Jerry Remy (born November 8, 1952 in Fall River, Massachusetts) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball. Remy grew up in Somerset, Massachusetts, and currently resides in Weston, Massachusetts.
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.
Remy is currently enjoying success in broadcasting, working for 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. For the past 15 years Jerry has worked side by side with play-by-play announcer, Don Orsillo. 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.
Small traditions followed by Jerry include always greeting Spanish-speaking viewers with Buenas noches amigos or another appropriate greeting upon the announcement of the SAP simulcast, and by bringing a doll of Wally the Green Monster (the Sox’ mascot) and his white adirondack chair to the announcer’s booth of every ballpark the Red Sox visit.
Remy loves to regale viewers with tales of his frequent vacations in Aruba and is affectionately known as the “RemDawg.”
Remy has also served as a color analyst for FOX’s national coverage of Major League Baseball, primarily assigned to games in the Northeastern U.S.