Happy Birthday in heaven Johnny, missing you always my great friend.
Johnny you were one of the best in the game, I enjoyed.
Watching you as a youngster and have enjoyed your being with the ball.club.though the years.
May God be with you,
My dad had season tickets when Johnny managed the Knoxville (Tennessee) Smokies in 1959. We had box seats at the end of the home team dugout and had small conversations with him often. The highlight came when I got to take him a box of chewing tobacco in the dressing room-I was only 13 years old. He found a ball and signed it for me and I still treasure this more than autographed balls I have purchased. He was a prince of a man. Rest in peace.
Joe Longmire, Corryton, TN
My husband has a red socks hat signed by Johnny Pesky, he visited us @ Pine Lakes C.C. in No.Fort Myers. He is in our prayers.
THANK YOU FOR THE JOY YOU GAVE ME AS A KID SITTING OUT IN THE BLEACHERS, BETWEEN WILLIAMS AND DIMAGGIO RIP
Johnny was so nice when he met my kids. He was the same age as my dad and now they are both in Heaven. Thank you Johnny !
Johnny pesky was is and will forever be one of the greatest members of red sox nation
My condolences to the Pesky family. Johnny was a wonderful sportsman and the heart and soul of the Red Sox.
MY FATHER WAS IN FLIGHT SCHOOL WITH JOHNNY PESKY AND TED WILLIAMS DURING WW2. HE MET TED WHILE HE WAS IN BOSTON DEIDICATING THE TUNNEL IN HIS NAME. TED REMEMBERED MY FATHER AND HIS NICKNAME AFTER ALL THOSE YEARS. THESE GUYS WERE ALL SHARP RIGHT UNTIL THE END. GOD BLESS THEM.
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.
I have a picture of him sitting on a bag of baseballs with a fungoe bat in hand= it looks like it was taken during spring training in the early eighties. I love Johnny Pesky. Rest in peace my friend!
First my condolences to the family. Never got to meet the man, but wish I had the honour of doing so. I saw his heart felt ways on television each time he was at the park. He will be missed by many. Am glad he got his 2004 World Series ring before his passing. Red Sox Nation will never forget Number 6. R.I.P.
The Red Sox now has a guardian angel to watch over them now.
First my prayers go to the family. Never got to meet the man just see him on television, but wish I had. He is truly an icon in Boston and will be missed by many. I never even got to see him play but from what I hear he was terrific. He led a full life. Am glad he got to see the 2004 World Series. I remember watching him on television when he got a ring--how happy he was and how much emotion he showed because it meant so much to him. R.I. P.
I met Mr. Pesky once, in Spring Training 2004. He was very nice, and I was so happy when he finally got his World Series Ring the next April. RIP Mr. Red Sox
Johnny Pesky was one of the kindest and caring persons myself and our family got to meet many years ago when Johnny was at Ted Williams and friends event. Our sons 9 yrs old and 10 yrs old at the time saw Johnny and he waved our youngest son over and placed him up on his knee and just took time to speak to our family and the boys.
What a great and legendary gentleman with a heart for the game and Red Sox that he loved and for all of those he came in contact with.
Our condolences to the Pesky family he was one of those people you meet and the memories last forever.
The Higley's , Easton, Maryland
He shall always remain in our hearts and minds as the most genuine Red Sox fan ever. His presence at Fenway always brought a sense of nostalgia, warmth and love to his fans. I will miss him and his infectious smile. My sincere condolences to his son and family.
Our sincere condolences to David and the entire Pesky family. We have lost a wonderful human being. Staying strong is never easy, but hearing all of the great comments can't help but put a smile on your face. While we are all sad, we can all thank God for the opportunity to know and enjoy Johnny. We will never forget the twinkle in his eyes whenever any of us saw and talked to him. He truly enjoyed it as much as we did.
Rest in peace, our friend. Our memories of you will live with us forever.
I still remember Johnny Pesky night on July 18,1951 when I attended my first major league baseball game. You were great in the field and Ted Williams hit a home run to win the game. Thanks for all the great memories and may you rest in peace forever secure in the knowledge that you were the greatest of all the Red Sox of your time.
Red Sox Nation has lost a true legend. Thank you for all the great memories in Red Sox history. He will be sorely missed.
My dad is 92, born in 1919, WW2 vet and a huge Red sox fan. He has suffered 3 strokes in the last 8 weeks and he is severely debilitated. He remembers very little, can barely speak. When I told him that Johnny Pesky passed away a few days ago he looked at me and sadly said Johnny Pesky from the RED SOX? I was amazed. He remembered Johhny I think because he was in the same age group and loved Pesky for the amazing ambassadorship he showed through the years. Thanks Johnny for everything form both me and my father.
In loving memory of Johnny Pesky, Red Sox legend and my Dad's boyhood hero and and later great friend. I don't know many people who can say that they not only came to meet but befriend their hero. My Dad certainly and my sister and I have always cherished this man. He was a great athlete, a true charmer, but most of all a wonderful human being. May your shade be sweet, Needle-nose, RIP.
Boston has lost its #1 Red Sox Fan. Johnny is was always an honor to watch you be the true gentleman anf baseball fan that you were.
My prayers to your family at this time.
Red Sox Nation has lost a true hero and dedicated soul to boys and girls of all ages. We were blessed to have him in our lives in one form or another. Today I embrace the fact that his love and devotion to his country, team and diehard Red Sox fans will live on forever. May God Bless You Mr. Pesky. We'll all see you again "on the other side"
Words cannot express the loss we All feel With the passing of Beloved baseball great and humanitarian Johnny Pesky. My heart, thoughts, and sincere prayers go out to the Family , Friends, Red Sox Nation, and to The great game of Baseball. We all lost an invaluable ball player,coach, Mgr., and above all a great human being. We love you Johnny !!
RIP to Mr. Red sox. You will be missed.
So sorry for this GREAT loss..i love you Johnny Pesky! RIP. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Boston has lost an icon,rest in peace
Johnny,we all will miss you dearly
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
The nation lost One of the most beloved Red Sox's ever. Our prayers go out to his family, friends, and Red Sox. Forever Loved and Remembered.
We shall miss you Mr.Redsox. Such a classy guy and forever a member of Redsox Nation for eternity.
I will always remember Johnny. We used to run into each other at the old Stop and Shop in Vinnin Square. He was a great man. I send my condolences to his family, I am sorry for your loss. The kids on the Red Sox will miss him as well.
We shall miss you Johnny!
My grandgather brought me to Fenway Park to see my first game, 35 years ago. Johnny was my Grandfathers hero, and mine also. I met you when I was 11. You shook my hand and rubbed my head and told me what a pretty girl I was. I played baseball then and still do now. Because of you. Thank You Johnny Pesky. You are and will always be alive in our hearts. We love you, Boston loves you, and the Red Sox will never be the same. Thank you for dedicating your life to Boston.
My husband was your fathers room mate in the service and lent him his car for his first date with your Mom. . My kids use to call him Uncle Pesky whenever My husband took them to a game, gave them autograph balls and made time for pictures. Never forgot a friend!!!
I wasn't born when you played but you and Tek were always my favorites. Thank you for all that you gave the Boston Fans. You will be sorely missed on this earth but you're now with your beloved wife and The Boys of Summer... whatta hell of a baseball team is playing in Heaven. You played for the love of the game and not the accolades. I will miss seeing you at Fenway...
Simply put, Mr. Pesky was everything that was good about baseball. He was Mr. baseball in New England and he can never be replaced. I'm 48 years old and have been a sox fan since i was born. I remember going to Fenway when I was a little kid and my dad saying, "that's Johnny Pesky hitting infield/outfield practice." Somehow, I thought Johnny was just going to live forever. His body may have died, but his spirit will live forever at Fenway Park. Rest easy Mr. Pesky, you've earned it.
This man is one of the last great men that young children have as a role model. John truly loved his fans he did not care if you were rich or poor he treated every person the same with kindness and dignity ,their was nothing phony about him,the players of today could learn a lesson from John Pesky what a wonderful world this would be if we had more men like him.
R.I.P - SWEET MAN. YOU'RE ONE A KIND.
I never met this wonderful man. I wish that I could have. I am a Red Sox fan for the past 60 years. I always admired the way he loved his job, wore his uniform ,carried his bat and ball. Helped the team in every after he was thru with his paying jobs. He was the Red Sox Grandfather loved by all . How wonderful to leave this world with so much love. All players take note. Lila Madfis
A wonderful man!!! I was lucky emough to get Johnny's autograph a few years back, but even more than the autograph, I was lucky enough to shake his hand. Mr. Pesky is known by fans of all ages, young and old. He will be missed. Thank you Johnny, rest in peace with your World Series ring.
Peky was a great player & guy. He will forever be missed in Red Sox Nation. I'm blessed to have his birthday 9/27
David, your Dad mentioned to me he was very proud to have a son named David when I offered him my son's school photo to sign one day. Attached please find a photo I took of your Dad at the 2007 WS parade, your Dad made such a grande presence at Fenway Park. I am so glad he was able to be a part of the 100th anniversary. I am so so so sorry for your loss and am going to miss Mr. Red Sox so much!
Johnny was a kind and generous person as well as my favorite old time Red Sox player.RIP
I will miss the Christmas Cards from Fenway, He was one of a kind. Always with the boys from Rhode Island at Winter Haven Spring training. My prayers
Johnny...you WERE Mr. Red Sox Nation. The one and only ambassador of the Boston Red Sox. For over 60 years you were in our lives wearing #6 and you always will be. We will miss your sense of humor and your PLAY BALL on Opening Day. God be with you and your Ruthie. May you both dance in the heavens above and watch over your "Children of Red Sox Nation." With Love and Admiration for a great man.
I never had the privilege of meeting Mr. Pesky, but he seemed like a family member around our house. My dad had a life long love affair with the Red Sox and that legacy continues with me and my children. I especially loved hearing about those great teams from the 40's and 50's. Please accept my sincere condolences. Mr. Pesky will be sorely missed.
he was the true meaning of MR. BASEBALL. we will miss his visits to the ball field. i am hoping he will watch over the team for the rest of the year. God bless you Johnny Pesky...
Simply Said ... ' I will miss that SMILE that made me smile '
THANK YOU JOHNNIE FOR MY CHILDHOOD MEMORIES OF YOU AND TED AND DOM
I met Johnny when I worked at the Yellow Pages Company-He helped me get a job as batting practice pitcher in 1976--he was a true gentleman and class act.
May the dearly departed soul of Johnny Pesky rest in peace this day in the house of the LORD. I grew up watching this wonderful man play the infield for the BOSOX and his name will be forever remembered when someone speaks of the Red Sox. He was the pal of Bobby Doer, Dom DiMaggio and Ted Williams. I met all four of them at a Baseball Dinner in Manchester New Hampshire and will forever remember that evening.
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
So long Johnny. You exemplified what is best about the Game. Say, Hi to Ted for me........
The 2004 season was highlighted by the presence of Johnny in the clubhouse, on the field and all over the media. To see this elder statesman connect with the ball players, some of whom were a quarter of his age was astonishing. The fact he could connect with a generation decades apart from his own playing days was a testament to the mutual respect between Johnny and the Red Sox.
Glad I got the chance and honor to meet you . You brought out the best the in the boy's Mannie with his joke's. Thank You for the autograph. We miss a good Leegend just like Ted Williams . God Bless You
To the family of Johnny: my late husband loved him....he was a true gentlemen..a love of the fans and Fenway will never be the same without his smile and grace. My first ballgame at Fenway was when I was in sixth grade and my Dad took me and my sister. I was in awe of the park and am an avid fan of Fenway, of which I still attend games. Boston has the greatest fans. God speed to Johnny for he will see his "Field of Dreams" forever.
Kind, gracious, inspiring gentleman and role model. Johnny wrote a letter and sent a beautifully autographed baseball to my Dad when heard he went into assisted living. My Dad often carried it in his wallet and spoke highly of Johnny. My Dad, his children and friends experienced Johnny's greatness. Thanks for this and so many other kind acts and valued memories. God bless.
We loved you Johnny!! Keep watching over all of us! You were a special guy- the soul of Sox baseball. You will be missed...
I went to a game 2 years ago it was 90 degrees and Mr Pesky sat in the stands and signed autographs for the kids for an hour and a half before game time. may God Bless you
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Pesky earlier this year, we had lunch along with my grandmother n law. He loved to talk about baseball. I enjoyed listening to his stories. We will miss a True Legend.
To the the family of Johnny Pesky - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
my neighbor was friends with Babe Ruth back in the day. My dad made a point to take my neighbor and I to a game one saturday every month during the summer and fall. The look on his face when he entered Fenway Park is still etched in my mind. One Saturday we bumped into Mr. Pesky and it made his day!!! I remember him saying "this guy was a hustler". We've been lucky to have guys that took baseball second and served our country so bravely and still came back and finished their careers. So many athletes don't get credit for that..... His buddy Ted Williams is another example.. Johnny make sure there is organized baseball when I get to heaven......... God Bless... We will miss you..
RIP Johnny, the heart and soul of the Sox
As a 5th grade student I saw every game that Jhnny played as the 1941 Louisville SS when they visited my hometown Kansas City Blues.He became my boyhod hero;I kept a scrapbook of his rookie ML season cutting out and pasting in the box scores of his many good games.When I grew up we met personally and became very close friends,talking on the phone every month and spending time together on his visits to KC,mine to Boston or at spring training in Winter Haven....In his new abode I suspect Johnny will not let much time pass before he goes to the Heavenly ball park for a look at local nine.I have just one very simple,practical and heartfelt piece of advice which is "make 'em play like you did Johnny"...Good-bye and R.I.P. my hero
You will live forever in the hearts of all Red Sox fans. Thank you for just being you.
Johnny Pesky was a Boston legend. We were all blessed to have him for as long as we did!
Dear David and family: Your Dad was a wonderful man! Dad took my son, Brendan, under his wing when he was was 8 years old. He just came home from the US Marines (11 years later) and was hoping to visit Johnny in his dress blues. He will still come and visit very soon. We love you Johnny. Bob, Cindy, Mylinda, Brendan and Erika Tefft, Ooh Ra.
As a lifelong Sox fan, I was fortunate to have met Mr. Pesky a few years ago at the Winthrop Arms. He was having Sunday brunch with friends, but was so gracious to me. I was thrilled to meet him. We have lost a true New England treasure.
"And he will wipe out every tear from there eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."
Our deepest sympathy to all the Pesky family on their loss. Johnny was a great human being & will leave behind a great legacy in Baseball history. It was a pleasure to have known him & be in his company.. Ed & Carole DiRamio.
Mr.Pesky, a true gentleman and a gentle man. Thank you for your service to our country in WWII.
To the Pesky family, Thank you for sharing him with all of Red Sox Nation!
Red Sox nation has lost one of the best, may he find dear friends to play fungo with above. Cynthia Dunn, Vernon, Vt.
Johnny Pesky - Met you a few times, splendid person. God Bess. Say hello to Teddy Ballgame
Pesky is/was what the game is about. Class. Sympathy to his Family and Red Sox Nation for a huge loss.
Sympathy to the Pesky family. We will miss a great player and a better person. I am so glad I got a chance to see and talk to Johnny at the alumni day a week or so ago. He will alwayws be remembered for his love of the game and the way he treated everyone. RIP Johnny hope to see you again one day.
When I think of all the greatest human beings in life, Johnny Pesky comes to mind. He was it optime of Class. He lived a wonderful life. May he forever be enshrined within the walls of Fenway park and baseball fans everywhere. Rest in Peace Johnny we love you.
To the Pesky family, please accept my heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your father, he was a wonderful man, we meet many times at various Red Sox Functions.
Sympathy to Pesky family & Red Sox nation wherever they may be. God bless 1 & all.
God bless the veterans committee of MLB Hall of Fame. Johnny's wide variety of contributions to the game speak for themselves. He belongs in the HOF. Period. Take care.
Johnny was what we loved best about the Red Sox, He will be missed. 92 is a good life.
My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family .Rest in peace you will be missed. God Bless.
My admiration for a well-spent life, a classy player with a classy organization with the classiest fans is the game.
My wife and I will always cherish the fond memories we had with Johnny during our trips to spring training. The conversations, his smile and his love of his family and baseball.
My sincere condolences to the Pesky family. May you find comfort in the loving memories of Johnny, and hope in God's word at Psalms 55:22.
Jem D. Florida
My thoughts and prayers go to the Pesky Family. RIP #6 you will be missed.
What a guy! The greatest. Never met him but will always remember the Pesky Pole. RIP
Johnny was was a true loving soul who will be dearly missed. Rest well dear Man, you are making the heavens brighter with your smile.
Love and sympathies,
The Jerold Devine Family
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
I once met Johnny when I was 13 years old in 1975, when my Dad and his friend Gene Conley (former Red Sox pitcher and Celtic) took me to the then annual PawSox-Red Sox game @ McCoy Stadium and we got to go in the dugout and meet most of the players. What a thrill that was, and Johnny was the classiest one of all ! You'll be sorely missed by all of Red Sox nation, Johnny !
The Red Sox Organization has lost a true gem. I was in awe as Mr. Pesky chatted and happily signed an autograph for me over 20 yrs. ago. I will cherish it always. May the greats in heaven welcome you with open arms. You will be truly missed.
The Monahan Family
RIP Johnny. Red Sox Nation has truly lost an icon and gentleman. Baseball, and sports in general, would be so much better off if there were more Johnny Pesky's. God bless the Pesky family.
a great mentor and even greater man. the world has lost a real gentleman.rip my friend
I was very fortunate to work for the Sox in the late 80s. I saw plenty of great baseball, but my happiest memories involved the good natured teasing of Johnny Pesky & Sam Mele whenever they visited the front office. I'll always remember the gracious hospitality of Johnny & Ruthie when they had the front office "kids" over for dinner one night. The photos still make me smile. Johnny will be fondly remembered.
R.I.P. Johnny, the Red Sox and Red Sox Nation have truly lost a iconic person of whom was "The Red Sox" and all they stood for.
YOU WERE THE BEST #2 HITTER BEHIND DOM DIMAGGIO-THAT IN BASEBALL.AS FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE RED SOX COMMUNITY,YOU WERE THE BEST.HOPE THE SOX CAN WIN ONE FOR YOU.DR. JOHN MANUELIAN
I am honored to have met John, a wonderful man. Richard (Salisbury, Ma)
God bless the family of Mr. Pesky give them peace, comfort and strength during the coming days ahead.
Sorry for your loss. Praying for all of you in Alabama.
RIP, Johnny! You were one of my favorites when I was a kid growing up as an Indians fan (!) and chasing players for their autographs. I have treasured your baseball card and autograph all these years. An outstanding ballplayer and the sport's most loyal goodwill ambassador!
JOHNNY PESKY @ FENWAY PARK WILL ALWAYS BE ONE IN RED SOX NATION. JOHNNY MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.
I met Mr. Pesky Feb 22, 2007 as a indie photographer. He was signing autographs & I started up a conversation about my hero, TED WILLIAMS, and the chat went on & on w/ some wonderful storys. All I asked for & received was a pic of Mr. Pesky & myself, and got that. It's on my YouTube page along w others I took that day (donscaptvideo). I'll never forget his kindness & compassion for the game & people who really love the game--he could see the diff. between the phonies & the true Red Sox Fan. Thanks for the memories & may you rest in the eternal peace of the Lord. Thank you again Mr. Pesky & say Hi to Teddy Ballgame for me please.
What can I add after all these moving tributes? It's all been said. R.I.P. dear friend.
I remember my late parents telling me about Johnny Pesky when I was a little boy. With his passing I'm reminded that another link to my mom and dad is gone.
John you will still be with us at Mass on Saturdays at four oclock at St johns Swampscott. RIP
RIP #6...you will be missed Johnny!! God needed a starting shortstop and picked you!!
An all around good guy and a gentleman who was easy to call friend.
rest in peace johnny we love you ellen m, holbrook ma
The greatest Gentleman to wear a Red Sox uniform. He WAS the Red Sox! Rest in Heaven.
Goodbye my friend. Knowing you was such a joy and honor. You and Ruthie are together again.
Rest in peace, Johnny. Thank you for being the best role model any fan or player could have. You were a gem who will never be forgotten. We love you.
I miss you already, my friend.
Rest in Peace.
No better man. He IS the greatest generation!
Another light has been added to the sky. Rest in peace Johnny...your impact on the game of baseball will forever live on.
You will be missed at Spring Training in Fort Myers, where you were the greatest Bosox ambassador, and so "fan friendly". Now you can enjoy the "fruits of your labor"! MG Ft, Myers
My son and I had the privilige of meeting you twice, Johnny. You were special! The Red Sox dugout was never the same since you had to leave! Rest in Peace, Johnny.
What a guy! What a ballplayer! What a man! Rest in peace Mr. Pesky
Rest in Peace, Johnny. You were one of a kind and will never be forgotten.
Although I never met Mr. Pesky, as a now long-distance Red Sox fan in California, there was something reassuring about knowing he was there. This has the feeling of an end of an era about it. Rest in Peace.
Godspeed and fresh legs to you Mr. Pesky
There will never be another.
Johnny- You were one of the last "Good Ones" ...a real gentleman who showed us all the meaning of the word "CLASS".
Rest in peace friend. Johnny, Mr. Red Sox forever, you represented the Red Sox with class and dignity. Will miss that smiling face.
Johnny Pesky,Will Be Miss.So RIP Johnny
Saw Johnny,Bobby and Ted as a kid from Revere .Also sawJohnny at dedication of Farther Brennen hall in Revere.Wonderful man.
Got the chance to meet Johnny at Bickfords in swampscott on a sunday morning. He had breakfast there every sunday. He was such a nice guy who took the time to come to our table and talk baseball for over a hour. Something i will never forget, Rest in peace Johnny.
Mr. Pesky was my dad's bunkmate in WWII. He recognized my dad immediately from our 3rd base seats at the old Cleveland ballpark in '75. Johnny brought my dad and I down into the dressing room between games and chatted, as he introduced me to Yaz, Fisk, Rice, etc., and then handed me a couple signed baseballs. Needless to say, it was one of the most memorable days spent with my father. I was glad to share that moment with him, and thank Mr. Pesky for his incredible kindness and hospitality. RIP. What a great guy. He touched so many people.
will miss his open heart and his un relenting love of the boston red sox team and fans
We are saddened at the loss of Johnny Pesky. It was our honor and privilege to care for Johnny and his wife, Ruth.
With heartfelt sympathy,
All Care Visiting Nurse Association
Will there ever be a better quartet than Ted, Johnny, Bobby and Dom?
The players and owners of today could learn volumes from the way Johnny Pesky played the game and lived his life. So much has been lost in baseball and other sports, that the game seems to be secondary to contracts, advertising, ego, sales and personalities. John was about respect for oneself, each other and the game. All professional sports should take a step back and look not just at John's life, but the beliefs and ethics of the "Greatest Generation" that we've known. Thank you John for the memories. You are a class act! PEACE!
1940 Johnny Pesky lived on Pardise Rd, Swampscott in a little white house. We lived in Marblehead and often drove bye Johnny's house and would see him cutting the grass with a hand lawnmower. Dad would toot the horn and Johnny would always give a big smile and wave to us! Ernie Christensen Fort
Myers, Fl Born & Bred in Marblehead. First game at Fenway summer 1937 with Grampa Viggo, Dad and brother Harry. Sweet days and thanks Johnny for many great memories. You will be missed
What a player, what a guy! Pesky to Doerr to York is my first baseball memory. You'll never be forgotten Johnny!
Spent the afternoon with Johnny and his commander Ed Callahan at Eds Birthday party also at the 600 club it was a wonderful experience what a man and what a life-rest in peace.
I was at Fenway with my boy in the early 90s. He was about 8. We were by the dugout before the game trying to get autographs with no luck, when I hear a voice say "I'll sign that for you son" it was Johnny,then he say's to my son "I'll sign it so you can read it" It was my only encounter with him, he was a great guy.Say hi to everyone in baseball heaven Johnny.
The game has lost one of its greatest
ambassadors. My father told me stories
of when he watched Johnny playing semi-pro ball in the 1930's with the Silverton Red Sox,(Oregon)He said he knew Johnny was destined for the Major Leagues just from watching him perform.
He will be missed. RIP Johnny.
I was fortunate to have seen Johnny play along with the other great Red Sox players during the late 40's & early 50's! You will be missed!
The world would be a better place if we ALL were as kind and gentle as Johnny Pesky...God Bless #6
My Grandfather, my father, myself and my son have always held the highest regard for Johnny Pesky, not only for what the Red Sox have meant to him, but for what he has meant to the Red Sox.
It'll never be the same not seeing Mr. Pesky at Fenway on Opening Day and during all the special ceremonies held there. Seeing him always made me proud to be a Sox fan, no matter how the team ranked in the standings.
We'll miss you, #6! I only hope we as fans have brought you as much joy and happiness as you're kindness and goodwill has brought to us.
God Bless You, Mr. Pesky. May you rest in peace.
My condolences to his family.
I know there will be many of Redsox Nation waiting to greet the great Mr. Pesky when he reaches the gates of heaven! R.I.P.
God bless you Johnny. You provided many smiles to me during the 46 years I've been following the Sox. Thanks for so many good memories.
Johnny Pesky was the reason I became a Red Sox fan, despite growing up in New Jersey with a family of Yankees fans. I went to my first baseball game ever, in August 1978 at Fenway. Red Sox vs. Indians. My Dad's friend had season ticket seats in row one, right on the Red Sox dugout. I was seven years old, and outfitted in a full Sox uniform purchased at the Souvenir Store just beforehand. At the end of each inning, the Sox would roll the inning-ending baseball over the top to the dugout to a kid in the stands. Through eight innings, I didn't get the ball, and I was getting mad. The last play of the game was a grounder to third--Hobson to George Scott for the out at first. Johnny Pesky ran out to Boomer, and took the ball, then climbed on top of the dugout to give me the game ball. Put it right in my glove, and thanked me for coming and rooting for the Red Sox. 34 years later, and I'm still hooked on the Red Sox and my kids are now, too. Johnny Pesky was a true gentleman, in every meaning of that word. A great ambassador for the Red Sox and baseball. We will miss him.
"I was fortunate enough to play for the Sox when Johnny was a coach. He was always available to help us, many times hitting fungos in the outfield to us pitchers to help keep us in shape. Love the many great stories he told while sitting around the clubhouse talking baseball. Johnny, you will be missed."
Ted Williams was about to swing during a game played on the eternal field of dreams when he heard that Johnny Pesky died.
Ted called time, put his bat down and motioned to Dom Dimaggio. They headed off to the pearly gates to greet their friend.
I attended my first game when I was 9 years old. I had the privilege of seeing the greats: Dom, Ted and Johnny. I saw Jonny at spring training in 2005, graciously signing autographs. He's one of those people you think will never die, and in a sense he never will. He will always be a memorable immortal for the Red Sox nation
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
I like to think that Johnny is reunited with his former teammates and playing again where the sun is always shining and there are no rain outs.
Red Sox Nation has lost more than just an icon...they have lost a friend and family member.
The Red Sox wasn't just a team to Johnny-they were family, just like he was to all of us. We grew up with him and he became part of our life and memories. We all mourn his passing, but will remember his spirit for generations to come.
I know he's at peace and looking down from heaven, wondering what all the fuss is all about.... and shedding one last year for the team and fans he loved so much.
We love you #6. You will always be in our thougths and prayers.
God bless you.
A true gentleman and ambassador to "America's game". My mom spoke of Johnny often, being a huge fan of his and the Red Sox from the 40's to this day. The #1 fan and face of the organization for over 60 years. He will be missed, greatly.
What kindness. What respect for himself and everyone he came in contact with. He was the best of us. My love to his family and friends. What smiling memories he leaves us all.
I met Johnny up at the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival after the Sox won the series in 2004. He was such a gracious, kind and funny man, very personable. Not only did I get his autograph and picture taken with him, he took the time to talk to me. RIP, Johnny. Red Sox Nation has lost a great man.
Mr.Pesky, you really were the face of Red Sox Nation! What a better game baseball would be if some of the current players had as much class as you. Watching you every Opening Day and Fenway's 100th Birthday really shows how humble you were to be a part of the club. Good times, bad times and all the times in between.You truly will be missed and Fenway may never be the same without you. Forever loved by all of Red Sox Nation!
You will truly be missed to me you were the true Red Sox always there for the fans and a real gentlemen it was always great seeing you at fenway you will be missed .
GOD BLESS YOU JOHNNY! Rest in Peace. We will ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU.
You are the epitome of everything great baseball is. The Nation lost an icon that they may never see again. God bless you, may you rest in peace.
Johnny Pesky is a true Anerican icon, not just a baseball icon. He is a role model as to how to be a great man, not just a great ballplayer. Johnny should be in the HOF! I got his book about the 2007 season and loved it! I could hear his voice as I was reading it! RIP Mr. Pesky! You are with your beloved Ruthie now. Oh what a baseball game must be going on in heaven right now!
You brought all of us so much joy Johnny - you were loved by us all and will be so missed. I feel so sad today and hope you are at peace. thank you for your spirit and love for the game and the sox.
Johnny Pesky My you rest in peace. You will be missed by all of Red Sox Nation.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Pesky family.
Red Sox Nation mourns the loss of #6. Rest in peace Johnny.
In my 40 years of attending Sox games, I never saw any player, coach or official spend as much time with the fans as Mr. Pesky. Johnny, you were, and will forever remain, Mr. Red Sox.
I saw you play many times and enjoyed every minute. You are the definition of class and will be missed.
you were a icon and you will sorely missed God Bless Johnny Pesky.
I met Johnny Pesky in 1973 at the Home Plate Concession Stand at Fenway. He was taking a break from his broadcasting of the game. I was taking broadcasting classes at the time and said to him "Mr. Pesky, I'm after your job". He laughed and said, "Young man, you can have it!" He was only kidding. He stayed and talked with me for quite a while, and I never forgot it.
It was great seeing Johnny Pesky celebrate two World Series wins with the Red Sox in 2004 and 2007. Nobody seemed to have enoyed it more. The Red Sox could not have had a better ambassador than him. Rest in peace Johnny.
Thank you for being the anchor of the Red Sox all these years. A class act in life and a Red Sox legend forever. Godspeed Johnny.
Rest in peace, Johnny. We all loved you.
As a former 30 yr season ticket holder, one of my finest memories was seeing Johnny hit fungos to the fielders before each game. Rest in peace my friend.
To the Pesky family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
The Red Sox team and their fans will miss you. RIP.
This is a great loss. I was a great fan of his when growing up and still remember his place in the lineup. He was all class and will be missed by not only Red Sox fans, but all baseball fans.
Johnny welcomed me at fantasy camp and made me feel like I was part of the Red Sox's team. A great ambassador for baseball and the Red Sox's. Tell Ted that I said hi.
I can not mourn a man that lived the life that Johnny did. I will celebrate his life instead. Safe travels to our friend.
Ah, the baseball games that will be played in Heaven now that you are there!!! Hope they have a Pesky Pole for you.
We want our legends to live forever. And in our hearts Johnny Pesky will live forever. He spanned the generations from a time when baseball was broadcast only on the radio to now when you can watch a game on your smart phone. Tell Dommy and Teddy Ballgame we said hello.
I was lucky enough to be assigned a seat next to Johnny on a flight from Fort Myers to Boston a few years ago. He was gracious to me, a complete stranger, just as he was known to be to all.
Yes, we've lost perhaps the best ambassador for baseball, ever.
Mr. Red Sox - gone but never to be forgotten....thanks for the memories.
MR PESKY WE WILL MISS YOU I REAMEMBER AFTER THE SOXS WON IN 2004 YOU CAME INTO MY STORE TO BUY A CIGAR AND YOU LET ALL THE GIRLS TOUCH THE RING YOU WERE SO PROUD R.I.P.
I don't get to many Red Sox games as I live in Australia, but one which I did attend was the day I went with my father (who had talked about him when I was young),and my two children as their first Sox games. 3 generations.
It was the day they retired #6.
Rest in peace.
Johnny Pesky represents the best of baseball. I'll never forget his love of the game and kind embrace of all associated with it. Here's hoping Johnny can do something about this season from the other side!
David, We are so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing him with the Red Sox Nation.
He will be sore missed.
Thanks, Mr. Pesky, for your service, and all the great Red Sox memories. You will truly be missed. You, Ted, and the other heroes can now play forever in Fenway-Heaven.
Family, please understand how much Johnny was loved by all of us. Take comfort in knowing he is with the angels now.
so long my buddy see you on the other side.you will be very much missed
so sorry for Redsox Nation will miss
Johnny very much.
Red Sox nation and baseball is what it is because of people like Johnny Pesky. He represented everythng that is great about the game. My condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Pesky, a true Red Sox Legend, may he rest in peace.
RIP Johnny! You were one helluva guy and ballplayer! You will be sorely missed. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family as well.
A true Red Sox forever. Rest in peace Johnny you'll be missed.
Johnny Pesky wasn't just a wonderful man, he was a class act and believed in the institution of what baseball is all about. He didn't play for the money he played for the pride of the game. May you RIP Johnny. Red Sox Nation adores you!!
You may have worn #6 but you were #1 in dignity, kindess & effort.
Truly a great man. The world should be full of Johnny Peskys - we'd be a much better place. Go Sox!!
Johnny, enjoy being with the "All Stars" on The Other Side.
On this side, as a kid, Fenway Park was always a treat. Some kids never grow up. Thanks for the memories of my fun days of watching the Red Sox.
Johnny Pesky- you will forever be remembered by all of us who truly love the Red Sox- I remember going to Fenway with my Dad and you were either coaching or managing then- you will forever be missed and remembered. Soar with the angels- you have earned your wings- and for us who saw you at Fenway- thank you for the memories #6 will forever be immortalized by us who loved you thru baseball. Godspeed Johnny and my deepest sympathy to your family and friends.
how can you not love jOhnny my symphany to your family another red sox angel who we all treasure.
My Dear Johnny, I will miss your smiling face around the ballpark, but I will find some solace knowing you'll be high above watching over Fenway, forever and one day.
Johnny Pesky was the face of Red Sox for over 60 years. I was so happy in 2004, when we finally won a World Series, that the Sox players shared that glorious moment with him. It was so appropriate and awesome. Rest in peace, Mr. Pesky. You will be missed.
Thank you for the memories and the everlasting smile. Rest in peace.
Say it ain't so Johnny. A true dirt dog, but, more importantly, a true baseball ambassador and GREAT human being. Players and fans of any sport should take inspiration from and model their behavior after this true gentleman baseball player. His legacy is much larger than his raw, amazing numbers. #6 You will never be forgotten
Johnny was one of the most beloved people to see at America's most beloved ballpark. Godspeed, Johnny Pesky.
One of the great ones. A sad loss for baseball and the Bosox. RIP Johnny.
To me, you were what baseball was and should always be....RIP.
Best three hour dinner I ever had sitting next to Mr. Pesky. He treated me like I was the special one! A wonderful example for everyone! I will miss seeing him at all the games.
I got to meet Mr. Pesky in 1958 when he managed the Lancaster Red Roses. My baseball coach , "Ants" Souders, was his groundskeeper and became a great friend. At the All-Star game in'99 he interrupted a autograph signing session when I told him I was from Lancaster, PA. He immediately asked about "Ants" and his family and told me those were some of the happiest years in baseball- remembering a small apartment that he and Ruth shared near the ballpark.In all the things I've read from Tony C's biography to "Oil Can's", everyone remembers him as a genuine friend. His story is what makes America great.
Mr. Pesky, you were a father figure to the Red Sox players and also to the fans. During every game played at Fenway Park there is always a reference to 'the Pesky Pole' in your honor. It was heart warming to see your loyalty to your team over all these decades. You were the last of the great generation that gave back to your community and gave your all to the team. Thank you for the memories and thank you for your service to our country during WWII. Though my father passed away in March of 2004, he never lived to see the Sox win the Series, but thankfully you did. When the news cameras featured you during those exciting games, your smiling face reminded me of my own Dad. We loved you Johnny and we'll never forget you! Sincere condolences to your family and to the Red Sox fans. Roz Frizzell/Brookline, MA
Baseball in Boston will never be the same. For decades players came and went, managers came and went, ownership changed., and through it all there was Johnny Pesky. I think the Baseball world and especially Red Sox Nation gave pause with the news of Mr Pesky's passing. Johnny will be long remembered and sorely missed. Spring training and Opening day will never be the same. Thank You Johnny for a liftime of service and for so many wonderful memories.
You will always be a hero to me. Rest in peace.
Red Sox nation will forever miss that smiling face of Mr. Pesky. Everytime you saw him at the ballpark, he was always smiling, laughing, telling stories, and signing baseballs for the kids. Thanks for all the memories #6 May you rest in peace as you reunite with your beloved wife. you are forever in our hearts. Also, thoughts and prayers to the Pesky family!
RIP #6, ITS A SAD DAY FOR RED SOX NATION. YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED!!
Abt 5 years ago , I was lucky to get a tour of the locker room ,
Just inide the door. in his chair, was John , the one I reconized immmediately
I had seeen him play in the 40 's with Ted Williams , Rudy York , Dom Dimagio, etc It was an honor to shakie his hand after 60 years
Words cannot describe such a wonderful man. My wife & I met him in the 1980's thru another dear friend Jack Rogers. RIP Johnny and may God Bless your family
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Thank you for your service to Country , baseball and Red Sox Nation !!! When kids need a hero they have only to look at you sir...rest in peace.
Rest in peace in The Field of Dreams Mr. Pesky. You were a hall of fame gentleman. If only the BBWA could have considered the years that you lost from your career serving in WW2 you should be in the Baseball HOF as well.
A great moment in my life: sitting between Johnny Pesky and George Mitrovitch for a half hour at a table in the rear of Eastern Standard! When it was time to go, Johnny thanked me for joining them. Image that! A wonderful man!
Mr Pesky, Thanks for all the great memories.
One of the biggest gentlemen and truly kind caring human beings
. we were all blessed to experienced baseball with Mr.Pesky.
Rest in peace, Mr. Pesky. You were, through and through, a gentleman and statesman for a Red Sox nation that didn't always deserve you, but thankfully appreciated you in the end. May your name be ever etched in the mouths of all Red Sox fans, and may the memory of your character never die.
As a born and bred Yankee fan I can only say rest in peace Johnny - you were a real class act and rivalry aside you are a true baseball guy and a real class act. Just hearing your name brings all that is good of our rivalry.
Thanks Johnny. " Lets eat ! "
A fond aloha from a fan in Honolulu. Must be a game in heaven this week.
Mr. Pesky may you rest in eternal peace..
You served our country, you played for the Red Sox and gave your time to the organization and the fans who follow the Red Sox.
I am glad you witnessed the 2004 championship and were there for the 100th anniversary. You will be missed dearly!
God Bless You..
We were lucky to have Mr. Pesky on our side.
A Boston original and legend. He'll be sorely missed.
Mr. Pesky was an example of a man who lived every minute to its fullest extent..a wonderful life lived by someone who appreciated the game he played and loved..be well..
God Bless you Johnny. Will be missed and passed on in my family forever!
I met him during the 2007 playoffs, and I was amazed at how much of a genuinely nice guy he was. He had an amazing career and lived far more than most. Deepest sympathies for the family.
You gave us so much, Johnny. Now it's your time to hit 'em out over God's Green Monster.
Johnny - thank you for all the good years!
My son and I were outside Fenway Park back in June 2006 before a Mets-Sox game and ran into Mr.Pesky,what a gentleman.Teased my 10 year old about being a Mets fan,took pictures and was an absolute pleasure to be around. RIP, Mr.Pesky and thank you for your kindness...
We lost an icon today. RIP Mr. Pesky.
Johnny Pesky RIP. You will be remembered as long as I live. I have been a Red Sox fan from Oregon since 1947 and you were one of the greatest.
I was born and raised a Red Sox fan and among my many memories is watching opening day 2005 as the team was given their world series rings. When Johnny Pesky was given his, I suddenly realized that I was crying. Johnny was a big part of the heart of Fenway and he will be missed!
I hope everyone will join me in celebrating Johnny Pesky's life. Here is a man who lived his entire life doing what he loved more than anything. Isn't that the way it's supposed to be? I'm sad for those who loved you and will miss you. I am happy for you, for the life you had, and now for the life you'll have. Thank you Johnny, and God Bless!
I was fortunate enough to be in attendance for the game where the Red Sox celebrated his 85th birthday, dedicated a plaque in his honor and flew in Bobby Doerr for the occasion. It was special to see great players together again. RIP Johnny Pesky
No one is bigger than the game, but the game wouldn't be as big with out guys like Johnny Pesky.
My condolences to the entire Pesky family.
Although I'm a Cubs fan from Nebraska, my condolences go to the family, friends and fans of Johnny Pesky. Mr. Pesky was the very definition of a true "baseball man" - a very fine player & a great teammate. His lifelong friendships with Ted Williams, Dominic DiMaggio & Bobby Doerr is what baseball is really all about. Just as Wrigley Field isn't quite the same without Ron Santo, I'm sure the same will be true at Fenway without #6. Rest in peace, Mr. Pesky.
One of the greatest memories I have is when my family came across Pesky (he said that there are no Mr's on the ballfield)at Fenway and he graciously allowed us to take a picture with him. He also wanted us to see the World Series Ring and he let my kids try it on. He represents what a true Baseball Legend is supposed to be. Rest in peace.
RIP !! Enjoyed the last 68 years with you as a model of loyalty, strength and love.
A part of Red Sox Nation is now gone... R.I.P. Johnny Pesky and thanks for all you did not only for the Red Sox but the game of baseball.
May God Bless you and your family always.
Bernie Fallon Belmont, Mass.
A gentleman who has ably represented and personified the Red Sox for as long as I can recall will be missed by all of baseball - even by this lifelong Yankee fan. Rest in peace and God bless.
A wonderfully full life, well lived. Thank you Mr. Pesky, for all you gave.
Thanks for 60+ years of memories.
Fenway will be a poorer place without you, Johnny. Thank you for sharing...
Johnny Pesky has been part of the Red Sox for longer then almost every fan alive today. He'll surely be missed. My condolence to his family, and extended Red Sox family.
Saw Johnny in front of the Sox clubhouse in 2006 and he was kind enough to sign my ticket. I told him what a great ambassador he was and he smiled and told me he didn't want to be considered an ambassador because it would mean he was retired!
Thank you for all you did helping our son Kevin become the kind of player and person he is. I will never forget you and the breakfasts we shared in Florida. Rest in peace.
The entire Youkilis family
My Sympathy goes out to the Pesky family.
Even though Johnny Pesky had a full life I am still sad maybe it is because he was the real thing and even grown ups need their heroes. He was the kind of guy you wanted to hold up as an example of how baseball players should be both during and after their playing days. He will be missed by all baseball fans.
Ted Williams has been looking for you up in heaven. We'll miss you here at Fenway Park but always will have memories of you and your lifetime of dedication to the Boston Red Sox.
A true Red Sox legend has left us, but all the great memories live on. Rest in Peace, Johnny.
Thank you for all your kindness to my family.You will live on in our hearts.God please comfort his son David.
Words cannot express the sadness that myself and the rest of Red Sox Nation feels today. For they must have needed another for a pick up game in heaven, and they called you today. Goodbye Johnny, thank you.
Sorry to see the news today. I remember my Dad telling me about Mr. Pesky and hearing him on the radio as a kid, and was able to meet him with my son before a Red Sox game. He was so friendly and such a great ambassador for the team. Our thoughts go out to his family.
Johnny was a great person as well as a good ballplayer. We will never forget him.
The embodiment of everything it means to be a Red Sox. Enuf said. R.I.P. #6
R.I.P, Mr. RED SOX. Your wonderful smile, ability to swing the FUNGO and your ever-presence at Fenway will never be replaced. RSN will live on thanks to JP.
We'll miss you, Johnny Pesky!!
I was sad to hear the news. When I came from Barbados in 1967, I learn about baseball on my own. I always like to listen to Johnny. He was a pure Red Sock and will be deeply miss.
Rest in Peace Johnny, Red Sox Nation will forever miss you
I'm sorry to hear about Johnny Pesky's passing today. As a Red Sox fan since '67, I know how much he meant to the Red Sox nation and how much Red Sox nation meant to him. He was a beloved player, broadcaster and ambassador. I remember when he was on the broadcast team with Ken Coleman, Ned Martin and Mel Parnell. Rest in peace Johnny.
Mr.Pesky, a true gentleman and a gentle man. RIP, number 6. It won't be the same without you.
Fall River, MA
bobby Doerr is now the sole survivor of the remarkable quartet that personified Boston baseball in the forties. While Ted overshadowed the other three with his Ruthian talents on the field, Dom, Johnny, and Bobby went on to carve out wonderful lives, particularly as devoted family men. We will not see their like again.
We had the great pleasure of meeting Mr. Pesky at Sox Spring Training in 2005. He was sweet and gracious, and as Commissioner Selig said today, a true ambassador for baseball and the Red Sox. I am sad for Sox fans, but know that God finally has the shortstop He's been waiting for. Rest in Peace.
Johnny Pesky was Legend. He was loved by eveyone, not only within RedSox organizer but in the Baseball world and even in other sports. It was honor having him around at Fenway park. He was kind and always in the upbeat mood even at his age. He will be missed forever and my deepest condolences goes to his family. I consider myself a crazy Red Sox fan, but I am nothing compare to him. Thank you Johnny for so many great memories. You will never be gone from our heart. :-) Sincerely,
May God Bless you Johnny. We will miss you.
Such a sad day. Rest in peace, Johnny. You will be missed.
I was sad to hear the news today about the great Johnny Pesky. He was a great player and a mentor for all younger players. You always told the best stories. Thanks Johnny. Rest in peace.
Johnny, you will always be a Red Sox legend. I was honored to meet and have picture taken with you. God Bless your soul.
My son will never forget you signing his baseball while sitting outside of Fenway near the players' entrance. You were loved by the fans, because you loved the fans. Thank you for all you did for the Red Sox and baseball.
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
One of the Red Sox greats.
RIP Johnny. A true gentlemen who represented Boston and the Red Sox Nation with class for so many years. God Bless.
I met Johnny when my friends and I worked concessions Fenway as teenagers in the mid 1980s. He was always so gracious to talk with us and share stories with us about "the old days". He took great pride in carefully signing his autograph so it was legible and beautiful - something he felt an essential way of communicating what an honor it was to be asked to sign a ball. Thanks for making up such a large part of my most special fenway memories
John Pesky was a class act. I first knew of him as a broadcaster with Ned Martin and Ken Coleman. He was a very positive face of the Red Sox and helped many players develop. Rest in Peace.
My appreciation for Johnny came from my mother who watched him play. She was his favorite Red Sox and thus became mine even though I never saw him play. I got to meet him and talk with him twice at spring training. An autographed photo of him and me hangs prominently in my office. Highlight for me was my two kids treating me to the game when his number was retired. It was a rainy day but there was definitely a shining light that day. I will continue to wear my Pesky uniform shirt with great pride.
The worst rule that Major League Baseball EVER instituted restricted access to the dugout for people like Johnny. In his memory, it should be amended.
Johnny will always be held in beloved esteem by Red Sox Nation. Rest In Peace, Johnny.
From a RedSox fan in Australia, Rest in Peace, Mr. Pesky. You were, and always will be, part of RedSox history. A legend.
Red Sox Nation will miss you. Thank you for all you have done and come to mean to the Red Sox.
Rest in peace & watch over the Sox from above.
Every time I saw Johnny Pesky or heard him speak, it made me proud to be a life-long Red Sox Fan from a family of life-long Red Sox fans. He had absolute class. We could use more like him - especially now.
Thank you for so many great memories. I saw you manage and coach but my parents always talked about "you and Williams and Dom, the real DiMaggio". Your love for baseball taught me a lot.
Now in Philly, but always from Boston!
My wife and I met Johnny several times both in Boston and Ft. Myers. I told him how much I enjoyed "Teammates" and he was thrilled. He will be missed. Thanks for everything Johnny.
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Rest in Peace, Johnny. You will always be remembered in Boston and all of baseball.
What a wonderful man! My deep condolences to his family.
I have met Mr. Pesky a few times such a gentleman. Red Sox Nation has lost a great one #6. You are now reunited with the love of your life Ruthie. My favorite day seeing you was represented in the picture I am attaching. Thanks Johnny for everything to me you are Mr. Baseball.
R.I.P Mr.Baseball. your wonderful smile and presence at Fenway will be misssed.
About ten years ago, my Uncle Moe met him in Fort Myers in one of his spring training trips, said he was a great guy. They took a picture that is, to this day, a family treasure. I've always looked at it fondly, even more so once Uncle Moe passed two years ago. Guessing my uncle is hanging out at the field up there in heaven right now, watching Ted, Dom and Johnny messing around. RIP Johnny, I don't have the slightest idea who will ever take your place.
Johnny will be terribly missed. He is and always will be one of the greatest man in baseball. RIP Johnny
That spring of '08 "Johnny" told me I'd never live to see his #6 up on that RF wall. Well before '08 ended both he & I did live long enough to see it happen. Very Much Deserved. Baseball H of F is the loser that he was never inducted. Best day of my baseball life, John. RIP
rip Johnny.. My dad loves wathing you with the red sox// RIP
RIP, Johnny. You were a great ambassador. I was the happiest for you the night the Sox won the series in 2004.
A true gentleman who dedicated his life to the Boston Red Sox. He was an icon for Red Sox Nation. He will never be forgotten
Who remembers that Johnny Pesky was the first AL hitter to get 200 or more hits in each of his first 3 seasons & lead the AL in hits each time. Of course this was wrapped around 3 years Navy service in WW II so the purists don't recognize it. Higgins & Dropo both had 12 consecutive hits & Johnny & Speaker are next with 11. Johnny even sat out games to give Billy Goodman enough at bats to win 1950 bat
title as a utility player. RIP Johnny.
There has never been and will never been a classier Red Sox than Johnny. You will be missed.
I've been a Sox fan since I was 10 during that magical season of '67 & pretty much the one constant thru it all has been Johnny Pesky. I had the privilege to briefly meet him at Spring Training in 2007 and get his autograph and was fortunate to seem him on the field this year at the 100th. A truer ambassador for baseball and for the Red Sox there has never been nor ever will be. Good bye Johnny, we will miss you.
Our sympathies to the Pesky family. Red Sox Nation and all lovers of baseball have lost an icon. What a wonderful man and ambassador for the Red Sox and baseball. Thank you Johnny! God Bless
RSN has lost a great friend,player and most of all a great person!
He surely is watching down on his beloved Red Sox,between games of catch with Ted.
May God bless you Johnny. Three generations of my family loved you. Thank you for all the kindness you showed fans of baseball.
Peace to Johnny & his family ... your all in my prayers. Wonder if the old gang have gotten a game going yet?!
It's a sad day in Red Sox nation. A sad day in baseball. You were one of a kind and though I was too young to see you play, you will always be remembered for who you were, what you accomplished and what you meant to the Red Sox. I bet Ted was there to welcome you home! You'll be missed forever!!!
RIP Johnny. You played before my time but your contributions to the team and the city went far beyond your playing career. We'll miss you...
I got to meet Johnny, and I call him Johnny because when I addressed him as "Mr. Pesky," he kind of glared at me and said, "Not Mr. Pesky, you just call me Johnny.", at a game when he happened to be sitting in the stands. It was a thrill to have him sign my son's cap as he sat next to him for a moment. He gracious and it was more than an honor to meet him. Thanks Johnny....
Johnny Pesky was a tremendous icon in Ft Myers during spring training. Fans loved seeing him on the field with the players, he always spent time talking with fans @ City of Palms Park. We will miss Johnny in Ft Myers/
It's a very sad day in Red Sox Nation today. We have lost one of our very best. Thanks for the memories Johnny and for always being so humble. Rest in peace #6. You will remain in our hearts forever.
You were the soul of the Red Sox. Thanks for the memories.
A truer Red Sox there never was. Love You Johnny! May you rest in eternal peace.
My daughter's high school lost a beloved alum. May everyone in baseball aspire to the goodness and decency of Johnny Pesky.
You were the most gracious gentleman and a true devoted baseball player and Hometown Fan you will be so sadly missed by all R>I>P> Johnny
The best commercials on my father Jess Cain's morning show were the ones with Johhny and Sal...the window boys!!!! Class act and one of my dad's trye friends!!!!
All our thoughts...,
Paul Gaffney and family
This is a truly sad day, not just for Red Sox Nation, but for for all of us who love baseball.
I am almost 70 years old, Boston born and raised. I got to see Johnny Pesky, Ted Williams, Dom DiMaggio, Bobby Doerr, Vern Stephens, and so many others (like Ellis Kinder and Sammy White.
For those who aren't old enough to remember what a special time that was, please take a look at three wonderful books, "The Teammates" and "Summer of '49" by David Halberstam and Dom DiMaggio's wonderful recollections of the Sox and the Yankees in 1941 in "Real Grass, Real Heroes".
Johnny, may you rest in peace.
Thank you for being the class act of the Red Sox for so many years. You will be missed.
never met the man but always appeared to me to be both a pleasure and a treasure.......his legacy and legend as a human being will live on...
R.I.P. Johnny. My brother really looked up to you. May your family be blessed. Amen
Johnny Pesky was in the same flight school as my grandfather in WWII. Attached is a picture of Johnny kneeling next to my grandfather in the bottom row from the right. I can picture the two of them catching up for lost time right now. RIP JP
I've had the pleasure to know (from afar) Mr. Johnny Pesky. As a Red Sox fan of 48 years we will all miss his presence in the dug out when the camera spans there. Hopefully, you passed in peace. Thanks for all the memories Johnny, you WILL be missed...!!!
May God rest your soul Mr. Pesky!
Not only a Red Sox legend... but a Sports Legend!!!
Red Sox Nation just lost it's patriarch and will never be the same.
Johnny Pesky was a class act. It was always so special to feel the link between the William's era Red Sox and the present with Johnny around. He lived a full life and all his memories should be celebrated.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
" It Has Been A " Really Rough Year In RED SOX NATION Now This, R.I.P. Johnny, You Will Be Missed & LOVED FOREVER !!
A Hall of Fame player in my book.
A Hall of Fame human being in everyone's.
Requiescat in pace, Mr. Pesky....
today is a day of sadness in the pesky family and all the redsox nation, we have lost a great one today
We've lost the face of the franchise. RIP Johnny Pesky.
Condolences to Johnny's family and friends, and to all of us in Red Sox Nation.
I never saw him play, but he was one of the first announcers I heard (with Ken Coleman & Ned Martin). As young and naive as I was, I though all teams had 3 announcers who rotated thru the radio & tv coverage!
RIP Johnny. (Say hi to Tony C for me!)
Thankfully the pole will keep future generations of Sox fans curious to know more about this great baseball man, and they'll appreciate what they learn about him.
As it's been for awhile now, Johnny's no longer on the bench, but still very much in the hearts of Red Sox fans.
I started watching you in '46 at age 9, met you at spring training many years, you had the best hand writing in all baseball! I will really miss you....
As a life-long Red Sox fan, Johnny Pesky has been a constant presence in my relationship with the team. A true gentleman and a class act....RIP Johnny.
I was fortunate enough to meet Johnny Pesky a few years ago. He was as gracious and humble a man as ever lived. My daughter still carries the note he wrote her that night. There is a hole in the heart of Red Sox Nation that will never be filled.
We met Johnny's brother at Mount Calvary Cemetary in Portland 5 or 6 years ago . He told us stories of he and Johnny growing up in Portland near the old Vaughn Street Ballpark. Portland's native son became a Red Sox legend. Rest in peace Johnny.
The Mathews family
You were what is right about Baseball. A class act. PIR johnny you deserve it.
Thanks for the memories and may you rest in peace.
RIP Mr. Pesky -- always a gentleman and a class act. You conducted yourself with grace and dignity. Today's professional athletes could learn a lot from your example.
Never forgotten, RIP Johnny Pesky, your smile and love of the game will be missed by all Red Sox Fans.
You captured our hearts and never let them go. A hero, a gentleman, a friend. You were, are and always will be the true symbol of Red Sox Nation. Condolences to your family, they are in our thoughts. I'm glad you and your beloved Ruth have been reunited.
God Speed Johnny, thanks for all the memories, grace and humor.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Pesky family. Johnny was a great player, teammate, and ambassador for the organization. He will be missed by Red Sox Nation.
Will always be Mr Red Sox. I know Ted was there to meet you. We love you Johnny.
The Red Sox organization and its fans have been blessed to have Johnny Pesky. It was a pleasure to meet him at Spring training. He'll be dearly missed.
What a classy gentleman. Thank you for being such an inspiration. You will be missed. God bless.
Rest in Peace, Johnny. You were my last connection to my Dad. He loved you and through him, taught me baseball, life's lessons and your gentle ways.
I feel I've lost a family member and know your'e with God and your beautiful wife.
I grew up following the Red Sox in the late 1940s and 50s. I am still an ardent fan and follow them daily year round. Johnny Pesky will always live in my memories of the Red Sox. In my lifetime he was their first great shortstop.
My Dad's two favorite, players Johnny and Ted.Ted and my Dad passed away within days of each other. My Dad was the same age as John (a month apart) and he loved these two guys My Uncle served in the Navy with both stationed together, and Johnny wrote a nice letter a few years ago that my Uncle cherished. I may have seen Johnny play Barnstorming ball in NH and he may have come to sports nights in our town. I just missed remembering Johnny as a ballplayer, but the dedication will always be remembered a true legend.
I first remember him as the manager when the Sox stunk. But after he was let go he was always there. First as a broadcaster then coach w/out the title. I'm glad a world series was won while he was still here.
He is the definition of a baseball man.
Thank You Johnny.
Right now, him and Ted are talking about what the problems are w/ the Sox
You will be missed Johnny!!
The world just lost a real good guy.
RIP MR PESKY YOU ARE AND ALWAYS WILL BE REDSOX BASEBALL. YOU WILL BE MISSED
DINO AND THE GANG
Was lucky to meet Mr. Pesky the first time I went to Fenway. A true gentleman and great person will be missed. Condolences to friends and family of Mr. Pesky.
Johnny Pesky is one of the of Red Sox that make me such a fan of the Red Sox
I was born and raised in Boston and in our household, Johnny was revered. Rest in peace Johnny.
one of the greatest of all redsox players of all time. rest in peace.
G'night Johnny. Now you can call 'em as you see 'em from up there.
Bones, Albuquerque, NM.
What Class act. A true example of character on and off the field. You will be missed, Johnny, but never forgotten. We'll think of you everytime we see your Pole.
He took the time to chat with everyone who was interested. A lifetime of being a class-act.
I saw Pesky in Autograph Alley back in 2003. I thought about getting his autograph but I felt silly as a grown woman standing in line with a bunch of kids so I didn't. But he saw me standing there being all "fan girl" and he smiled and winked at me. Almost as good as an autograph...probably better. He will be so missed.
Johnny...Thanks for everything you gave to the City of Boston and the Red Sox. You were a true class act.
May God bless you, Johnny.
I remember as a kid watching you hit fungo in pregame warmups; I remember watching you on the bench with the players; I remember you in the stands as you got older; I remember you at the Salem Diner willing to talk to anyone. Red Sox Nation both rejoices and weeps
A true gentleman and one of class. RIP.
The perfect example of what a ballplayer should be.
Much beloved by the Nation, Johnny Pesky will forever live in our hearts. Condolences to the Pesky family, to Red Sox management, staff, and the players who were privileged to know him.
Johnny, You were one of my heroes when I was a kid growing up. To Johnny's family...he was a diligent, dedicated ballplayer and a beautiful man in every sense of the word. A treasure.
By all accounts Johnny was a great baseball man and a good human who loved his wife, team,city and country. A life so well lived.
There are those who make an impact in a short career and there are those who make a career out of making an impact. Mr. Pesky was the latter. He was an ambassador for not only the Red Sox but baseball itself. He will be missed. People like him aren't replaced easily.
Thanks for your dedication and passion. Rest in peace.
Farewell to a class act, from a Red Sox fan in Arizona. Halberstram's book The Teammates really sums up everything Pesky was - unselfish, hard-working, loyal. The Red Sox never had a better person affiliated with the club.
JOHNNY PESKY keep all dream about RED SOX life that he was great man and alway came to florida every winter and he teach every players about import train it then he alway chat with old time players or new players it is true
you will be missed by Red Sox nation!
One of the best Red Sox ever !! What a great ball player and a class act as a human being.
Thanks for everything you have done for the Red Sox over the years.The Pesky Pole will forever be a tribute to such a Red Rox Treasure. R.I.P. Johnny!
Thank you for everything you did on the field and off the field as a coach, mentor and leader of the 1000's of players you have seen been part of the RedSox through the years. A true national treasure. A forever Red Sock. My condolences to Johnny's family. Johny Pesky represents the best of baseball, Fenway. A gentleman who will be immortalized in Red Sox Nation. God Bless
Thank you doesn't seem like enough... Have a feeling that you will be watching over the boys of summer and the fans from the grandstands in heaven! You are so very loved!
Rest in Peace Johnny! You will be missed
We will miss you Johnny, you exemplified all that is good in baseball and more. What a great life! Thank you for all you gave to our country and the Red Sox.
While it is sad to hear of Johnny Pesky's passing, we can all admire and learn from a life well lived. A true gentleman and a man who was humble and kind. I met Johnny at Fenway Park during what turned out to be the last game of what I believe to have been the '99 season. The Yankees defeated the Red Sox in the decisive game of their playoff series that night. Johnny and his wife sat in front of us in the grandstands behind home plate. Johnny talked baseball with my friend and I as if we were old acquaintances. He talked about the '63 season when he had the helm and about Yaz and "Hot Dog" Malzone. He gladly did everything the Red Sox asked him to do and he is one of the people I proudly hold up to my sons as an example of a fine human being... Henry S. Turenne Jr.
A humble legendary player from who devoted his career to baseball and not the "BUCK" as what seems the most important reason for all sports nowadays! We will share many happy memories of Johnny and his loss will be felt for as long as his career.
Johnny, I met you as a 12 year old kid in the mid 70's - my Dad introduced you as a great former shortstop from the Red Sox. I had no idea who you were, but I remember very clearly how *nice* Mr. Pesky was to us - you joked with us and signed our program. I met you again with my then 10 year old son a few years ago while you were signing autographs for the fans in the Fenway stands before a Yankees game. I said "Thanks Mr. Pesky" after you signed my son's baseball. I remember you said to this 40 something guy, with a big smile, "Hey, who's calling me Mr. Pesky?" :^) Well Johnny, it was my pleasure meeting you both times. What a gentleman and wonderful person. Thanks for everything you've done for baseball, for the Red Sox, and for the kids. My faith tells me the Lord will great you in the very wonderful way you greated us, and better. We'll miss you. God bless! And many blessings to your family.
We will always have your pole.
When my mom was fighting cancer in the hospital (in 1972), Johnny's sister was my mom's roommate for a while. He graciously signed autographs for my mom, and was a helpful inpiration for all of us. His kindness continued for generations. Sincere condolences to the family and the Sox.
Thank you for everything you gave to Red Sox nation and to all of us.
Johnny Pesky was the epitome of class. He risked his life for his country, treated all fans with respect, dignity, and joy and is truly an inspiration. He deserves a spot in Cooperstown for his playing career and his life as a baseball ambassador. He was a great man who joins his other teammates in heaven.
God bless you Johnny-you were a Red Sox great!!!!
Johnny Pesky was the Boston Red Sox. I am so glad you got to see two Word Series Championships, I jsut wish you got to experience one as a player. May you rest in peace.
I'm sorry you are gone - you will be missed by so many. I am lucky to say you were at some of the games I attended. Everyone was always happy to see you. You were the spirit of the Red Sox and I offer my condolences to your family. Rest in Peace.
A true national treasure. A forever Red Sox gem. My condolences to Johnny's family. Johny Pesky represents the best of baseball, Fenway, and sport. A gentleman who will be immortalized in Red Sox Nation. God Bless.
A great man, he was a true Red Sock, his presence at spring training and opening day in 2013 will be greatly missed. Come on boys, the rest of this season needs to be dedicated to #6. RIP Johnny.
He was more than just Red Sox baseball, he was the patriarch of the Red Sox family - a constant reminder that legacies live beyond playing days, that grace lives in the walls of the dugout and not the confines of the press room, and that professionalism means showing up for work, every day, and giving it your all.
Rest in peace Johnny, a Red Sox legend, a true ambassador for the game and the team. You will be missed by all of Red Sox Nation!! Good-bye and thanks for the memories!!
I am sorry to hear of Johnny's death. I saw.him play when I was a child. He was a great man.
Johnny Pesky, a Red Sox legendary figure who was one of the best in teaching what it means to be a team player, through the wonderful example he provided within all of his various roles throughout his years as a "Red Sox". May we always have the "Pesky Pole" to remind us.
Vetran, Class Act .........LEGEND
A true Gentleman and ambassador for baseball, they don't make em like Johnny anymore.
you epitomized loyalty staying true to your friends and your team
Thank you Johnny for being the true embodiment of the Red Sox spirit. You had passion that exceeded any other man to step into this organization and your services were one of a kind. We don't see players or human beings as a whole with the drive, determination, and general human kindness that you had. Red Sox Nation will forever love you.
Thanks for the memories..... with much respect, RIP
So sorry to hear of the great Johnny's passing. What a wonderful player and true gentlemen. There certainly are not any ballplayers out there today like Johnny and he will always be loved and never forgotten.
Say it ain't so! Our new spirit of the sox. RIP and thank you
My heart goes out to the Pesky family in their time of sorrow. The world lost a great man with an everlasting legacy in both Boston and baseball.
Good Bye Johnny you were loved by many. You will be never forgotten
A true gentleman and a great ambassador for the game of baseball. Johnny's love for the Red Sox and their fans showed on his face everytime you saw him. RIP, Johnny and thank you for all the memories.
Johnny, I've loved you for 66 years. See you at the big show in the sky. We'll be a hell of a double play combo.
Johnny, you meant so much to us! You were a unique man, and such a good example to all the players. The best Ambassador the Red Sox ever had.. .Rest in peace with your Ruthie, and our condolences to dear David.
Margot and Billy Hill
Johnny Pesky was a symbol of what the Red Sox were as a team. He will be missed by all of Red Sox nation.
Johnny was the nicest guy I ever met. may he rest in peace.
RIP Johnny Pesky, from a long time member of Red Sox Nation! I wish more pro players where more like you. You will be missed.
I was a honor to have met Mr.Pesky years ago at McCoy stadium and he was kind enough to talk to a few of us and telling stories about Ted Williams,it was unreal .Great man may you rest in peace John a true Boston Red Sox forevever,Red Sox Nation loves you Johnny.
GOD BLESS YOU JOHNNY.WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU.BE OUR GUARDIAN ANGEL FOR RED SOX NATION.REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND
RIP Johnny Pesky. Fenway Park won't be the same without you.
Over the years, I had written Mr. Pesky and asked him for autographs on various things I had gotten for my Red Sox collection. He graciously signed every single item I ever sent him. I am sure he was hounded by fans over the years with such similar requests but I am truly grateful for all he did for me.He was a special person. Thanks, Mr. Pesky.
Bar Harbor, ME
Thanks you, Johnny, and RIP.
Johnny, you were one of the classiest men I have ever met. You were a baseball man, a family man and a great man of faith. Thanks for making my life that much better for having met you!
I will never forget meeting Johnny Pesky during spring training- what a gentleman. The video of him watching the 9th inning of the 2004 series winning game is priceless. Rest in Peace Mr. Pesky
He was a great man who loved the Red Sox and baseball.
Mr. Pesky, I met you a couple of times in the 1990s and you were positively one of the most dashing gentlemen I have ever met in my life. Your kindness and consideration for my son will not be forgotten. I extend my sincerest condolences to your family.
I was very young when I first heard of Johnny. He was an inspiration for me throughout my life for his hustle, guile, and never-give-up approach to the game. Williams, Yaz, Rice, Fisk & Doerr might have been the most talented Red Sox players ever but Johnny Pesky was the best.
I just heard, and as a fan of the wonderful job as a beloved ambassador for the game of baseball, the Red Sox, and for New England, I would like to offer my sympathies on the passing of Mr. Johnny Pesky. What sad, sad news today for the game. I was a born a NYer and a Yankees fan, and yet am proud to live in New England for a decade for college, law, and grad schools, and appreciated what Mr. Pesky meant to so many; hard to say, but I heard his passing and felt it in my gut. What a stellar man, both in his personal attributes and his commitment to the area, its fans, and in his charitable endeavors. My condolences to the great and passionate fans of New England and Red Sox Nation worldwide, and my fondest thoughts and sympathies to Mr. Pesky's families and friends. Baseball lost a wonderful light today.
Thank you very much from all of us that admired you Mr Pesky.
Very sad day for baseball. Most condolences to Johnny's family and also the whole Red Sox Nation from a yankee fan.
What a man. There is nothing but good about this man. Great ballplayer & person. May God Bless him & family.
I am very sad to hear of Johnny's passing. He was a mentor to my father his entire career and long after and a family friend. He was a true gentleman always. I know he is with his beloved Ruthie in heaven. We send thoughts and prayers to his entire family. RIP, Johnny.
Johnny Pesky was a true Red Sox. When you think of the team, you think J.P. R.I.P
With thanks from a grateful Red Sox Nation. Rest in Peace!
You will alwyas be remembered as THE #1 Red Sox player of all time.
Rest in peace.
We will always love you, Johnny Pesky. You are the heart and soul of the Boston Red Sox, and you will never, ever be forgotten.
Thank you Mr. Pesky for your service to this country and for bringing grace, wisdom, passion & integrity to the Boston Red Sox organization for more than 70 years. Rest well and Godspeed.
You were a true class act, always making time for fans and mentoring the young kids coming up in the game with that ever-present smile. Tirelessly loyal to the Red Sox franchise to the end. You will be so missed by Boston and all of baseball. Rest in Peace, #6. It's a hell of a team you put the uniform on for now.
A true hero and wonderful man. You will be missed by all players, but most of all the fans who enjoyed your spirit and hustle.
great man. called my son onto the baseball field in winter haven for a photo shoot, made my son's day. fond memories of a class act. god bless you johnny.
I only met Johnny once but it was something I will never forget. Good-Bye MR. RED SOX
My deepest sympathy to Johnny's family.
I feel like I've lost a favorite uncle. I met him once, many years ago at spring training in Winterhaven. Johnny Pesky, for me, represented all that is (was) good about baseball and baseball players. I will miss seeing his kind face at Fenway
Rest in Peace,
You were a legend Johnny and will always be in our hearts and never be forgotten. RIP my friend and GO RED SOX!!