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Jerry Remy

sports announcer, NESN

Jerry Remy is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who is currently enjoying success in broadcasting, working for the New England Sports Network (NESN). He began as NESN's Boston Red Sox color analyst in March of 1988, teaming up with veteran play-by-play announcer Ned Martin. He now broadcasts along with play-by-play announcer Don Orsilo. 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. In 1971, Remy was drafted in the 8th round by the California Angels. He played three seasons for the Angels starting in 1975 before being traded to the Boston Red Sox. 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. Bill James in his *Historical Abstract* rated him as the 100th greatest second baseman of all time, as of 2002.