The Red Sox honored one of its legendary players and former managers, Johnny Pesky, with the gift of a Chelsea Clock “Presidential” timepiece on Saturday April 14, 2012.
seventy-five years to the day after he made his Major League debut at Fenway Park – at a special Fenway Park 100th Anniversary celebration ceremony during Saturday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Pesky, age 92, was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 14, 1942, with the Boston Red Sox.
Pesky has been associated with the Boston Red Sox in various roles, including player and manager, for 60 of his 72 years in baseball. Pesky will be forever in the folklore of Red Sox and Fenway Park, with the right-field foul pole bearing the name “Pesky’s Pole,” as dubbed by Red Sox pitcher Mel Parnell.