Dennis Eckersley is retiring from the NESN sales space on the finish of this Red Sox season, the Hall of Famer and the community introduced on Monday.
Eckersley, who pitched eight seasons with the Red Sox, joined NESN in 2003 as a studio analyst earlier than being a part of broadcast sales space in 2009 and changing into a well-liked and endeared colour commentator identified for his fast wit, distinctive model and good evaluation throughout Red Sox video games.
“After 50 years in Major League Baseball, I am excited about this next chapter of my life,” the 67-year-old Eckersley mentioned in a press release. “I will continue to be an ambassador for the club and a proud member of Red Sox Nation, while transitioning to life after baseball alongside my wife Jennifer, my children and my grandchildren. I’m forever grateful to NESN, the Red Sox, my family and the fans for supporting me throughout my career and through this decision and I look forward to remaining engaged with the team in a variety of capacities for years to come.”
“We are fortunate that Dennis has been a part of our Red Sox coverage on NESN for 20 years. His unbridled passion, nuanced insights and Eck humor will be dearly missed and we are thankful for his many contributions to NESN,” mentioned Sean McGrail, NESN President & CEO. “We wish him the best as he embarks on this next chapter of his life as a grandfather, father, husband and member of Red Sox Nation.”
Eckersley is asking round 75 video games for NESN this season. His closing sport with the community will come on Oct. 5, the regular-season finale towards the Rays at Fenway Park.