Pesky dies a jock

Name all the people in baseball who have been associated with (mostly) one team since 1942.

Johnny Pesky may have been the last when he died today and you don’t have to be a son of Red Sox Nation to know what a figure he represented in major league baseball.

There were bigger stars in Boston, but few more beloved. At the start of the season, he and teammate Bobby Doer were wheeled out for opening day (scroll to 2:14)…

He was a player, a manager, a long-time broadcaster, and then a coach.

Pesky Promo from carolyn hall jensen on Vimeo.

Pesky was 92.

He was just a kid when he has alleged to have held the ball on a cutoff relay with the scored tied in the 7th game of the 1946 World Series. That allowed Enos Slaughter to score what would be the winning run and send the BoSox to several generations of self-pity.

For that one bad day, Pesky spent the rest of his life answering questions about it.

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