BOSTON (CBS) – Boston fans will have a chance to buy their own piece of Red Sox history from the personal collection of none other than Mr. Red Sox, Johnny Pesky.
The auction will include more than 200 items from Pesky’s career with the Red Sox as well as from his time serving in the Navy during World War II.
Among the items up for bid are a pair of World Series rings Pesky received from the 2004 and 2007 championship teams along with his American League championship rings from 1946, 1975 and 1986.
Pesky’s son, David, told WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens that his father kept many of the items stored in boxes in his basement.
Pesky was with the Red Sox in various roles from his days as a player in the 1940s until the 2000s when he was a coach, mentor and living legend.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens Reports
“That’s why this collection is really sort of unique. You have things that date to the earliest parts of his career in the forties all the way to the 2000s,” said David Hunt, president of Hunt Auctions. “There are game-used gloves and jackets and things of that sort.
The auction takes place Saturday starting at noon in the State Street Pavilion at Fenway Park.
A free auction preview is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.
A portion of the proceeds from the Pesky collection will be donated to the Jimmy Fund.
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