BOSTON - APRIL 04: Boston Red Sox legend Johnny Pesky salutes the fans before the game against the New York Yankees on April 4, 2010 during Opening Night at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Boston Red Sox legend Johnny Pesky has passed away at the age of 92 on Monday. Pesky wore many hats in the Red Sox organization -- player, manager and coach -- and spent 61 years (including the last 44) with the team.
On Monday afternoon, it came to light that Boston Red Sox legend Johnny Pesky passed away at the age of 92. Pesky was a baseball lifer, spending 73 years in the game as a player, coach and manager. He spent the majority of that time as a member of the Red Sox organization, being employed by the club for over 60 years.
The news originally came to light via a tweet by Steve Buckley of the Boston Herald.
So sad to report that Johnny Pesky died about one hour ago. I loved that man.— Steve Buckley (@BuckinBoston) August 13, 2012
Pesky is probably best known by the masses as being the inspiration for the naming of the right field foul pole in Fenway Park, which goes by the nickname of Pesky's Pole.
His No. 6 uniform was retired by the Red Sox in 2008.