If it had something to do with the Red Sox, it had something to do with Johnny Pesky.
The Red Sox are 112 years old. Fenway is 100. Johnny “only” lived to be 92. But his life touched everything that ever had anything to do with the Red Sox.
The Carlton Fisk home run in the 1975 World Series? Johnny Pesky was the first to congratulate Pudge. Johnny was coaching first base for the ’75 Sox.
Jim Rice? Johnny worked with Rice every day, hitting him thousands of fungoes. Johnny made Rice a good outfielder.
Nomar? Johnny loved Nomar and Nomar loved loved him back. Johnny said Nomar reminded him a little of Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio. And Johnny, of course, played with Joe’s brother, Dominic DiMaggio.
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