Johnny Pesky

Johnny Pesky
1919 - 2012

Johnny Pesky  American Baseball


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American Baseballer Johnny Pesky was born John Michael Paveskovich on 27th September, 1919 in Portland, Oregon, USA and passed away on 13th Aug 2012 Danvers, Massachusetts, USA aged 92. He is most remembered for Boston Red Sox. His zodiac sign is Libra.

Johnny Pesky is a member of the following lists: Major League Baseball broadcasters, American League All-Stars and American military personnel of World War II.


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First Name Johnny
Middle Name Michael
Last Name Pesky
Full Name at Birth John Michael Paveskovich
Alternative Name Johnny
Age 92 (age at death) years
Birthday 27th September, 1919
Birthplace Portland, Oregon, USA
Died 13th August, 2012
Place of Death Danvers, Massachusetts, USA
Buried Swampscott Cemetery, Swampscott, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Height 5' 9" (175 cm)
Weight 168lbs (76 kg)
Build Athletic
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Grey
Distinctive Feature Needlenose, Mr. Red Sox
Zodiac Sign Libra
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Lincoln (Portland, OR)
Occupation Text Former Major League Baseball Player
Occupation Baseball
Baseball Position Shortstop, Third Baseman, Second Baseman
Bats Left
Throws Right
MLB First Game Date 14th April, 1942
MLB Final Game Date 24th September, 1954
Claim to Fame Boston Red Sox
Father Jakov Paveskovich (Jul. 1, 1873 - Oct. 7, 1948)
Mother Marija Bajama Paveskovich (1887 - Feb. 19, 1953)
Brother Vince Paveskovich (August 21, 1921), Anthony J. Paveskovich (1912 - 1965)

John Michael Pesky (born John Michael Paveskovich; February 27, 1919 – August 13, 2012), nicknamed "The Needle" and "Mr. Red Sox", 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 teams. He missed the 1943–45 seasons while serving in World War II. Pesky was associated with the Boston Red Sox for 61 of his 73 years in baseball—from 1940 through June 3, 1952, 1961 through 1964, and from 1969 until his death. Pesky also managed the Red Sox from 1963 to 1964, and in September 1980.

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Johnny Pesky92 LibraBaseball
Ruth Pesky82 VirgoRelative


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Prime 92009Himself (11 episodes, 2009-2011)TV Show
2004 World Series2004Himself (unknown episodes)TV Show
ESPN SportsCentury1999Himself (4 episodes, 2000-2001)TV Show
The Way It Was1974Himself (1 episode, 1975)TV Show
1963 MLB All-Star Game1963Himself - AL CoachTV Show




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