Written By: Chris Creamer•
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Boston gave Pesky what I’d call the ultimate uniform tribute, for the entire game all Red Sox players wore Pesky’s #6 as their uniform number. The Jackie Robinson Salute, if you will.
As far as I can tell, this is the only time this has been done for a player other than Robinson.
The Angels also honoured Pesky by wearing a patch on the front of their jerseys. This patch was a one-game tribute, a nice gesture by the Angels as Pesky had no association with their ballclub.
Boston will continue to wear Johnny’s #6 in a black circle on the sleeves of their home, and alternate jerseys until the end of the 2012 season.