Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Angels at Fenway - Many Fitting Tributes Being Offered in Memory of Pesky


August 14, 2012 


"He's also one of the only people in baseball to have a part of a ballpark named after him. Fenway's famed 'Pesky Pole' -- the right field foul pole -- was given the nickname by Sox broadcaster Mel Parnell. A former teammate, Parnell was poking a little fun at Johnny's lack of power -- he hit just 17 home runs, and only six at Fenway -- every one of which went out past the right field foul pole, now the shortest distance for a home run in major league ball." 
 
Author Bill Nowlin in Spahn, Sain, and Teddy Ballgame: Boston's (almost) Perfect Baseball Summer of 1948 
 


The Red Sox have announced that they will observe a special Moment of Silence in memory of Johnny Pesky prior to this coming Tuesday's game against the Angels.  How fitting; angels will be present in the park in more ways than one!

Al

1 comment:

Chris Tashjian said...

"How fitting; angels will be present in the park in more ways than one!"

I thought the exact same thing... I already have my FB check-in status planned out...