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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Remembering Red Sox Great Johnny Pesky

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.


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