Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/13/12
    wikipedia.org     On the anniversary of the deaths of Hall of Famers Mickey Mantle (1995) and Phil Rizzuto (2007), baseball lost another well known and loved figure. Johnny Pesky passed away today at the age of 92 after spending over 60 years with the Boston Red Sox organization. Pesky was adored by Red Sox fans for his continued loyalty to the organization, appearing on the team’s bench as late as the mid 2000s. VIEW MY ARTICLE ON THE OLDEST LIVING FORMER MLB PLAYERS FROM MAY WHICH INCLUDED PESKY     After being drafted by the Red Sox in 1940, Pesky made his major league debut in the 1942 season. He burst on the scene, hitting .331 with 207 hits and 105 runs scored. He then missed the next three seasons due to milltary service before returning to the Red Sox in 1946. He picked up where he left off, hitting .335 with 208 hits and 115 runs scored. He followed that up hitting .324 with 207 hits and 106 RS in 1947. An amazing start to a career considering he miss...
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