Johnny Pesky was a Red Sox player, manager, coach, broadcaster and special instructor. Most of all, Johnny Pesky was the ultimate goodwill ambassador for the Boston Red Sox. Johnny’s passing at age 93 on August 13, 2012, left a void that can never really be filled.
The former Boston Red Sox two-time All-Star pitcher recalls his introduction to winter baseball in the Mexican League in 1953.
The President of the Boston Braves Historical Association leads us on a walk down memory lane and demonstrates that while the Braves moved to Milwaukee in 1953, they left a legacy in Boston that lives on 60 years later.
To say former Red Sox pitcher Frank Sullivan has led an interesting life would be an understatement. He has traveled the world, practiced with the Boston Celtics, graced the cover of The Saturday Evening Post, and played the Old Course at St. Andrews.
The first time I met Ted Williams, he was as Splendid a Splinter as the legend suggested. It was the summer of 1956, four years before he’d retire as an active player, and I, not yet into my teens, was ready with an autograph book.