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Red Sox legend Pesky dies at age 92

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Boston Red Sox legend Johnny Pesky died at age 92 on Monday.

He has been tied to the Red Sox organization for over 73 years, as a player, broadcaster, manager and ambassador.

Pesky, a 5-foot-9 shortstop and fan favorite, had a career batting average of .307 in 10 seasons despite missing the 1943-45 seasons serving in World War II. Pesky broke through with the Red Sox in 1942 and returned to the team in 1946.

The Red Sox retired his jersey No. 6 in 2008.

The right field foul pole at Fenway Park is named "Pesky's Pole" though he hit only 17 career home runs.
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