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Red Sox legend Johnny Pesky remembered fondly by many


LYNN (FOX 25 / – Hundreds of people turned out to pay their respects to Red Sox legend John M. "Johnny" Pesky at the Solimine Funeral Home in Lynn on Sunday.

Pesky was not only a phenomenal player for the Red Sox, he was coach, manager, broadcaster, and champion of baseball.

Pesky's family held his wake from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Lynn where Johnny and his wife lived for many years.

The viewing was open to the public giving all a chance to pay their respects to the man who donned the number six jersey.

Pesky, who was known as Mr. Red Sox, passed away Monday, August 13 at the age of 92. 

Pesky, a shortstop, began his career in 1942, served in the Navy during World War II, and returned to play in the 1946 World Series.

Off the field, Pesky was a Portland, Ore. native.  He moved to Lynn where he lived with his wife, Ruth, and his son, David.

A private funeral mass and burial will be held on Monday.

The Red Sox will pay tribute to Pesky before Tuesday's game at Fenway Park.