Monday, September 8, 2014

The Guy Traded For Jerry Remy Turns 60 Today

Rookie Red Sox pitcher Don Aase was only 22 when he was traded (along with some cash) for Angels second baseman Jerry Remy on December 8, 1977. Aase turns 60 years old today. The kid had pitched pretty well that year—making 13 starts and going 6-2 with a 3.12 ERA. But Boston needed an upgrade at second from 33-year old Denny Doyle (who hit just .240 in 137 games in 1977). Enter the kid from Somerset, Mass. Remy was just 25 years old, and went on to have a very good stint in Hometown Carmine Hose. Over seven seasons with Boston, Remy hit .286, with 802 hits and 208 stolen bases. Along with shortstop Rick Burleson, he became part of "Hoot And Scoot" top of the Red Sox order that set the table for Jim Rice, Fred Lynn, Dwight Evans and Carlton Fisk. After that, we hear that The RemDawg went into broadcasting. Aase played for 13 seasons—compiling 66 wins and a 3.80 ERA for the Angels, Orioles, Dodgers, and Metropolitans. Happy 60th, Don!