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Gerald Peter Remy
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Jerry Remy had a ten-year career in the major leagues as a second baseman and is currently a television broadcaster. As a ballplayer, he hit .275 in 4455 lifetime at-bats with the California Angels and Boston Red Sox with virtually no home run power (only 7 in his entire career) but with 208 stolen bases.

His minor league career started at Magic Valley in the Pioneer League in 1971 where he hit .308. After hitting .265 the next year for Stockton in the California League, he moved to Quad Cities in the Midwest League in 1973 where he hit .335. 1974 found him on two teams, starting with El Paso of the Texas League where he hit .338 with 34 doubles, and then with Salt Lake City in the Pacific Coast League where he hit .292.

In 1975, he was in the majors the whole year with the California Angels. He hit between .252 and .263 each of his three years with the Angels, stealing from 34 to 41 bases. In 1977 he had 10 triples.

Traded to the Red Sox after the 1977 season, he became an All-Star in 1978. He spent the rest of his career with them, hitting over .300 in 63 games in 1980 and also in 88 games during the strike-shortened 1981 season. He finished 10th in the AL with a .307 batting average that year. Knee problems caused him to miss some time in several seasons.

He took over for announcer Bob Montgomery as Red Sox color man in the late 1980s and has worked for for TV38, NESN and FOX. Remy, whose current announcing partner is Don Orsillo, is known for his humorous style and his friend in the booth Wally the Green Monster. He missed the beginning of the 2009 season while undergoing treatment for cancer but came back to the booth in mid-year. He suffered a relapse in the winter of 2013, but only missed a very brief period in spring training when he underwent radiation therapy. More personal bad news came later that year when his son Jared was arraigned in Waltham, MA on August 16th on charges of fatally stabbing his girlfriend the previous day. Jared had a long history of criminal violence, including many charges of violence against other women. Remy took another break from the broadcast booth following the tragic events. Jared pleaded guilty to first-degree murder the following May and was sentenced to life without parole.

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