Johnny Pesky’s # 6
It’s official. I just snuck my way down to the press conference to see the momentous occasion for myself.
I’m interested to see what you all think of this move by the organization. Of course, we all know that for many years there had been formal rules as to who could have their number retired (you had to have played for the Sox for a minimum of 10 years, retired as a member of the Boston Red Sox, and been enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame).
But for those of you who might think that an exception should not have been made for Pesky, consider this, he has been a member of the organization for 57 total years. He hit over 200 hits in each of his first three seasons (which by the way, were interrupted by 3 years in WWII).
Brian Babineau/Boston Red Sox
Anyhow…I’m VERY interested to hear what you think, why you think it, and who (if anyone else) you think should have their number retired. Boggs? Rice? Cy Young? Pedro? Tiant?
Can’t wait to read what you think!