Red Sox Greats React To Passing Of Johnny Pesky

August 14, 2012 12:00 AM
Red Sox Greats React To Passing Of Johnny Pesky
" BOSTON (CBS) – With the passing of Red Sox legend Johnny Pesky on Monday, there has been an outpouring of reaction from the Red Sox community.

Several Red Sox greats reacted to losing Pesky, who died at the age of 92 Monday afternoon.

Pedro Martinez:

“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.”

Kevin Millar:

“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.”

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Jason Varitek:

“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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