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Johnny Pesky lived, breathed Red Sox

Nobody ever loved the team or connected with its many fans and players more

Updated: August 14, 2012, 8:19 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- He was born -- Sept. 27, 1919 -- on the day Babe Ruth played his last game in a Boston Red Sox uniform. He was teammates with Ted Williams, managed Yaz and Tony C., sparred with Dick Stuart, shared a microphone with Ned Martin, coached Jim Rice and Fred Lynn, hit fungoes to Nomar, wept tears of joy with Tim Wakefield and Curt Schilling, and with Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr this past April was an honored guest at the 100th anniversary of Fenway, escorted to the center of the diamond by ...

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