Jerome Michael "Jerry" Trupiano (born 13 October 1947 in St. Louis, Missouri) is best known for his former role as a play-by-play announcer for the Boston Red Sox. Trupiano is a graduate of Saint Louis University where he began his broadcasting career as a disc jockey on the college radio station.  Trupiano hosted a talk show for fourteen years in Houston and called games for MLB's Houston Astros (1985-86), the Montreal Expos (1989-90), the World Hockey Association's Houston Aeros (1974-78), the National Basketball Association's Houston Rockets (1978-80), the National Football League's Houston Oilers (1980-89), Southwest Conference Football (1978-88), World League of American Football games for TSN (1992) and called three games on the CBS Radio Game of the Week in 1991 before joining Joe Castiglione in the Red Sox' radio booth in 1993.

Trupiano's gravitas was on display every night as he informed us that Tim Wakefield, Mike Lowell, Fred Lynn and Daryl Boston were members of the All-Massachusetts Town Team, or that Jim Rice and Bob Lemon headed the All-Food team. A temporary shelter from the game at hand, if not from life's storms.

In 2006, Trupiano's contract was not renewed. He later expressed bitterness over his termination because he believed that the manner in which it was first leaked to the press, stating he might be going to Saint Louis, and the organization's delaying the official termination until mid-December, hurt his chances to get another job.  In December, 2006, the Red Sox announced that Dave O'Brien and Red Sox VP of communications Glenn Geffner would join Joe Castiglione in the Red Sox broadcast booth for the 2007 season.

His signature call for home runs will live with us all ... "Way Back! Waaaaay Back!"