Remembering Johnny Pesky
The Boston Red Sox family mourns the loss of Red Sox Hall of Famer Johnny Pesky, the beloved fixture at Fenway Park who spent 61 years (including the last 44) with the club and passed away Monday at the age of 92. We invite our fans to share your condolences and special memories here in the comments below.
Johnny was signed by the Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1940 and spent 73 years in professional baseball. With the Red Sox, he served as a player, coach, manager, broadcaster, instructor and ambassador.
“We have lost a dear and beloved friend,” said Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry. “Johnny was happiest when wearing the Red Sox uniform. He was able to do that for 61 wonderful years. He carried his passion for the Sox, for Fenway Park, and for baseball everywhere he went, and he was beloved in return. We will miss him. We share the sadness that his family and legions of friends are all feeling.”
The Red Sox will host a public tribute at Fenway Park at a later date. Please feel free to leave your comments below.