Athens, GA (Dec 5, 2007) - Jerry Remy is a color analyst for Boston Red Sox coverage on NESN. This is his profile as published by the New England Sports Network (NESN).
Jerry Remy began as NESN's Boston Red Sox color analyst in March of 1988, teaming up with veteran play-by-play announcer Ned Martin. Voted Massachusetts’ favorite TV announcer by Sports Illustrated in 2004, Remy has been honored with 4 Emmy Awards and was named the Massachusetts Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association in 2004.
A fan favorite and former second baseman, Remy played 10 years in the major leagues including seven with Red Sox. The Somerset, Massachusetts native was originally signed by the California Angels in 1971 and made his big league debut in 1975. In December of 1977 he was traded to the Red Sox for pitcher Don Aase. He played second base for the Red Sox from 1978-1985, when a knee injury forced his retirement during spring training of 1986.
Remy had his best year in 1978 when he batted .278, scored 87 runs, stole 30 bases and was selected to the American League All-Star team. He finished his career with a .275 average, 208 stolen bases and a .981 fielding percentage.
Remy was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2006 and is now serving as the President of Red Sox Nation.