Celebrate 25 Years of Coverage With NESN


Jun 30, 2009

On March 21, 1984, with only a handful of paid subscribers tuning
in, NESN came to life with a spring training game against the Detroit
Tigers from Florida. The company has experienced incredible growth
since its humble beginnings to become the most-watched sports network
in New England and the highest-rated regional sports network in the
country, available in over four million homes throughout the six-state
region. The network’s award-winning production team was the first
regional to deliver every MLB and NHL game and every studio program in
high definition.

Beginning in March 2008, NESN celebrates its 25th year with special programming throughout the year.

  • NESN 25 Moments
    series of vignettes highlight the most memorable events and people that
    have made up the rich history of the network. Look for new NESN 25
    Moments twice per month on NESN.
  • “Red Sox Memories”
    five-part Original NESN Entertainment presentation chronicles the Red
    Sox ‘October Heroes’, ‘Characters and Rookies’ and unveils the Red Sox
    all-time greatest teams by position. "Red Sox Memories" airs every
    Tuesday night after "SportsDesk" through May 20.
  • NESN’s 2500th Red Sox game
    the Red Sox play at Seattle on May 27 at 10 p.m., it will mark the
    2500th Red Sox telecast in NESN’s history. Watch for special guests and
    features throughout the night.
  • “NESN 25: 25 Years of New England Sports through the Eyes of NESN”
    A special one-hour documentary will air during the Major League Baseball All-Star break.

NESN 25 Vignettes

  1. March 25, 2008: Red Sox appear on NESN for first time in 1984.
  2. April 8, 2008: Bruins legends have their numbers retired.
  3. April 22, 2008: Don Orsillo makes Sox broadcasting debut on April 2, 2001.
  4. May 6, 2008: Manny has a Manny moment with Eric Frede.
  5. May 20, 2008: Red Sox honor heroes by retiring their numbers.
  6. June 3, 2008: Lights go out at Boston Garden during '88 Stanley Cup finals.
  7. June 17, 2008: Jerry Remy makes his NESN debut.
  8. July 1, 2008: Charlie Moore's hilarious bloopers.
  9. July 15, 2008: The original "SportsDesk" anchors report.
  10. July 29, 2008: Nomar Garciaparra is traded to the Chicago Cubs.
  11. Aug. 12, 2008: The Jimmy Fund Marathon raises money for cancer research.
  12. Aug. 26, 2008: NESN honors the eight men who've called Sox games.
  13. Sept. 9, 2008: Clay Buchholz no hits the Orioles.
  14. Sept. 23, 2008: Jerry Remy plays some air guitar in the booth.
  15. Oct. 7, 2008: NESN broadcasts its first Bruins game.
  16. Oct. 21, 2008: Tim Wakefield and Mike Timlin tear up after 2007 World Series.
  17. Nov. 4, 2008: Williams defeats Amherst in the "Game of the Century" in 1997.
  18. Nov. 18, 2008: Hazel Mae makes her SportsDesk debut back in 2004.
  19. Dec. 2, 2008: Roger Clemens strikes out 20 in a game in 1986 and 1996.
  20. Dec. 16, 2008: Bruins announcers add flair to games.
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