Johnny Pesky: ‘Mr. Red Sox’

Dom DiMaggio and Johnny Pesky attend a tribute to Ted Williams on July 22, 2002 at Fenway Park. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
July 2002 Dom DiMaggio and Johnny Pesky attend a tribute to Ted Williams on July 22, 2002 at Fenway Park. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst shares a laugh with Johnny Pesky prior to the start of Game 1 of the 2004 World Series. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
October 2004 Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst shares a laugh with Johnny Pesky prior to the start of Game 1 of the 2004 World Series. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Boston Red Sox Hall of Famers Dom DiMaggio, Bobby Doerr and Johnny Pesky walk out onto the field to throw the first pitch of Game 2 of the World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox on October 24, 2004 at Fenway Park. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
October 2004 Boston Red Sox Hall of Famers Dom DiMaggio, Bobby Doerr and Johnny Pesky walk out onto the field to throw the first pitch of Game 2 of the World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox on October 24, 2004 at Fenway Park. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Johnny Pesky talks with Red Sox ownership at the 2005 celebration of the 2004 World Series-winning team. (Photo by Ezra Shaw /Getty Images)
April 2005 Johnny Pesky talks with Red Sox ownership at the 2005 celebration of the 2004 World Series-winning team. (Photo by Ezra Shaw /Getty Images)
Boston Red Sox legend Johnny Pesky #6 waves to the fans during a pre-game ceremony celebrating the Red Sox win in the 2004 World Series. (Photo by Ezra Shaw /Getty Images)
April 2005 Boston Red Sox legend Johnny Pesky #6 waves to the fans during a pre-game ceremony celebrating the Red Sox win in the 2004 World Series. (Photo by Ezra Shaw /Getty Images)
Johnny Pesky sits in the dugout at Fenway Park prior to a game against the Mets in 2006. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
June 2006 Johnny Pesky sits in the dugout at Fenway Park prior to a game against the Mets in 2006. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Johnny Pesky talks with Red Sox manager Terry Francona in the Fenway Park dugout. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
September 2007 Johnny Pesky talks with Red Sox manager Terry Francona in the Fenway Park dugout. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Johnny Pesky blows out his birthday candles at Fenway Park in 2007, when he turned 88 years old. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
September 2007 Johnny Pesky blows out his birthday candles at Fenway Park in 2007, when he turned 88 years old. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Johnny Pesky salutes the crowd prior to Game 1 of the ALDS against the Angels in 2007. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
October 2007 Johnny Pesky salutes the crowd prior to Game 1 of the ALDS against the Angels in 2007. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Johnny Pesky jokes with Dustin Pedroia at spring training in 2008. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
March 2008 Johnny Pesky jokes with Dustin Pedroia at spring training in 2008. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
Johnny Pesky is escorted to center field to raise the Red Sox' 2007 World Series championship flag at Fenway park. (Photo by Brian Snyder-Pool/Getty Images)
April 2008 Johnny Pesky is escorted to center field to raise the Red Sox' 2007 World Series championship flag at Fenway park. (Photo by Brian Snyder-Pool/Getty Images)
Johnny Pesky's No. 6 is revealed among Fenway Park's retired number.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
September 2008 Johnny Pesky's No. 6 is revealed among Fenway Park's retired number. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Johnny Pesky stands on home plate prior to his jersey being retired at Fenway Park. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
September 2008 Johnny Pesky stands on home plate prior to his jersey being retired at Fenway Park. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Johnny Pesky celebrates with the crowd during his jersey retirement ceremony in 2008. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
September 2008 Johnny Pesky celebrates with the crowd during his jersey retirement ceremony in 2008. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Johnny Pesky stands on the field on Opening Night of the 2010 season. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
April 2010 Johnny Pesky stands on the field on Opening Night of the 2010 season. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Johnny Pesky greets the fans at Opening Day of the 2012 season. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
April 2012 Johnny Pesky greets the fans at Opening Day of the 2012 season. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Johnny Pesky is escorted off the field alongside Bobby Doerr at Fenway Park's 100th birthday celebration. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
April 2012 Johnny Pesky is escorted off the field alongside Bobby Doerr at Fenway Park's 100th birthday celebration. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
The right field foul pole will forever be named after the Red Sox legend. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Pesky's Pole The right field foul pole will forever be named after the Red Sox legend. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Johnny Pesky enjoys a seat at Red Sox Spring Training down in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by WBZ-TV's Joe Giza)
Spring Training Johnny Pesky enjoys a seat at Red Sox Spring Training down in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by WBZ-TV's Joe Giza)
Pesky gets ready for another day of work down in Fort Myers, Florida at Red Sox Spring Training. (Photo by WBZ-TV's Joe Giza)
Spring Training Pesky gets ready for another day of work down in Fort Myers, Florida at Red Sox Spring Training. (Photo by WBZ-TV's Joe Giza)
Pesky enjoys some time with Red Sox fans at the team's Spring Training complex in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by WBZ-TV's Joe Giza)
Spring Training Pesky enjoys some time with Red Sox fans at the team's Spring Training complex in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by WBZ-TV's Joe Giza)
Pesky talks with David Ortiz during Spring Training. (Photo by WBZ-TV's Joe Giza)
Spring Training Pesky talks with David Ortiz during Spring Training. (Photo by WBZ-TV's Joe Giza)
Pesky talks with WBZ-TV's Dan Roche at the Red Sox' Spring Training complex in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by WBZ-TV's Joe Giza)
Spring Training Pesky talks with WBZ-TV's Dan Roche at the Red Sox' Spring Training complex in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by WBZ-TV's Joe Giza)
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