First, my condolences to the family of Johnny Pesky.
Living most of my life in Indiana, I have been asked more times then I can remember why I have been a Red Sox fan for over 60 years. Simple. It came about because of my love for players like Johnny Pesky, Ted Williams, Dom DiMaggio, Bobby Doerr, Mel Parnell and a host of other ball players that I loved so much when I was a youngster. Read the book The Teammates: a Portrait of a Friendship by David Halberstram and you will understand why I love the Boston Redsox and why I loved Johnny Pesky.
I never had the opportunity to meed Johnny Pesky, but I will always fondly remember him as Mr. Reds Sox.