2017, Remy announced that the lung cancer returned.[5] His cancer treatment ended in January 2018, but the cancer returned in August 2018.[6]

Remy was married to Phoebe Remy. Together, they had three children. On August 16, 2013, his son, Jared, was arrested in the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel, a charge he pleaded guilty to on May 27, 2014 and was sentenced to life in state prison without the possibility of parole.[7][8]

Remy died on October 30, 2021 from lung cancer in Waltham, Massachusetts, aged 68.[9]

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  1. Alice, Lynette (15 May 2009). "Jerry Remy". Sporting Life 360. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  2. "Jerry Remy Statistics and History". Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  3. Remy visits TV booth during tonight's game
  4. Jerry Remy Takes Leave of Absence to Recover From Cancer Surgery
  5. Jerry Remy to undergo cancer treatment for second time in last six months
  6. "Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy again diagnosed with cancer". ESPN. August 7, 2018. Retrieved August 7, 2018.
  7. Moskowit, Eric; John R. Ellement (2013-08-16). "Jared Remy, son of Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy, under arrest for fatal stabbing in Waltham, an official says". Retrieved 2013-08-16.
  8. Johnson, O'Ryan (2013-08-16). "Jared Remy arrested for killing girlfriend". Boston Herald. Retrieved 2013-08-16.
  9. "Longtime Boston Red Sox broadcaster, former player Jerry Remy dies of cancer". WCVB. Retrieved 31 October 2021.

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