Longtime Boston Globe baseball writer and reporter Nick Cafardo passed away suddenly today at the age of 62. A veteran sportswriter of more than three decades, Cafardo was among the most recognizable and respected voices in the industry. The Red Sox organization issued a statement on the unexpected, tragic loss:
We are saddened by the sudden loss of long-time baseball reporter, Nick Cafardo. For over three decades, Nick was a fixture at Fenway Park and throughout ballparks across the country. His coverage was as consistent as the game itself. His opinions on the Red Sox and the most pressing issues facing Major League Baseball were a constant, particularly through the prominent Sunday baseball notes column in the Boston Globe. The Cafardo family will always be a part of the Boston baseball family, and the Red Sox will honor Nick’s legacy at the appropriate time.
John Tomase of WEEI, longtime Globe colleague Dan Shaughnessy and the MLB Network are among the many who’ve put together touching tributes honoring the memory of one of the industry’s most recognizable authors. We at MLBTR offer our deepest condolences to the family and close friends of Cafardo, and also to the countless readers for whom his excellent coverage had become essential reading over the years.