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Frank_B Legend 1,324 posts since
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Aug 14, 2012 6:58 AM

Johnny Pesky

Will always remember my, and some of my friends, first time at Fenway 1946---Yankees, with Joe DiMaggio and other Yankee greats; and Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, and other Red Sox greats.

 

Got Pesky's autograph-----no problem----he was more than "nice" about taking time to give kids his time and autograph. Always a gentleman!

 

But when I asked him to get me William's autograph--he replied:...."No way kid, he dictates when, time and place, he gives autographs, not today."

 

BTW---Wiliams was watching the starting Yankee pitcher warm-up!

 

Rest In Peace, Johnny!

 

Frank!

  • Lou_B Community Moderator 1,319 posts since
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    1. Aug 14, 2012 7:43 AM (in response to Frank_B)
    Johnny Pesky

    I met Johnny on several occasions after his playing days, he was always friendly and cordial.

    My prayers go out to his family and friends.

     

    Of course, we always have Pesky's Pole !!!

    Amazing how a Foul Pole get's named after a player who only hit 6 home runs in Fenway ( I wonder how many actually hit the pole???).

  • Lou_B Community Moderator 1,319 posts since
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    3. Aug 16, 2012 5:05 AM (in response to Frank_B)
    Johnny Pesky

    I did know that Yawkey moved the bullpens into right field to help Ted hit more homers.

    As you said, it not only helped Ted but it has helped a lot of other batters too (Yaz being one of them)!

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