Boston Red Sox Honor Johnny Pesky With Black Stripe On Jersey Sleeve

cody ross johnny pesky stripe jersey

A.B. As seen on Cody Ross’ jersey above, the Boston Red Sox will honor Johnny Pesky with a black stripe on their road jersey sleeves for the rest of the 2012 season. Pesky, who was 92 years old, died earlier this week at a local area hospice. He was a beloved member of the Red Sox family for over 60 years and will be missed by the players, management and fans alike.

2013 Update:

Q: Why are the Boston Red Sox wearing a black stripe on their jersey… like they did in 2012 for Johnny Pesky?

A: To honor the Boston Marathon victims.

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