Welcome! Login | Register
 

Central Italy Earthquake Kills At Least 38 People—Central Italy Earthquake Kills At Least 38 People

Rolling Stone’s Taibbi Dubs Schilling the “Next Donald Trump”—NEW: Rolling Stone’s Taibbi Dubs Schilling the “Next…

MA Ranked 16th Best in the U.S. for Women’s Equality—MA Ranked 16th Best in the U.S. for…

Newport Manners & Etiquette: Good Guests Bad Guests—Newport Manners & Etiquette: Good Guests Bad Guests

Holy Cross Names Metzendorf Director of Men’s Basketball Operations—Holy Cross Names Metzendorf Director of Men's Basketball…

Holy Cross Basketball Asst. Coach Kennedy to be in Tonight’s “House Hunters” Episode—Holy Cross Basketball Asst. Coach Kennedy to be…

Worcester Public Library & Branches to Have New Hours for 2016-17 School Year—Worcester Public Library & Branches to Have New…

Chef Walter’s Flavors + Knowledge: Roasted Squab With Figs and Porcini—Chef Walter's Flavors + Knowledge: Roasted Squab With…

Clinton Emails Show Connection Between Foundation Donors & Clinton Aides—Clinton Emails Show Connection Between Foundation Donors &…

24-Year-Old Man Shot Dead During Dispute on Hamilton Street in Worcester—24-Year-Old Man Shot Dead During Dispute on Hamilton…

 
 

NEW: Red Sox Legend Johnny Pesky Passes Away

Monday, August 13, 2012

 

Johnny Pesky

The Red Sox franchise has lost one of its most beloved figures today, as Johnny Pesky passed away at the age of 92.

The former Red Sox infielder hit .313 in eight seasons with Boston, playing alongside fellow legends Ted Williams and Bobby Doerr. Pesky later went on to manage the club from 1963-1964, and also in 1980. All in all, Pesky spent 61 years with the franchise in some capacity, and the foul pole in right field of Fenway Park is even named "Pesky's Pole" in his honor.

Most recently, Pesky took part in the 100th Anniversary of Fenway Park Celebration, where he was wheeled out to 2nd base in a wheelchair. Known as a huge fan of the franchise, Pesky was often on hand for big moments in Red Sox history, including the the celebration Trot Nixon's career. 

 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.