R.I.P Johnny Pesky
Regardless of the year the Red Sox are having we can all come together to remember a Fenway legend. Johnny Pesky has embrace Red Sox nation for over 8 seasons. I never had the chance to meet Mr Pesky, but the love he had for Boston was returned to him anytime he was shown on the big screen, or met outside Fenway park. One thing you could say about Mr Pesky is that he was dedicated to his country by leaving the Red Sox in 1943 to serve 3 years in World War two.
One of the fondest memories I have of Johnny Pesky is him raising the 2004 world series banner, if that didn;t bring a tear to your eye then you don’t know what being a fan is all about. One thing that makes Johnny Pesky different from the rest is the fact that he has a foul pole named after him, the story is Johnny Pesky, former teammate Mel Parnell named the pole after Pesky won a game for Parnell in 1948 with a home run down the short right field line, just around the pole.
Johnny Pesky’s Lifetime Statistics are a Batting average .307, Hits 1,455, Runs batted in 404. Johnny Pesky wasn’t really known for his power but he does have 17 career home runs.
Johnny Pesky will be missed by the fans, and all of the Red Sox organization, I tilt my Boston Red Sox hat to you Mr. Pesky, you were loved, so may you rest in peace.
Johnny Pesky 9/27/1919-8/13/2012