Red Sox Add Patch, Black Armband to Honour Pesky

Written By:  •  Wednesday, August 15, 2012

UPDATE (Oct 26, 2013): NOTE. This article is from 2012. If you’re looking for why the Red Sox are wearing the black armband during the 2013 World Series against the Cardinals, click here for the explanation.


Johnny Pesky, World War II vet and former Boston Red Sox infielder, manager, and colour commentator died on Monday at the age of 93.

Pesky had been associated with the Red Sox organization in one way or another for an incredible 61 years, his number 6 was retired by the organization and the right field foul pole at Boston’s Fenway Park is named “Pesky’s Pole” in his honour.

To commemorate the impact Pesky had on the Boston Red Sox the team has announced they will wear a patch on their home and home alternate jerseys for the remainder of the 2012 season.

Johnny Pesky black memorial armband below the Fenway 100 patch, worn on road uniform only

The patch will be a two-inch black circle with Pesky’s #6 in white.  A simple memorial armband will be worn on their road uniforms, presumably because the road uniform already contains patches on both arms.


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  • looks fantastic imho

  • This has to be a record year for memorial patches on MLB uniforms!

  • I actually just did an article for where I talk about memorial patches (it’ll be published at 2pm), you’d be surprised the amount of memorial patches worn in 2011 vs 2012

  • ingmar66

    A fitting tribute to Number 6.

  • Blaine Coldiron

    I believe I would look for a yellow ribbon around Pesky’s Pole at Fenway.

  • Jack

    shouldn’t the armband be worn on the left arm…closest to the heart?

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  • Redsox12

    A legend, rest in peace sox

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