Johnny Pesky, the Boston Red Sox icon who passed away this month, will be honored by the Red Sox prior to Tuesday night's series opener against the Los Angeles Angels, according to a team press release. The grounds crew at Fenway Park cut Pesky's retired No. 6 into left field, and all Sox players will wear No. 6 in his honor Tuesday as well.
Tuesday's game at Fenway Park is the first home game since Pesky passed away last Monday at age 93. Don Orsillo, Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione will hold a tribute for Pesky before the game and a moment of silence will be observed in his honor. Pesky's son, David Pesky, will then be escorted to the mound by Jerry Remy and will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Pesky spent 61 years total with the Red Sox and has been with the 44 with the team and his No. 6 is one of eight numbers retired at Fenway Park. The Red Sox will continue to honor Pesky by wearing a black patch with a white No. 6 on their left sleeve on home white and alternate jerseys while wearing black armbands on the right sleeve of their gray road uniforms for the rest of the season, according to a press release.