Jerry Remy has been a fixture with the Boston Red Sox organization for most of the past 40 years.
The second baseman spent seven seasons with Boston before his retirement in 1984 and since 1988 has been part of the Red Sox TV broadcasting team. He won the hearts of Boston fans because of his affiliation with the team and his recognizable Massachusetts accent.
Next month, Remy will be in Bangor for a speaking engagement at Husson University.
Varney GMC of Bangor and 92.9 FM The Ticket radio and Townsquare Media are sponsoring “An Evening with Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Jerry Remy” on Jan. 15, 2019, starting at 7 p.m. in Husson’s Gracie Theatre.
Townsquare promises an evening of spirited baseball talk between Remy and eastern Maine’s avid Red Sox fans. The event includes a meet and greet session followed by a hot stove talk that will give fans a chance to hear and interact with Remy.
Tickets — available at www.929theticket.com — are $100 for the VIP experience and $30 for general admission.
Gerald Peter “Jerry” Remy, 66, grew up in Somerset, Massachusetts, and was selected in the eighth round of the January supplemental phase of the 1971 major league draft by the California Angels. He played three seasons with the Angels before being traded to his hometown team.
In 1978, his first year with Boston, Remy was selected for the MLB All-Star game. He played seven seasons with the Red Sox.
In 1988, Remy started his new career as a broadcaster, working for the New England Sports Network (NESN) as a color commentator. He and broadcast partner Don Orsillo went on to win four New England Emmy awards.
Remy, who was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2006, recently concluded his 30th season in the booth with Boston. He has worked alongside play-by-plan man Dave O’Brien since 2016.
Remy has been battling lung cancer for 10 years and endured his most recent bout with the disease during 2018. He has missed numerous games over the years while undergoing treatment.
In August, Remy told The Boston Globe that he has regular checks on his lungs every six weeks. He has been diagnosed with cancer four times.
Remy played parts of 10 major league seasons and posted a .275 career batting average. He stole 208 bases in 1,154 games.