Johnny Pesky

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Johnny Pesky
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Shortstop / Third baseman / Manager
Born: (1919-02-27)February 27, 1919
Portland, Oregon
Died: August 13, 2012(2012-08-13) (aged 93)
Danvers, Massachusetts
Batted: Left Threw: Right
debut
April 14, 1942, for the Boston Red Sox
Last appearance
September 24, 1954, for the Washington Senators
Career statistics
Batting average.307
Home runs17
Runs batted in404
Teams

As player

As manager

Career highlights and awards

John Michael "Johnny" Pesky (born John Michael Paveskovich; February 27, 1919 – August 13, 2012), nicknamed "The Needle" and "Mr. Red Sox",[1] was an American professional baseball player, manager and coach. He was a shortstop and third baseman during a ten-year major league playing career, appearing in 1,270 games played in 1942 and from 1946 to 1954 for three different teams.

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