What is there to say about Johnny Pesky that hasn’t already been said?

According to Boston.com the Red Sox will break their policy for retiring numbers and put Pesky’s #6 on the right field facade this weekend.


Pesky has been in some way connected to the Red Sox for 57 of his 69 years in baseball. Red Sox lore is incomplete without him. The right-field foul pole will forever be known as “Pesky’s Pole” — standing 302 feet from home plate, it was the only place, teammates used to joke, Pesky could hit a home run. He hit 17 in his career (only six in Fenway Park).

And my dream of having everyone in the right field seats wearing “I Touched Pesky’s Pole!” t-shirts lives on.