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A TRIBUTE TO MR. RED SOX: Johnny Pesky

A TRIBUTE TO MR. RED SOX: Johnny Pesky

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 Splendid Splinter: Ted Williams

The Splendid Splinter: Ted Williams

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.