Monday, August 13, 2012

RIP Johnny

L-R Dom DiMaggio, Williams, Doerr, Pesky (those 4 were the best of friends) and Joe Dobson.
Today we lost a gentleman of the game.  Johnny Pesky died today at the age of 92. I dare say no one has spent longer actively in professional baseball -- 73, to be exact, 61 of them with the Red Sox. His #6 is retired by the Red Sox (the only player they made a few exceptions for to do that) and the famous Pesky pole in right field at Fenway is named for him (even though he only hit 6 career homeruns at Fenway.) The link below is a pictoral through the years of his career.
Johnny Pesky through the years - Sports - Baseball - Red Sox -

Nobody, and I mean nobody, loved baseball more than Johnny; and you'd be hard pressed to find anyone in the game, ever, who was loved more by the fans and the players.

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