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Pesky, Johnny


From the "This Great Game" card back: Pesky was just that—pesky. He was a slap-hitting batter who put the ball in play. Through his first three full seasons, Pesky had 620 hits and a career .330 average. He and Dom DiMaggio were like salt and pepper, setting the table at the top of the lineup in front of Ted Williams and Bobby Doerr. He tapered after that, but he was still a .307 career hitter and one of the most popular players to ever wear a Red Sox uniform.


Birth Date: February 27, 1919
Birth Location: Portland, OR
Death Date: August 13, 2012
Death Location: Danvers MA, USA
Weight: 168 lb
Height: 5 ft 9 in
Bats: L
Throws: R
Debut Date: April 14, 1942
Final Game Date: September 24, 1954
Years Played: 12
Games Played: 1,270
At Bats: 4,745
Runs: 867
Hits: 1,455
Doubles: 226
Triples: 50
Home Runs: 17
RBIs: 404
Stolen Bases: 53
Base on Balls: 662
Batting Average: 0.307
Position: Short Stop

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