Veteran Boston sportscaster and former WEEI host Bob Neumeier has passed away

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Veteran Boston sportscaster Bob Neumeier passed away Saturday, his family confirmed. He was 70 years old.

Known affectionally an “Neumy,” he started his career in TV with WBZ, originally working as a weekend sports reporter. Later, Neumeier served as the radio play-by-play analyst for the Bruins. He worked at WBZ for 20 years.

Following his first run in local TV, Neumeier spent three years at WEEI, where he was paired with Dale Arnold. “Dale & Neumy” aired from 2002-05. “It saddens me to report that my friend and former partner, Bob Neumeier, passed away yesterday,” Arnold tweeted. “Neumy was one of a kind, and all who knew him were better for it.”

A horse racing aficionado, Neumeier was part of NBC Sports’ coverage of the Kentucky Derby and other signature events. He also worked as an NFL reporter for the network.

Neumeier suffered a stroke in 2014 and had battled health issues in recent years. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Boston and New England Chapter recognized Neumeier with its Silver Circle Award in 2017.