Legendary Red Sox player, manager, and broadcaster Johnny Pesky died Monday at the age of 92. He was greatly loved by Boston fans and past and present players, so much so that in 2006 the right-field pole at Fenway Park was formally designated “Pesky’s Pole” after a widely held belief that Pesky hit shots around it.
Johnny Pesky had lifelong friendships with teammates Ted Williams, Dom DiMaggio, and Bobby Doerr which the late David Halberstam wrote about in his 2003 book “The Teammates: A Portrait of a Friendship.” In 2003, Robin Young had a chance to speak to them about baseball and their longtime relationship. We revisit that conversation.
Jeremy Hobson joins Robin Young as co-host of Here & Now in its new 2-hour format, from WBUR and NPR.
Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland, was a friend of former South African President Nelson Mandela. She joins us and says, “He was the best of us.”Comment | more »
As the world mourns the anti-apartheid leader and former South African president, we touch down in Johannesburg and hear from two people who knew Nelson Mandela.2 Comments | more »