Johnny Pesky connected generations

From Ted Williams to David Ortiz, Red Sox legend brought a nation together

Updated: August 13, 2012, 11:04 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Any time the Boston Red Sox would honor Johnny Pesky, or one of his generation of Red Sox players, he would struggle to fight back the tears, especially later in his life.

Now, the tears are for him.

Pesky passed away on Monday. He was 92.

Throughout the day, former Red Sox players and personnel were asked to comment on Pesky's life and career in the game. The common theme was that he was always just one of the guys. If you cared about the Red Sox, ...

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