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08-13-2012, 03:22 PM
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Johnny Pesky passes away at the age of 92.

http://bostonherald.com/sports/baseb...910&position=0

Very sad day for Red Sox fans, actually teared up at the news. RIP Pesky.



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That is very sad. RIP.

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Sad day. Johnny was a great ambassador for the Red Sox. RIP.

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Sad, sad, sad.

He was Mr. Red Sox for me my whole life. May he rest in peace.

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Just heard the news RIP Johnny, you were one of the Sox greats!!


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RIP Johnny =[

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RIP mr. Pesky, this BoSox fan will miss you.

Taken from SI:
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BOSTON (AP) -- Johnny Pesky, who spent most of his 60-plus years in pro baseball with the Boston Red Sox and was beloved by the team's fans, has died. He was 92.

Pesky died Monday at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, according to Solimine, Landergan and Richardson funeral home in Lynn. The funeral home did not have a cause of death.

Pesky appeared at Fenway Park on April 20 when the Red Sox celebrated the 100th anniversary of the ballpark. The team invited all its former players back, and Pesky was moved to tears at the pregame ceremony.
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Born John Michael Paveskovich in Portland, Ore., Pesky first signed with the Red Sox organization in 1939 at the urging of his mother. A Red Sox scout had wooed her with flowers and his father with fine bourbon. His parents, immigrants from what is now Croatia, didn't understand baseball, but they did understand that the Red Sox were the best fit for their son even though other teams offered more money.

He played two years in the Red Sox minor league system before making his major league debut in 1942.
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...?sct=mlb_t2_a3


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A Red Sox legend and a Boston hero... You'll be missed, but never forgotten.

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Heard this coming home from work,Very Sad day for Sox fans and Baseball.RIP Johnny.

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So, this Red Sox season can get worse.

RIP Johnny

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^ You hit the nail right on the head Bru.

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RIP, Johnny!


Too bad your last memory of the Sox is this crappy team.

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If only the the players on this team have 10% of Pesky's love of the game and team. God bless you and now you can be a HOF.

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Hard to be too sad though. Talk about a life lived doing what you love. He lived well, was loved, and made it to a good old age. We all should be so lucky.

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This sucks. I'm way too young to have seen him as a player or manager, but he's always been around the team through my entire Sox fandom. He seemed like a piece of living history, and it's truly sad to know he's not around anymore.

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heard many many years ago that Pesky was an amazing hockey player- the Red Sox did not know about this but when they found out he was playing in leagues in Oregon under an assumed name they put a hault to it.

I love this part

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Pesky was born in Portland, Oregon, the son of Croat immigrants.[1] He changed his name to Pesky, which fit better in a box score. Pesky played for Lincoln High School, and later for the Portland Babes, Bend Elks and Silverton Red Sox. A skilled ice hockey player, he once worked out with the Boston Bruins.
the greatest part of Pesky though was his kindness

imagine though- led the league as a rookie in hits LEFT for the war and came back three years later and once again had over 200 hits

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Hard to be too sad though. Talk about a life lived doing what you love. He lived well, was loved, and made it to a good old age. We all should be so lucky.
92 years old isn't too bad, huh? He did have a fantastic life. I'm sure he had no regrets.

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good article here about Milt Schmidt and his relationship with Pesky

http://bruins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=639762

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As much as it pains me to say CHB (Shaughenessy) had a great piece about Johnny Pesky in today's Globe.

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good article here about Milt Schmidt and his relationship with Pesky

http://bruins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=639762
great article and great job by Bish getting that- I had heard Pesky was a stud on the ice and Milt confirmed it.

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