Thursday, November 8, 2018

Beloved Red Sox Legend Jerry Remy Turns Sixty-Six-Years-Old Today

Remy & FN E-I-C in 1992
The past several years have been very tough for Jerry Remy. The Somerset, Massachusetts native has had to battle multiple recurrences of cancer that interrupted his life and prevented him from doing what he loves most—broadcasting Red Sox games. Before his stint in the booth, Remy played seven seasons for The Carmine Hose and amassed a .286 average over that span—also providing excellent defense at second base (a career .981 fielding percentage—and in the top ten five times). In 1978, he made the All-Star team as a member of the Red Sox. Over his 10-year MLB career, Remy hit .275, with 1,226 hits—and 208 stolen bases. Your humble Editor-In-Chief had the honor of being managed by Remy at Red Sox Fantasy Camp in 1992 in Winter Haven, Florida (see pic). But it was after his playing days that he truly endeared himself to Red Sox Nation. Starting as a broadcaster with the legendary Ned Martin, Remy built up a love affair with the fans—and eventually earned the term of endearment of 'The RemDawg'. Remy turns 66 years-old today. Through all of his troubles, that love affair between the fans and The RemDawg endures. Happy Birthday, Jerry!