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Encyclopedia > Johnny Pesky
Johnny Pesky
Shortstop/Third Baseman
Born: September 27, 1919 (1919-09-27) (age 87)
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 14, 1942
for the Boston Red Sox
Final game
September 24, 1954
for the Washington Senators
Career statistics
AVG     .307
Hits     1455
Runs     867
Teams
Career highlights and awards

John Michael Pesky (born John Michael Paveskovich, September 27, 1919 in Portland, Oregon), nicknamed "The Needle," is a former Major League Baseball shortstop/third baseman who played in the American League from 1942 to 1954. He missed all of the 1943, 1944, and 1945 seasons while serving in World War II. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (521x678, 46 KB) Cropped by User:Quadzilla99 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Johnny Pesky ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The position of the third baseman “Third base” redirects here. ... is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... April 14 is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 261 days remaining. ... 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Johnny Pesky's biography is Mr. Red Sox by Bill Nowlin, published by Rounder Books. Pesky has been associated with the Boston Red Sox for 56 of his 68 years in baseball – from 1940 through June 3, 1952; 1961 through 1964; and continuously since 1969. He was their manager in 1963-1964, and in September 1980. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... The following are the events of the year 1963 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1964 throughout the world. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 9 - Al Kaline and Duke Snider are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ...

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Playing career

Pesky played seven and a half seasons for the Red Sox before being traded to the Detroit Tigers in the middle of the 1952 season. He finished his career with the Washington Senators in 1954. He was selected to the All-Star game in 1946. An unselfish player, he moved to third base in 1948 to make room for slugging shortstop Vern Stephens, acquired from the St. Louis Browns. He was Boston's regular at the hot corner until 1952. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42 Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bless You Boys Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin Field (1912-1938) Bennett... The following are the events of the year 1952 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1903-1960... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World... The following are the baseball events of the year 1948 throughout the world. ... Vernon Decatur Stephens (October 23, 1920 - November 3, 1968) was an American shortstop in Major League Baseball who played 15 seasons in the American League for four different teams. ... (For the 1901-02 American League team known as the Baltimore Orioles, see New York Yankees. ...


A lefthanded hitter who threw righthanded, Pesky was a tough man for pitchers to strike out. As a hitter he specialized in getting on base, leading the American League in base hits three times - his first three seasons in the majors, in which he collected over 200 hits each year - and was among the top ten in on base percentage six times. He was an excellent bunter who led the league in sacrifice hits in 1942. He batted .307 in 1,270 games over ten seasons (1942; 1946-54). In baseball statistics, on base percentage (OBP) (sometimes referred to as on base average (OBA)) is a measure of how often a batter gets to first base for any reason other than a fielding error or a fielders choice. ... In baseball, a sacrifice hit (also called a sacrifice bunt) is the act of deliberately bunting the ball in a manner that allows a runner on base to advance to another base, while the batter is himself put out. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1942 throughout the world. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ...


Pesky was a teammate and close friend of Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr and Dom DiMaggio. Their friendship was chronicled in David Halberstam's book The Teammates. Theodore Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002), best known as Ted Williams, nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame and The Thumper, was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball. ... Robert Pershing Doerr (born April 7, 1918 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Dominic Paolo DiMaggio (born February 12, 1917 in San Francisco, California) is a former Major League Baseball center fielder, and the brother of Joe DiMaggio and Vince DiMaggio. ... David Halberstam (April 10, 1934 – April 23, 2007) was an American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author known for his early work on the Vietnam War, his work on politics, history, business, media, American culture, and his later sports journalism. ...


Pesky also has a piece of Fenway Park (the home of the Red Sox) named after him. The foul pole in right field is Pesky's Pole, named by former teammate and Sox broadcaster Mel Parnell in his honor after Pesky won a game for Parnell in 1948 with a home run down the short (302 feet/92m) right field line, just around the pole. Ironically, Pesky was a contact hitter who hit only 17 home runs -- six of them at Fenway Park -- in 4,745 at bats in the major leagues. “Fenway” redirects here. ... The bottom portion of Peskys Pole, with the Green Monster in the background and Fenway Parks right field seats in the foreground, on June 22, 2004 Peskys Pole, or The Pesky Pole, is the nickname for the right field foul pole at Fenway Park, home of the... Mel Parnell (born June 13, 1922 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1948 throughout the world. ... Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ... In baseball statistics, an at bat (AB) is used to calculate other data such as batting average. ...


Minor and major league manager

Although he is an icon as "Mr. Red Sox," Pesky actually began his coaching career in the New York Yankees organization, with the 1955 Denver Bears of the AAA American Association - working under manager Ralph Houk. From 1956-60, Pesky was a manager in the Detroit farm system, reaching the AA level. He then rejoined the Red Sox in 1961 as manager of their AAA farm club, the Seattle Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League. In the baseball game, the coach is a member of the team at bat stationed near first or third base to signal and direct the runners and batters. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... The Denver Bears were the AAA minor league baseball franchise in the Pacific Coast League in Denver, Colorado from 1948 until the team name was changed to the Denver Zephyrs. ... The American Association was a minor baseball league at the Class AAA (Triple-A) level of baseball in the United States from 1902 to 1962 and 1969 to 1997. ... Ralph George Houk (born August 9, 1919 in Lawrence, Kansas), nicknamed The Major, is a former catcher, coach, manager, and front office executive in Major League Baseball. ... The farm system is a slang term used in baseball to refer to the systematic control or ownership of minor league baseball clubs by major league teams, who move players from the lowest to the highest classification as they gain experience and enjoy success at each level. ... The Seattle Rainiers, originally named the Seattle Indians, were a minor league baseball team which played in the Pacific Coast League from 1903 through 1906, and from 1919 though 1968. ... The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. ...


Pesky enjoyed two winning seasons in Seattle. At the close of the 1962 campaign, Boston owner Tom Yawkey elevated manager Pinky Higgins to the club's vacant post of general manager and personally appointed Pesky as Higgins' replacement. Although the selection of Pesky was a popular choice, the Red Sox were a second division team and notorious as a "country club" - a group of unmotivated players who did what they wanted, when they wanted. In addition, Higgins and Pesky were not particularly close, and the general manager would be accused of undermining Yawkey's hand-picked skipper. The following are the events of the year 1962 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Ted Williams & Tom Yawkey Thomas Austin Yawkey, born Thomas Austin (February 21, 1903 - July 9, 1976), was an American industrialist and Major League Baseball executive. ... Michael Franklin Pinky Higgins (May 27, 1909 - March 21, 1969) was a Major League Baseball player for three teams and the manager or general manager of the Boston Red Sox during the period of 1955 through 1965. ... The term general manager is a descriptive term for certain executives in a business operation. ...


A major off-season trade added slugging first baseman Dick Stuart to Pesky's maiden roster, and while Stuart would lead the American League with 118 runs batted in during '63, he was an atrocious fielder (nicknamed "Dr. Strangeglove") who would constantly defy Pesky's authority and make it difficult for him to control his players. Pesky's '63 club started quickly and briefly had pennant hopes, but lack of pitching soon doomed it to a second-division finish - 76-85, bad enough for seventh place. The 1964 Sox also languished deep in the nether regions of the AL, winning only 70 of the 160 games Pesky managed. With two games left in the season, he was replaced as manager by Billy Herman, the club's third-base coach and a friend of Higgins'. The position of the first baseman First base redirects here. ... Richard Lee Dick Stuart (November 7, 1932 - December 15, 2002) was a Major League Baseball first baseman from 1958 to 1969. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... William Jennings Bryan Herman (July 7, 1909 - September 5, 1992) was a Major League Baseball player during the 1930s and 1940s. ...


Pesky then left the Red Sox for four seasons, and joined the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. From 1965-67, he served as first-base coach for Pirate manager Harry Walker. There was rich irony in the fact that it was Walker who hit the double that scored Enos Slaughter with the winning run in the eighth inning of Game 7 of the 1946 World Series - the play on which Pesky was accused (wrongly, in many eyes) of "holding the ball" on a relay from the outfield, hesitating as Slaughter raced home from first base. After Walker's firing in 1967, Pesky managed the Bucs' AAA farm club, the Columbus Jets of the International League, to a second-place finish in 1968. Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 20, 21, 33, 40, 42 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882–1889) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Ballpark PNC Park (2001–present) Three Rivers... Harry William Walker, known to baseball fans of the middle 20th century as Harry the Hat (October 22, 1918 – August 8, 1999) was an American baseball player, manager and coach {baseball)|coach]]. The member of a distinguished baseball family, Harry was the son of former Washington Senators pitcher Ewart “Dixie... Enos Bradsher Slaughter (April 26, 1916 - August 12, 2002) was an American baseball player. ... The 1946 World Series of Major League Baseball was played in October, 1946 between the St. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1967 throughout the world. ... Class-Level Triple-A (1966-Present) Minor League affiliations International League West Division Major League affiliation Washington Nationals (2007-Present) New York Yankees (1979-2006) Pittsburgh Pirates (1977-1978) Current uniform Name Columbus Clippers (1977-Present) Ballpark Cooper Stadium (1977-Present)(formerly known as Franklin County Stadium from 1977-1984... The International League (IL) is a minor league baseball league which operates in the eastern United States and Canada. ...


Return to the Red Sox

In 1969, he returned to the Red Sox organization, although he was miscast as a color commentator on the Sox' radio and television announcing crew. He worked with Ken Coleman and Ned Martin on Boston's WHDH Radio and TV from 1969-71, then strictly on television with Coleman on WBZ-TV from 1972-74. He later served as analyst for selected games on radio with Joe Castiglione calling play-by-play. The following are the baseball events of the year 1969 throughout the world. ... A color commentator (colour commentator in Canada), sometimes known as a color analyst, is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... Kenneth R. Coleman (April 22, 1925 - August 21, 2003) was an American radio and television sportscaster for 34 years (1954 - 1989). ... Edwin (Ned) Martin (born 1923 in Wayne, Pennsylvania; died July 23, 2002 in Raleigh, North Carolina) was an American sportscaster, known primarily as a play-by-play announcer for Major League Baseballs Boston Red Sox from 1961 to 1992. ... WEEI is a sports radio station in Boston, Massachusetts that broadcasts on 850 kHz from a transmitter in Needham, Massachusetts. ... WBZ-TV is the CBS owned-and-operated television station serving the Boston, Massachusetts television market. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


In 1975, Pesky finally returned to uniform as a fulltime coach under manager Darrell Johnson. As in Pittsburgh, he worked at first base and, in his first season back on the field, the Sox won the 1975 AL East title, swept three-time world champion Oakland in the ALCS, and battled the Cincinnati Reds in a thrilling, seven-game World Series. Pesky remained first-base coach under Johnson and his successor, Don Zimmer, before moving to a bench and batting coach role for Zimmer in 1980. The Red Sox had been contenders for most of the late 1970s, but in 1980 they stumbled to fourth place in the AL East, resulting in Zimmer's dismissal with five games left in the season. Pesky took command as interim pilot, and Boston lost four of five, to finish Pesky's career managing record at 147-179 (.451). This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-June January 23 - Ralph Kiner is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... Darrell Dean Johnson (August 25, 1928 - May 3, 2004) was an American Major League Baseball catcher, coach, manager and scout. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-June January 23 - Ralph Kiner is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... The American League East Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... ALCS can be: A transaction processing monitor for the IBM System/370 and System/390 mainframes. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... The 1975 World Series was between the Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds. ... Donald William Zimmer (born January 17, 1931 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former infielder, manager and coach in Major League Baseball. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 9 - Al Kaline and Duke Snider are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ...


The following season, his old friend Houk became Boston's manager, and Pesky resumed his role as the club's batting and bench coach. He was especially valued by Sox slugger Jim Rice, with whom Pesky worked tirelessly. Pesky missed the entire 1983 season with a serious food allergy that caused severe weight loss, but once the source of the illness was discovered, he was able to return for a final season as a fulltime coach in 1984. In 1990, nearing age 71, he spent almost 2½ months as interim manager of Boston's top farm club, the Pawtucket Red Sox, when the team's skipper, Ed Nottle, was fired in June. But since 1985 he has been a special instructor and assistant to the general manager, suiting up before games to work with players. James Edward Jim Rice (born March 8, 1953, in Anderson, South Carolina) is a former baseball player who was with the American Leagues Boston, Red Sox from 1974 to 1989. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1983 throughout the world. ... This article is about the year. ... Class-Level Triple-A (1973-Present) Double-A (1970-1972) Minor League affiliations International League North Division Eastern League (1970-1972) Major League affiliation Boston Red Sox (1970-Present) Current uniform Name Pawtucket Red Sox (1970-Present) Ballpark McCoy Stadium (1970-Present) Minor League titles League titles 1973, 1984 Division... Ed Nottle (born Edward William Nottle October 22, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former minor league baseball relief pitcher and manager. ...


Intermittently, Pesky has since been allowed to sit on the Red Sox bench during games, but three times has been prevented from the task - once by his own general manager, Dan Duquette, a second time when the Baltimore Orioles complained to MLB, and a third time in March 2007, when Major League Baseball announced it would enforce limitations that only six coaches could be in uniform during a game. Pesky, as an instructor, was ineligible. On April 3, 2007, the North Shore Spirit of the Independent Can-Am League invited Pesky to sit in their dugout – and serve as an honorary coach – anytime he wants.[1] Dan Duquette is a former general manager of the Boston Red Sox. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 5, 8, 20, 22, 33, 42 Name Baltimore Orioles (1954–present) St. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ... is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Founded 2002 Ballpark Fraser Field Based in Lynn, MA Team Colors Red, White, Blue League Can-Am League Local Media Lynn Daily Item Owner Nick Lopardo General Manager Brent Connolly Field Manager Vic Davilla Championships None Website www. ... The Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball, based in Durham, North Carolina, is a professional, independent baseball league located in the Northeastern United States and the Canadian province of Quebec. ...


Pesky attended the 2004 World Series and, after the Game 4 triumph, was embraced by current Boston players such as Tim Wakefield and Curt Schilling as a living representative of star Red Sox players of the past whose teams fell short of winning the Fall Classic. He played a poignant and prominent role in the ceremony in which the World Series Championship Rings were handed out (April 11, 2005). With the help of Carl Yastrzemski, he raised the 2004 World Series Championship banner up the Fenway Park center field flagpole. Dates October 23, 2004–October 27, 2004 MVP Manny Ramírez (Boston) Television network Fox Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires Ed Montague (Crew Chief), Dale Scott, Brian Gorman, Chuck Meriwether, Gerry Davis, Charlie Reliford The 2004 World Series represented the 100th time two modern Major League Baseball teams... Timothy Stephen Wakefield (born August 2, 1966 in Melbourne, Florida) is a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who has played with the Boston Red Sox since 1995. ... Curtis Schilling (born November 14, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American Major League Baseball player, a right-handed starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... Carl Yastrzemskis number 8 was retired by the Boston Red Sox in 1989 Carl Michael Yaz Yastrzemski (pronounced ), i. ...


On his 87th birthday, September 27, 2006, the Red Sox honored Pesky by officially naming the right-field foul pole "Pesky's Pole." There have also been persistent rumors that the club will retire the number 6 Pesky wore as a player, even though he does not meet the stated requirements - such as membership in the Baseball Hall of Fame - for such an honor. (Although he still suits up in No. 6, Pesky wore 22 as the team's manager in the 1960s, and 35 as a coach from 1975-80.)[2] The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... The bottom portion of Peskys Pole, with the Green Monster in the background and Fenway Parks right field seats in the foreground, on June 22, 2004 Peskys Pole, or The Pesky Pole, is the nickname for the right field foul pole at Fenway Park, home of the... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related...


A longtime resident of Boston's North Shore, Pesky is a visible member of the community, making personal appearances for the Red Sox. For years, he has been a commercial spokesman on television and radio for a local supplier of doors and windows. The commercials are deliberately and humorously corny, with Pesky and the company's owner calling themselves "the Window Boys." The North Shore is a region north of Boston, consisting chiefly of urban suburban communities of Essex County along Massachusetts Bay. ...


See also

The Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame was instituted in 1995 to recognize the career of former Boston Red Sox players. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Always a Spot for Pesky http://www.northshorespirit.com/news/Announcements/index.cfm?ac=details&NewsID=958
  2. ^ http://redsoxdiehard.com/players/unifnums.html

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
  • SABR Biography of Johnny Pesky
  • http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2006/03/20/ankle_fracture_sends_pesky_home/
  • SoSH Pesky Page
Preceded by
Pinky Higgins
Boston Red Sox manager
1963–1964
Succeeded by
Billy Herman
Preceded by
Don Zimmer
Boston Red Sox manager
1980
Succeeded by
Ralph Houk
Preceded by
Ed Nottle
Pawtucket Red Sox manager
June-Sept 1990
Succeeded by
Butch Hobson

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