Johnny Pesky, who spent most of his baseball career with the Boston Red Sox, has died at the age of 92. He passed away Monday at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, Massachusetts.
According to a report from Sports Illustrated, Pesky was known for suiting up in a full baseball uniform until about two years ago. He was a staple at Red Sox Spring Training in Fort Myers, Florida--signing autographs and often chatted at great length with Red Sox fans.
A friend of the late Ted Williams, who died in 2002, Pesky's legacy will forever remain at Boston's Fenway Park. The Pesky Pole sits in right field and designates foul balls.
Pesky is survived by a son, David. His wife, Ruth Pesky, died in 2005.
"I've had a good life with the ballclub," Pesky told The Associated Press in 2004. "I just try to help out. I understand the game, I've been around the ballpark my whole life."
His last formal appearance was with the Boston Red Sox at the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park.
A real baseball legend is gone. There will likely be a statement issued on behalf of the Boston Red Sox shortly, regarding Johnny Pesky's death.
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