The entire Red Sox team donned Pesky’s number six, which was also cut into the outfield grass behind shortstop, where Pesky played during his 10-year MLB career.
There was a moment of silence for Pesky, and “Taps” was played by a trumpeter before the game. Pesky’s son, David, threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
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“It’s an honor to wear number six,” outfielder Cody Ross told WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Jonny Miller after the game. “Pesky meant, and means, so much to this organization and always will. I kept glancing over at the pole, just kind of having memories of him. We’ll miss him.”
Pesky spent 60 years with the Red Sox organization in numerous different roles. He passed away on Monday at the age of 92.