Red Sox to celebrate Pesky's life at Fenway Sept. 23


Red Sox to celebrate Pesky's life at Fenway Sept. 23

The Red Sox will present a Celebration of Life tribute to Johnny Pesky after their Sunday afternoon game on September 23 against the Orioles. Ceremonies are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. and will be open to fans who attend that days game and to the general public. There will be no charge.

Fans with tickets to the game may stay at the ballpark after the game (or depart and return), and fans without tickets to the celebration can enter after the finish of that afternoon's 1:35 p.m. game.

Fans may stay at the park until it closes at 9 p.m. Both current and former Red Sox players will be in attendance.

From a Red Sox statement: "In addition to hearing stories about Peskys 70-year career, fans will have the opportunity to walk on the warning track and see displays that illustrate his life as a player, coach, manager, broadcaster, ambassador, patriot, husband, father, and friend. Fans will also have the opportunity to write personal messages that will be given to his family and become part of the Nations Archives at Fenway Park."

Pesky passed away August 13 at the age of 93.