Boston Red Sox Will Honor Jerry Remy This Season On Their Uniforms And On The Field

The Boston Red Sox will honor former player and legendary broadcaster Jerry Remy with a commemorative patch on their uniforms this season. The black circular patch will have “Remy” in red letters and his No. 2 and be on the right sleeve of the Red Sox jerseys.

The Red Sox will also honor Remy with a pregame ceremony before their April 20 game with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Jerry Remy sadly passed away last October at the age of 68, following multiple battles with lung cancer.

The Red Sox will wear the commemorative Remy patch on their uniforms for 161 of its 162 games this season. The only day it won’t be on the jersey is April 15, when a No. 42 is on all Major League Baseball uniforms for Jackie Robinson Day. As a result, the Red Sox won’t wear the Remy patch for their home opener versus the Minnesota Twins.

The “RemDawg” became a broadcaster for the team in 1988, calling color commentary for NESN telecasts. During his 33 years calling Red Sox games, Remy worked with several play-by-play partners including Ned Martin, Sean McDonough, Don Orsillo, and Dave O’Brien. He last worked in the NESN booth last August, before stepping away for treatment.

Remy played 7 seasons for the Sox at 2nd base.

NESN also announced they will have a one-hour tribute to Remy, Remembering Jerry, that will air on the network April 6 at 8 p.m. ET. The special will feature stories of his playing and broadcasting careers from teammates, in addition to current and former NESN broadcasters.

The last time the Red Sox wore a commemorative patch for a member of the organization was in 2002 in honor of Ted Williams.