Lung Cancer

Jerry Remy, iconic Boston Red Sox broadcaster, passes away at 68 [Video]

Longtime Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy has passed away at 68 years old. The news was first reported by WCVB-TV.

Remy had endured repeated struggles with lung cancer for years, undergoing treatment seven times for the disease. Earlier this year, he left the NESN broadcast booth after experiencing shortness of breath and did not return for the remainder of the Red Sox’s 2021 season.

Following a 10-year career as a major-league infielder — six of those seasons with Boston — Remy became a broadcaster in 1988, doing color commentary for Red Sox telecasts on NESN. Calling games didn’t come naturally to him at first, as he explained to the Boston Globe‘s Gordon Edes in 2004.

“I remember the first game I worked in spring training. I didn’t know the score. I didn’t know the count,” said Remy. “I knew baseball, but I knew nothing about TV. I was totally lost. I remember my first …

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