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Johnny PeskyTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1942-1954 MLB Years: 1942-1954
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PositionsSS-591, 3B-460, 2B-137Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJohn Michael Pesky
Height5-9Weight168BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateSeptember 27,1919PlacePortland,Oregon
Death DateAugust 13,2012 [92.321]
High SchoolLincoln (Portland,OR)
MLB DebutApril 14,1942 [22.200]
OrganizationsBOS [8] DET [3] WS1 [1] Awards0Awards Voting4-300
TBC Player ID16530Retrosheet IDpeskj101MLBAM ID120450
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Player Notes:   Elected to Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 1995 ... The Boston Red Sox retired his #6 on September 28,2008
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed71Power43Contact42XBH37RBIs46Runs72Hitting83Durability83Team.527Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1942Boston Red SoxALMLBbos6ss221476201052052992511274236222008.331.375.416.79125840686.349.085.161.3746.125.250.860.29310.0019.51
1946Boston Red SoxALMLBbos6ss26153621115208434255986529314008.335.401.427.82826549703.349.092.198.3919.254.130.450.28310.5023.56
1947Boston Red SoxALMLBbos6ss271556381062072780391297222090010.324.393.392.78525035719.336.068.185.37110.013.060.310.000.0016.91
1948Boston Red SoxALMLBbos63b28143565124159266355359932670010.281.394.365.75920635677.294.084.255.36614.624.730.320.44188.3322.01
1949Boston Red SoxALMLBbos63b291486041111852772698410019450012.306.408.384.79223236713.314.078.250.38014.032.660.190.28302.0019.46
1950Boston Red SoxALMLBbos63b301274901121532261492110431560013.312.437.388.82519029605.332.076.290.39517.195.120.300.17490.0018.95
1951Boston Red SoxALMLBbos6ss3113148093150206341228415270010.313.417.398.81519129573.318.085.260.38514.662.620.180.52160.0019.33
1952Boston Red SoxALMLBbos63b322567101020020315511001.149.313.179.49212284.161.030.209.26117.865.950.330.000.0020.00
1952Detroit TigersALMLBdet7ss-2b32691772645401912411105002.254.394.294.688525223.267.040.266.34118.394.930.270.45177.0011.11
1952Totals for AL-AL         9424436556011115561616003.225.372.262.634647307.238.037.250.31918.245.210.290.33244.0012.73
1953Detroit TigersALMLBdet72b33103308439022122437271025004.292.353.390.74312025342.297.098.172.3427.892.920.370.58154.0027.78
1954Detroit TigersALMLBdet7342017530011003100002.176.300.353.6536120.133.177.353.30815.005.000.335.0017.0033.33
1954Washington Senators IALMLBws1112b3449158174043091110702102.253.296.316.612507171.263.063.127.2845.854.090.700.000.0017.50
1954Totals for AL-AL         691752243431101113802104.246.296.320.616568191.251.074.149.2866.814.190.620.52175.0018.60
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter1270474586714552265017404534966221825831082.307.394.386.78018322935516.319.079.220.00012.003.950.330.31279.1220.14
Boston Red Sox Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter1029408577612771964613361483958118923710072.313.401.393.79416042554760.326.080.224.00012.213.970.330.27314.2319.97
Detroit Tigers Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter19250274138261434497122210008.275.367.355.72217831585.282.080.211.00012.143.760.310.68125.5022.46
Washington Senators I Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter49158174043091110702102.253.296.316.612507171.263.063.127.0005.854.090.700.000.0017.50
Average MLB - Per 162 games1626051111862962527684283110010.307.394.386.78023437704.319.079.220.00012.003.950.330.31279.1220.14

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1942Boston Red SoxALMLBbos22SS147--3204653794822785.9555.34------147100.096.7
1946Boston Red SoxALMLBbos26SS153--2964792596800775.9695.07------153100.099.4
1947Boston Red SoxALMLBbos27SS133--2513911690658642.9764.83------15585.886.4
1947Boston Red SoxALMLBbos273B22--2538176463.9842.86------15514.214.3
1948Boston Red SoxALMLBbos283B141--1213032235446424.9513.01------14398.691.0
1949Boston Red SoxALMLBbos293B148--1843331648533517.9703.49------148100.096.1
1950Boston Red SoxALMLBbos303B116--1602571129428417.9743.59------12791.375.3
1950Boston Red SoxALMLBbos30SS8--2332275755.9656.88------1276.35.2
1951Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31SS106--2043402274566544.9615.13------13180.968.8
1951Boston Red SoxALMLBbos313B11--1419423733.8923.00------1318.47.1
1951Boston Red SoxALMLBbos312B5--511-316161.0003.20------1313.83.2
1952Detroit TigersALMLBdet32SS41--78101925188179.9524.37------6959.426.6
1952Detroit TigersALMLBdet322B22--27362126563.9692.86------6931.914.3
1952Boston Red SoxALMLBbos323B19--16284-4844.9172.32------2576.012.3
1952Detroit TigersALMLBdet323B3--25--771.0002.33------694.31.9
1952Boston Red SoxALMLBbos32SS2--32-1551.0002.50------258.01.3
1953Detroit TigersALMLBdet332B73--166183349352349.9914.78------10370.947.4
1954Washington Senators IALMLBws1342B37--9291422187183.9794.95------4975.524.0
1954Washington Senators IALMLBws134SS1---------------492.00.6
MLB Totals for SS - 7 season(s)-   SS591--1175181011138730962985.9645.05------5910.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 6 season(s)-   3B460--5229835812115631505.9633.27------4600.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 4 season(s)-   2B137--290321986620611.9854.46------1370.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1942Boston Red SoxALMLBbos22----147------
1946Boston Red SoxALMLBbos26----153------
1947Boston Red SoxALMLBbos27----13322-----
1948Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28-----141-----
1949Boston Red SoxALMLBbos29-----148-----
1950Boston Red SoxALMLBbos30----8116-----
1951Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31---510611-----
1952Detroit TigersALMLBdet32---22413-----
1952Boston Red SoxALMLBbos32----219-----
1953Detroit TigersALMLBdet33---73-------
1954Washington Senators IALMLBws134---371------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1946Boston Red SoxWorld SeriesMLB26730270000101300000.233.258.233.4917031.259.000.0673.239.683.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs730270000101300000.233.258.233.4917031.259.000.0673.239.683.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1956CarolinaCaroA+-36Manager.000-- 
1957BirminghamSouAA-37Manager.000-- 
1958LancasterEastAA-38Manager.000-- 
1959KnoxvilleSALA-39Manager.000-- 
1960VictoriaTexAA-40Manager.000-- 
1961SeattlePCLAAA-41Manager.000-- 
1962SeattlePCLAAA-42Manager.000-- 
1963Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos43Manager1617685.47228.07 
1964Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos44Manager1627290.44427.07 
1965Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit45First Base Coach1629072.5567.03Harry Walker
1966Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit46First Base Coach1629270.5683.04Harry Walker
1967Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBMLBpit47First Base Coach1628181.50020.57Harry Walker,Danny Murtaugh
1968ColumbusILAAA-48Manager.000-- 
1969Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos49Broadcaster1628775.53722.03Dick Williams,Eddie Popowski
1970Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos50Broadcaster1628775.53721.03Eddie Kasko
1971Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos51Broadcaster1628577.52518.03Eddie Kasko
1972Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos52Broadcaster1558570.5480.52Eddie Kasko
1973Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos53Broadcaster1628973.5498.02Eddie Kasko,Eddie Popowski
1974Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos54Broadcaster1628478.5197.03Darrell Johnson
1975Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos55First Base Coach1609565.594--1Darrell JohnsonLost World Series (Reds)
1976Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos56First Base Coach1628379.51215.53Don Zimmer,Darrell Johnson
1977Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos57First Base Coach1619764.6022.53Don Zimmer
1978Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos58First Base Coach1639964.6071.02Don Zimmer
1979Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos59First Base Coach1609169.56911.53Don Zimmer
1980Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos60First Base Coach1608377.51919.05Don Zimmer,Johnny Pesky
1980Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos60Manager1608377.51919.05 
1981Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos61Bench Coach1085949.5462.55Ralph Houk
1982Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos62Bench Coach1628973.5496.03Ralph Houk
1983Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos63Bench Coach1627884.48120.06Ralph Houk
1984Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos64Bench Coach1628676.53118.03Ralph Houk
1985Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos65Special assistant to GM1628181.50018.55John McNamara
1986Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos66Special assistant to GM1619566.590--1John McNamaraLost World Series (Mets)
1987Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos67Special assistant to GM1627884.48120.05John McNamara
1988Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos68Special assistant to GM1628973.549--1Joe Morgan,John McNamaraLost ALCS (Athletics)
1989Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos69Special assistant to GM1628379.5126.03Joe Morgan
1990Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos70Special assistant to GM1628874.543--1Joe MorganLost ALCS (Athletics)
1990Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAMinorbos70Manager1466284.42527.53 
1991Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos71Special assistant to GM1628478.5197.02Joe Morgan
1992Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos72Special assistant to GM1627389.45123.07Butch Hobson
1993Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos73Special Assistant, Player Development1628082.49415.05Butch Hobson
1994Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos74Special Assistant, Player Development1155461.47017.04Butch Hobson
1995Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos75Special Assistant, Player Development1448658.597--1Kevin KennedyLost in 1st Round (Indians)
1996Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos76Special Assistant, Player Development1628577.5257.03Kevin Kennedy
1997Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos77Special Assistant, Player Development1627884.48120.04Jimy Williams
1998Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos78Special Assistant, Player Development1629270.56822.02Jimy WilliamsLost in 1st Round (Indians)
1999Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos79Special Assistant, Player Development1629468.5804.01Jimy WilliamsLost ALCS (Yankees)
2000Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos80Special Assignment Instructor1628577.5252.52Jimy Williams
2001Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos81Special Assignment Instructor1618279.50913.52Joe Kerrigan,Jimy Williams
2002Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos82Special Assignment Instructor1629369.57410.52Grady Little-
2003Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos83Special Assignment Instructor1629567.5866.02Grady LittleLost ALCS (Yankees)
2004Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos84Special Assignment Instructor1629864.6053.02Terry FranconaWon World Series (Cardinals)
2005Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos85Special Assignment Instructor1629567.586--1Terry FranconaLost ALDS (Red Sox)
2006Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos86Special Assignment Instructor1628676.53111.03Terry Francona
2007Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos87Special Assignment Instructor1629666.593--1Terry FranconaWon World Series (Colorado)
2008Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos88Special Assignment Instructor1629567.5862.02Terry FranconaLost in ALCS (Tampa Bay)
2009Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos89Special Assignment Instructor1629567.5868.02Terry FranconaLost in ALDS (LA Angels)
2010Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos90Special Assignment Instructor1628973.5497.02Terry Francona
2011Boston Red SoxALMLBMLBbos91Special Assignment Instructor1629072.5567.03Terry Francona
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
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* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1955-04-14Released by Orioles. 
1954-12-21ContractSigned as Free Agent by Orioles. 
1954-11-10Released by Senators. 
1954-06-14TradeTraded by Tigers to Senators for Mel Hoderlein. 
1952-06-03TradeTraded by Red Sox with Don Lenhardt, Fred Hatfield, Walt Dropo and Bill Wight to Tigers for Hoot Evers, Johnny Lipon, George Kell and Dizzy Trout. 
1940-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.