Boston Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo passes away

Rob Bradford
February 21, 2019 - 4:23 pm

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Longtime Boston Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo has passed away at the age of 62.

Cafardo collapsed at JetBlue Park early Thursday afternoon. After being attended to by Red Sox medical personnel, he regained consciousness before being taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital. It was later revealed he had been stricken by an embolism.

Cafardo had worked at the Boston Globe since 1989, having come from the Patriot-Ledger. After initially covering the Red Sox for the Globe he moved to the Patriots beat, during which time he wrote the book "The Impossible Team: The Worst to First Patriots’ Super Bowl Season," chronicling the first Patriots championship. Cafardo spent the last 15 years back reporting on baseball, most recently serving as the Globe's national baseball columnist.

The well-respected reporter authored two more books -- "If These Walls Could Talk" with Jerry Remy, and "Inside Pitch: Playing and Broadcasting the Game I Love" with Hall of Famer pitcher Tom Glavine. Cafardo also served as an analyst for the New England Sports Network.

Cafardo is survived by his wife and two children.