By Tiffany Williams –
Jerry Remy, who stepped away from Red Sox broadcasts on Aug. 4 to undergo lung cancer treatment, died of cancer at the age of 68 on Saturday night.
Remy, a former second baseman, who was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2006, joined the New England Sports Network in 1988 and worked color commentary regularly up until stepping away this year. He also wrote three books about baseball and a series of children’s books.
Remy most recently appeared publicly on October 5, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park before Boston’s AL wild-card game against the Yankees.
He is survived by his wife, Phoebe, and three children: Jared, Jordan and Jenna.