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

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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