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They are all veteran voices now, long established as the four primary and familiar Red Sox broadcasters. They provide the lyrics for the soundtrack of the New England summer and, in the most memorable seasons, the exclamation points in autumn.
Joe Castiglione and Dave O’Brien, the radio tandem on flagship station WEEI, and NESN broadcasters Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy, have called 98 seasons’ worth of baseball games among them entering the 2014 season.
Castiglione is the senior of the foursome, breaking into the big leagues with the 1979 Cleveland Indians of Bobby Bonds and Andre Thornton, having given up a full-time job as a sportscaster to make $12,000 as a television play-by-play voice — $300 per game for 40 games.