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Johnny Pesky memorabilia being auctioned

A tearful Johnny Pesky acknowledges the crowd in 2007. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

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A treasure trove of World Series bling and other MLB paraphenalia once belonging to the late great Johnny Pesky will be auctioned Saturday at Pesky’s second home, Fenway Park. Hunt Auctions is handling the sale of an impressive stash of items collected over the course of Mr. Red Sox’s career. They include his 2004 World Series ring, valued at $50,000 to $100,000, his 2007 World Series ring, his 1986 and 1975 American League Championship rings, autographed baseballs, bats, cards, trophies, and the Rolex watch given to Pesky when his number — 6 — was retired by the team. In all, there are over 200 items. (A portion of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Jimmy Fund.) “We are very proud to share with fans a unique life, and a history of baseball stretching over seven decades,” said David Pesky, son of the player nicknamed The Needle. A teammate and close friend of Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr, and Dom DiMaggio, Pesky was with the Red Sox for 61 of his 73 years in baseball, as a player, coach, and manager. He died in 2012 at the age of 93. The live auction, which will also include items from the collection of 19th-century Hall of Fame pitcher Charles “Kid” Nichols, begins at noon Saturday in the State Street Pavilion at Fenway The auction preview will be held Friday starting at 10 a.m.

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