Items from Boston’s Johnny Pesky to be auctioned
BOSTON (AP) Memorabilia from longtime Boston Red Sox player and coach Johnny Pesky’s personal collection will be sold during a live auction at Fenway Park next week.
The items include Pesky’s 2004 and ’07 World Series rings, as well as the Rolex watch he received when his number was retired by the team. Also to be auctioned are bats autographed by Ted Williams and a ball that includes a Babe Ruth signature.
Pesky was a player, manager, coach and broadcaster in a career with the club that spanned over 60 years. He died in 2012 at 93.
According to Hunt Auctions, his ring from the 2004 World Series championship is expected to fetch $50,000 to $100,000.
A portion of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Jimmy Fund.