Nick Cafardo, a longtime journalist and journalist at the Boston Globe, died suddenly today at the age of 62. A veteran sports writer for more than three decades, Cafardo was one of the most recognizable and respected voices in the industry. The Red Sox organization issued a statement on the unexpected and tragic loss:
We are saddened by the sudden loss of longtime baseball reporter Nick Cafardo. For more than three decades, Nick has played at Fenway Park and all the ball parks in the country. His cover was as consistent as the game itself. His views on the Red Sox and the most pressing issues facing the Major League Baseball were a constant, particularly through the dominant column of Sunday baseball in the Boston Globe. The Cafardo family will always be part of the Boston baseball family and the Red Sox will honor Nick's legacy at the right time.
John Tomase of WEEI, Dan Shaughnessy, long-time colleague of the Globe, and the MLB Network are among the many touching tributes to the memory of one of the best-known authors in the industry. At MLBTR, we offer our most sincere condolences to Cafardo's family and close friends, as well as to countless readers whose excellent coverage has become an essential reading over the years.