Don Orsillo has called four no-hitters, three World Series victories, and shared countless laughs with sidekick Jerry Remy, but when the season ends on October 4, the curtain closes on Orsillo's tenure in Boston.
Orsillo has been NESN's play-by-play man since the beginning of the 2001 season (his first game included a no-hitter thrown by then Red Sox pitcher Hideo Nomo against the Baltimore Orioles). He also called Cal Ripken Jr.'s final game, as well as the no-hitters thrown by Derek Lowe in 2002 and young Sox pitchers Clay Buchholz and Jon Lester in 2007 and 2008.
A lifetime New Englander, Orsillo began his career in 1991 as the radio announcer on WBRK for the Pittsfield Mets, where he would summon WBOB Senior Editor, Kevin Aherne daily to procure free hot dogs for the booth. He then went on to become the radio voice for the Pawtucket Red Sox in 1996, a role he held until getting the call-up to NESN in 2001.
Next year will be a different feel at NESN with Orsillo gone and Jerry Remy working a reduced 40-game schedule. So, Who will be the next television voice of the Boston Red Sox?
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