// Johnny Pesky

Red Sox Legend Bobby Doerr Becomes Oldest Living Member of the Hall of Fame

Former Boston Red Sox second baseman Bobby Doerr is still breaking baseball records 64 years after he retired from the game. Thursday, Doerr, at 97 years and 72 days old became the oldest member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. The last man to achieve this distinction was former catcher, Al Lopez, who died in […]

Book Review: How the Red Sox Explain New England

“How the Red Sox Explain New England” is a very interesting account of the history of the Boston Red Sox. Rather than reading like a droll history novel, it is more of a collection of 13 different topics relating to the Red Sox, their players, their history and whatever other fun tidbits fans, athletes and […]

Sox Players Skip Pesky’s Funeral, Sink Lower in Fans’ Esteem

If you asked me if this team could sink any lower a week ago, I would have responded with “how could that happen?” It’s no secret the 2012 campaign has been a dark cloud on the franchise’s history. There have been plenty of reasons to dislike this team ever since September of last season. Yet […]

Rest In Peace Johnny Pesky, A Legend in Every Sense of the Word

On August 13th 2012 Red Sox Nation lost one of its most beloved members. Johnny Pesky passed away at the age of 92. Pesky played ten seasons in the major’s, and missed three more from 1943-1945 due to military service. He spent a little more than seven seasons with the Red Sox before he was […]

Blue Jays Blast Bowden, Red Sox

The Red Sox will need to wait at least one more night to clinch a playoff berth. Entering the night needing a win and Rangers loss to clinch, the Red Sox lost to the Blue Jays 11-5 after Josh Beckett was scratched from his start for back spasms. Meanwhile, the Rangers lost to the Angels, who clinched the AL West, and […]

Rain Delays Johnny Pesky Ceremony

The Red Sox have announced that the threat of rain Friday and Saturday has delayed the plan to retire Johnny Pesky’s #6 until Sunday. The Sox initially planned to hold the ceremony an hour before gametime on Saturday at around 3 p.m., which also happens to be Pesky’s 89th birthday. But, because of a coastal […]

Red Sox to Retire Johnny Pesky’s Number

The Red Sox are reportedly planning to retire Johnny Pesky’s No. 6 before the end of the regular season. The team plans on relaxing its long-standing requirements to have a player’s number retired (in the MLB hall of fame, at least 10 years with the team, retire with the team). According to the Boston Herald’s […]