Orsillo NESN promo photoAccording to Broadcast Industry sources, NESN and Don Orsillo have agreed to a four-year contract to remain as the Boston Red Sox play-by-play man on the regional cable network.

The new contract, which runs through 2012, also allows Orsillo to call post season games for TBS.  He is not the only current Sox broadcaster with national ties as Orsillo’s boothmate Jerry Remy does some occasional work for FOX Sports on the Saturday afternoon games and Red Sox radio announcer Dave O’Brien does television play-by-play for ESPN and MLB international.

Orsillo, who just recently called his 1,000th major league game, called his first Red Sox game in April of 2001 and it was Hideo Nomo’s no-hitter in Baltimore.  In addition to Red Sox broadcast duties Orsillo has also called basball games for the Pawtucket Red Sox, Pittsfield Mets and Binghamton Mets.  He has also called hockey games for the Springfield Falcons and does NESN’s Boston College basketball games and Providence College basketball games for ESPN Plus.

Orsillo grew up in Madison, N.H., and is a 1991 graduate of Northeastern University in Boston with a B.S. in communications.  He has won two New England Emmy’s for his play-by-play work and was named the 2005 Massachusetts Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.  He has also appeared in the red Sox themed movie “Fever Pitch”.