Several Red Sox greats reacted to losing Pesky, who died at the age of 92 Monday afternoon.
“From the bottom of my heart I am extremely sad. I feel like part of the Red Sox tradition just died because when I think of Johnny I think of him hitting fungos at Spring Training. We will all miss him so much. I was embraced by Johnny and he was always there at every event. He was such a representative of everything that happened in Boston. It’s hard to think of the success, defeat, and all we went through without Johnny. You couldn’t do anything without Johnny Pesky.”
“Johnny is the greatest man I have ever met in this wonderful game we are so blessed to play. He will truly be missed in the Red Sox family.”
Keller Large: Johnny Pesky: A Great New Englander
“I’m almost speechless. This is a very sad day for me and for anyone who has ever spent any time with Mr. Pesky "
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JIM RICE: It's a great loss, not only for the Sox but all of New England. Johnny's been around for so long, you think about all the greats that have played with the Red Sox over the years, and he was still there. He was a legend with Ted Williams and ...Read more
Jim Rice: "It's a great loss, not only for the Sox but all of New England. Johnny's been around for so long, you think about all the greats that have played with the Red Sox over the years, and he was still there. He was a legend with Ted Williams and ...Read more
Such Red Sox greats as Williams, Doerr, Cronin, and Carl Yastrzemski have plaques in Cooperstown. But only Mr. Pesky could claim that part of the park bears his name. The right-field foul pole became known as Pesky's Pole, a term popularized by Mr.Read more
When all was said and done, Pesky had put in over 60 years of sweat into the Red Sox organization. He had his number retired in 2008 along with other Red Sox greats, solidifying his status as a Boston legend. This past April, Pesky was welcomed back to ...Read more