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Johnny Pesky (1919–2012)

Johnny Pesky was born on September 27, 1919 in Portland, Oregon, USA as John Michael Paveskovich. He is known for his work on The Teammates: A Portrait of a Friendship (2003), Boston Red Sox: 100 Years of Baseball History (2001) and Ted Williams (2009). He was married to Ruth Pesky. He died on August 13, 2012 in Danvers, Massachusetts, USA. See full bio »

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 2009 Ted Williams (TV Movie documentary) (source: footage)
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 2003 The Teammates: A Portrait of a Friendship (TV Movie documentary) (special thanks)
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 2009-2011 Prime 9 (TV Series)
- Greatest Non-World Series Players (2011) ... Himself
- Players of the 50's (2011) ... Himself
- Hitting Duos (2011) ... Himself
- Switch Hitters (2011) ... Himself
- Double Play Combos (2010) ... Himself
 2010 The Golden Greek: The Harry Agganis Story (Documentary)
 2009 Ted Williams (TV Movie documentary)
 2006 War Stories with Oliver North (TV Series documentary)
 2006 ESPN 25: Who's #1? (TV Series documentary)
- Most Underrated (2006) ... Himself
 2005 History Rings True: Red Sox Opening Day Ring Ceremony (Video documentary)
 2004 MLB on Fox Pregame Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 24 October 2004 (2004) ... Himself
 2004 2004 World Series (TV Mini-Series)
 2003 The Teammates: A Portrait of a Friendship (TV Movie documentary)
Himself (interviewee)
 2000-2001 ESPN SportsCentury (TV Series documentary)
- Bob Feller (2001) ... Himself
- Carl Yastrzemski (2000) ... Himself
- Ted Williams (2000) ... Himself
- Morris 'Moe' Berg (2000) ... Himself
 2001 Boston Red Sox: 100 Years of Baseball History (Video documentary)
Himself - Interviewee
 1975 The Way It Was (TV Series)
- The 1946 World Series (1975) ... Himself
 1963 1963 MLB All-Star Game (TV Special)
Himself - AL Coach
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 2004 Reverse of the Curse of the Bambino (TV Movie documentary)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Book's foreword: "Red Sox Encyclopedia" Darby, PA: Diane Publishing Co. ISBN-10: 0756779499; ISBN-13: 978-0756779498 See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 4 Articles | See more »


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Pesky spent three years in the Navy during World War II, although he did not see combat. See more »


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