DAVE O’BRIEN enters his 30th year of Major League Baseball broadcasting and his fifth in NESN's play-by-play role after nine years with Red Sox radio network. Dave recently re-joined ESPN and is the the ACC Network lead play-by-play announcer for its college football and college basketball coverage. From 2002 - 2017 he served as a play-by-play commentator for ESPN, working Major League Baseball telecasts and college basketball. He has called the LCS and World Series for Major League Baseball's International broadcasts, as well as select MLB playoff series on ESPN Radio. He worked as both a radio and television announcer for the Florida Marlins from 1993-2001 and was the television voice of the New York Mets on WPIX-TV from 2003-05. He also did radio play-by-play on Atlanta Braves games in 1990 and 1991 as well as college football and basketball action for the University of Georgia and Uni- versity of Miami. A Boston native, Dave received the Georgia Associated Press "Best Sports Play-by-Play" honor in 1988 and 1991 and the Achievements in Radio (A.I.R.) award for Best Play-by-Play for his call of Mark McGwire's 59th home run in 1998. O'Brien and his family reside in Rye, New Hampshire.
NESN (New England Sports Network), the official home of the Boston Red Sox, is in its 37th year of carrying Red Sox baseball. Consistently one of the top-rated regional sports networks in the country, NESN's Red Sox coverage includes an hour-long show before and after every game. Fans in New England can also watch NESN's coverage at NESN.com and on the NESN App, plus follow along on social media for game-day coverage and news (Twitter: @ NESN and Instagram: @NESN). Veteran play-by-play announcer Dave O'Brien enters his fifth season with NESN and will be joined again by Red Sox Hall of Famer Jerry Remy and Baseball Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley. Cohasset, MA native Mike Monaco will join the NESN broadcast team as play-by-play announcer for select games. Tom Caron is in his 17th year as host of NESN's pre- and post-game show. He will be joined by an All-Star lineup of studio analysts that includes Steve Lyons, MLB Hall of Famer Jim Rice, Red Sox Hall of Famer Tim Wakefield, and several other former Red Sox players including Lenny DiNardo and Manny Delcarmen.
JERRY REMY (Twitter: @Jerry_Remy) has served as a Red Sox color analyst on NESN since 1988. Remy was elected to the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2006 for his playing and broadcasting accomplishments and has now logged over 40 years of service to the organization. A native of Somerset, MA, Remy was an infielder for 10 years in the majors with the Angels (1975-77) and Red Sox (1978-84), posting a career .275 batting AVG and 208 stolen bases in 1,154 games. During his career, he played with 7 Baseball Hall of Famers and 12 Red Sox Hall of Famers. In September of 2007, Remy was elected President of Red Sox Nation through online voting. He also received the Massachusetts Sportscaster of the Year award in 2004, has been inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame and was a 2019 New Englander of the Year. Remy was awarded the Judge Emil Fuchs Memorial Award for long and meritorious service to baseball by the Boston Baseball Writers Association this year.
DENNIS ECKERSLEY (Twitter: @Eck43) has been with NESN since 2003 and will split time with Remy in the network's broadcast booth. He was elected into Baseball's Hall of Fame in 2005 after pitching 24 seasons in the major leagues with 5 teams (Cleveland, Boston, Chi- ca,go Cubs, Oakland, and St. Louis), including two different stints with the Red Sox (1978-84, fi1998). He spent the first 12 years of his career as a starting pitcher then moved to the bullpen to become one of the most dominant closers in the game. During a 5-year stretch beginning in 1988, Eckersley averaged 44 saves, a 1.88 ERA, more than 1 strikeout per inning, and less than 1 walk per 9 innings. In 1992, Eckersley became only the second relief pitcher to win both the AL MVP and Cy Young Award in the same year. The 6-time All-Star has served as a post-season studio and game analyst for TBS since 2008.
TOM CARON (Twitter: @TomCaron) enters his 19th season as a member of NESN's Red Sox broadcasts, and his 17th season as host of the pre- and post-game shows. The Lewiston, ME native joined NESN in 1995 and has served as a Red Sox field reporter, studio host for Boston Bruins hockey, and play-by-play announcer for the Beanpot and Hockey East. Prior to NESN, Caron was the play-by-play voice of the Portland Pirates of the AHL and was inducted into the team's Hall of Fame in 2014. An eight-time New England Emmy Award winner, Caron has been awarded New England's Favorite Local TV Sports Personality seven times by Channel Media Sports Research's New England Sports Survey. Caron is involved in many local and regional charities, including Mass Mentoring; Good Sports, Inc.; the Run to Home Base Program; and the Red Sox Foundation.
MIKE MONACO (Twitter: @MikeMonaco_) joins NESN for the 2020 season for select play- by-play games. The Cohasset, MA native spent the last three seasons with the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A) and also broadcasts college sports for ESPN and the ACC Network. Before joining ESPN, Monaco broadcast college sports for FOX Sports and the Big Ten Network and has also called college basketball for NBC Sports. Monaco served as a broadcaster in the Cape Cod Baseball League (2013 and 2014 seasons) and for the Chicago Cubs' (2015) and San Diego Padres' (2016) Single-A affiliates in the Midwest League. The University of Notre Dame graduate has also served as a play-by-play broadcaster, reporter, and host for his alma mater, including nationally syndicated Notre Dame football shows.
STEVE LYONS is in his seventh season as a Red Sox analyst on NESN. Selected by the Red Sox in the first round (19th overall) in the 1981 June Draft out of Oregon State University, Lyons played nine seasons in the major leagues (1985-93) with four different teams, including four stints in Boston. Voted the 1995 10th Player Award winner by Red Sox fans, he played at least one game at every position during his career. Lyons began his broadcasting career in 1996 with FOX Sports and has worked for both the FOX national and regional networks as a game analyst, studio analyst, and studio host. During his 11 years on FOX's national broadcast, he worked in the booth or on their pre- and post-game shows for the Divisional Series, Championship Series, and World Series. He also spent 9 years with the Los Angeles Dodgers as a pre- and post-game host and game announcer.
JIM RICE is in his 18th year as a pre- and post-game analyst on NESN. In 2009, he became the 32nd member of the Red Sox to be elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Rice played 16 seasons in the major leagues, all with Boston. The eight-time All-Star finished his career with a .298 batting AVG, 382 home runs, and 1,451 RBI. Rice was voted the AL MVP in 1978 and helped lead the Red Sox to two AL pennants (1975 and 1986). He ranks third behind only Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski on the Red Sox all-time leaders list in hits and total bases, and fourth in home runs and RBI. Since retiring after the 1989 season, Rice has remained active in the Red Sox organization, serving as a minor league hitting in-structor from 1992-1994 before joining the parent club as hitting coach from 1995-2000. He currently serves as a special organizational instructor for the team.
TIM WAKEFIELD (Twitter: @TimWakefield49) joined NESN's pre- and post-game team in 2012. His 19-year MLB career included 17 years as a member of the Red Sox (1995-2011). He ended his career with 200 wins, 186 of them with Boston, which ranks third behind only Cy Young and Roger Clemens on the Red Sox all-time career win list. He was the American League Comeback Player of the Year in 1995, an All-Star in 2009, and a two-time World Series Cham,- pion. He was also honored as a champion off the field as one of the most charitable players in the league, winning the Roberto Clemente Award in 2010 after being nominated eight times during his career. He currently serves as a special assignment instructor as well as honorary chairman of the Red Sox Foundation, and was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2016.
LENNY DINARDO (@DinardoLenny) returns for his fourth season on NESN after joining the network in 2017 as a pre- and post-game analyst. DiNardo was a pitcher for the Red Sox and a member of the 2004 World Series Championship team. He also pitched for Oakland and Kansas City before retiring from baseball in 2013.
MANNY DELCARMEN is in his third season as a pre- and post-game analyst. In 2018 he served as a baseball analyst on NESN's sports news programs NESN Sports Today and NESN Sports Up- date. A Hyde Park native and West Roxbury High School graduate, Delcarmen was picked by the Red Sox in the second round of the 2000 June Draft. He pitched out of the bullpen for Boston for parts of 6 seasons and was a member of the 2007 World Series championship team.
GUERIN AUSTIN (Twitter: @GuerinAustin) enters her sixth season as NESN's Boston Red Sox sideline reporter. Austin joined NESN in September of 2014 and served as the network's Boston Bruins rinkside reporter for the 2014-15 season. During the baseball offseason, she serves as an anchor/reporter on NESN's daily sports news programs. Before NESN, Austin spent five years in Washington, D.C., where she served as host of Caps Red Line, a weekly behind-the-scenes look at the Washington Capitals airing on the NHL Network, and as a morning host/reporter at the FOX affiliate in Richmond, VA. The 2004 Miss Nebraska USA got her start in television as an on-air host and associate producer at the ABC affiliate in Denver, and at the CW station in Omaha, Nebraska.
JAHMAI WEBSTER (Twitter: @WebsterOnTV) returns to the broadcast team for his third sea- son as a Red Sox sideline reporter. He joined NESN in October of 2016 and serves as an anchor/ reporter on NESN's sports news programs. He has also served as host of NESN's award-win- ning and commercial-free Red Sox pre-game show for kids NESN Clubhouse, which airs on Sundays 90 minutes before game time. Before joining NESN, Webster worked at Denver's ABC affiliate KMGH Denver7 and KITV 4 News in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Cal State Northridge graduate got his start in sports broadcasting at two ABC affiliates in central Texas, KRHD-TV 40 in College Station and KXXV-TV 25 in Waco.
ADAM PELLERIN (Twitter: @AdamPellerin) serves as a host for NESN's pre- and post-game shows. He is one of the lead anchors for NESN's sports news programs. The Massachusetts na- tive joined NESN in 2012 after serving as general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor at FOX 25 for 5 years. His television reporting career began in Portland, ME at CBS affiliate WGME.
The Red Sox Radio Network carries every game, with WEEI 93.7 FM as its flagship station in Boston. The Red Sox and Entercom Communications announced a 10-year agreement for 2007-16 in May 2006, and in April 2016 an- nounced a renewal through the 2023 season. A network of over 50 stations broadcasts Boston's games throughout the New England area.
Joe Castiglione will be the WEEI Red Sox Radio Network's primary voice in 2020 and will be joined by Will Flemming, Sean McDonough and Lou Merloni. Flemming returns for his second season with WEEI, having previously served as the play-by-play voice of the Pawtucket Red Sox. Nationally renowned and Emmy Award- winning McDonough is also entering his second season with WEEI. The Hingham, MA native served as the television play-by-play announcer for the Red Sox from 1988-2004. Merloni began calling games for the WEEI Red Sox Radio Network in 2013. The Framingham, MA native played nine seasons in Major League Baseball, including six with the Red Sox. In addition, Jon "Boog" Sciambi and Dave O'Brien will call select games.
JOE CASTIGLIONE is in his 38th season on Red Sox radio, the longest tenure of any Red Sox radio broadcaster and of any Boston broadcaster. Prior to coming to Boston, Castiglione called television games for Cleveland in 1979 and 1982 and for Milwaukee in 1981. The Ham- den, CT native has also announced television games for the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers and did college basketball on NESN for 6 years. During the offseason, Joe taught classes in broadcast journalism at Northeastern University for 29 years (1985-2013), at Franklin Pierce University for 15 years (1996-2010), and at Emerson College in 1996. Since 1990, he has also served as a Jimmy Fund staff member in fundraising. A graduate of both Colgate (undergraduate)
and Syracuse Universities (graduate), Joe is the author of Broadcast Rites and Sites-I Saw It on the Radio with the Boston Red Sox, which was published in 2004, and Can You Believe It, 30 Years Inside Red Sox Baseball, published in 2012. Castiglione was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2014. He and his wife, Jan, have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. They reside in Marshfield, MA.
WILL FLEMMING enters his second season as a member of the Red Sox radio broadcast team.
Prior to joining the Red Sox, Will spent three seasons with the Pawtucket Red Sox (who have now produced eight current MLB broadcasters). For four years, he has worked for ESPN, calling college basketball and baseball.
Flemming has broad experience in a wide range of sports; he called the NCAA Championships for Turner Sports in baseball, hockey, basketball, golf, track and field, soccer and swimming.
Fluent in Spanish, Flemming has interviewed dozens of Spanish-speaking athletes, often translating into English in real-time.
A native of Alexandria, Virginia, Flemming attended Stanford, where he was the play-by-play voice for baseball and basketball.
2020 marks the 30th season of the Red Sox Spanish-language broadcast. Every game of the regular season will be broadcast on WAMG 94.9 FM/890 AM, WCEC 103.7 FM/1490 AM, WORC-AM 106.1 FM/1310 AM, and WLAT 101.7
FM/910 AM. Nilson Pepen will call the action-along with others-for the 2020 season.
NILSON “JUNIOR” PEPEN is a lifelong resident of Boston and a native of the Dominican Republic. He started covering sporting events upon his arrival to the city, being the host of sport segments for local Latino television. In 2000, he became a member of the radio show "Conversando De Deportes," Boston's only Spanish sports talk radio show, which aired on
99.9 FM and 1300 AM. Since then he has been the producer and host of the show for 20 years. Through those years, he has covered Pan American Games, Baseball Caribbean Series, the World Baseball Classic, MLB World Series, and also NBA games. From 2006-10, he was part of the Red Sox Spanish-language broadcast team. Most recently, Nilson became the Sports
Presenter of the Univision Network, where he participates in the news with his segment, "The Baseball Report," and conducts the weekly Unideportes Program.