Johnny Pesky

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Birthdate 2/27/1919
Death Date 8/13/2012
Debut Year 1942
Year of Induction
Teams Red Sox, Senators, Tigers
Positions Manager, Second Base, Shortstop, Third Base

The AL hit leader in each of his first 3 seasons, All Star Johnny Pesky received MVP votes in four different campaigns & spent 73 years in the game.

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Johnny Pesky signed government postcard from 1948

Johnny Pesky signed government postcard from 1948

Johnny Pesky took the big leagues by storm, banging out a league-leading 205 hits and hitting .331 in his first Major League season. For his efforts, Pesky finished third in MVP voting in 1942. His next three seasons were spent away from the diamond and in the US Navy. When he returned in 1946, Pesky picked up where he left off, hitting .335 with a .427
Notice the postmark from 8/18/1948 in Lynn, Massachusetts - the home town of Johnny Pesky's wife

Notice the postmark from 8/18/1948 in Lynn, Massachusetts - the home town of Johnny Pesky's wife

While one side of the postcard bears the signature of Johnny Pesky, the other side has the US Postal Service’s stamp. This one shows a date of August 19, 1948 with Lynn, Massachusetts – the Boston suburb where Pesky’s wife Ruth was raised – as the location. Pesky’s Red

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