Johnny Pesky Stats

Johnny Pesky was born on Thursday, February 27, 1919, in Portland, Oregon. Pesky was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 14, 1942, with the Boston Red Sox. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Johnny Pesky baseball stats page.

"He's (Johnny Pesky) also one of the only people in baseball to have a part of a ballpark named after him. Fenway's famed 'Pesky Pole' -- the right field foul pole -- was given the nickname by Sox broadcaster Mel Parnell. A former teammate, Parnell was poking a little fun at Johnny's lack of power -- he hit just 17 home runs, and only six at Fenway -- every one of which went out past the right field foul pole, now the shortest distance for a home run in major league ball." - Author Bill Nowlin in Spahn, Sain, and Teddy Ballgame: Boston's (almost) Perfect Baseball Summer of 1948 (Bill Nowlin, 2008)
Johnny Pesky

Johnny 'Needle Nose' Pesky Autograph on a 1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card (#315 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1991top05' title='1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Johnny 'Needle Nose' Pesky Autograph on a 1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card (#315 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
John Michael Paveskovich
Nickname:
Johnny - Needle Nose
Born On:
02-27-1919  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Portland, Oregon
Year of Death Data Died On:
08-13-2012 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Danvers, Massachusetts
Cemetery:
Swampscott Cemetery, Swampscott, Massachusetts
High School:
Lincoln High School (Portland, OR)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-09
Player Weight Chart Weight:
168
First Game:
04-14-1942 (Age 23)
Last Game:
09-24-1954
Draft:
Not Applicable
Johnny Pesky

Johnny Pesky Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Johnny Pesky

Johnny Pesky Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1942 23 Red Sox 147 620 105 205 29 9 2 0 51 42 - 36 22 - 2 8 .331 .375 .416
1946 27 Red Sox 153 621 115 208 43 4 2 0 55 65 - 29 14 - 3 8 .335 .401 .427
1947 28 Red Sox 155 638 106 207 27 8 0 0 39 72 - 22 9 - 0 10 .324 .393 .392
1948 29 Red Sox 143 565 124 159 26 6 3 0 55 99 - 32 7 - 6 10 .281 .394 .365
1949 30 Red Sox 148 604 111 185 27 7 2 0 69 100 - 19 5 - 4 12 .306 .408 .384
1950 31 Red Sox 127 490 112 153 22 6 1 0 49 104 - 31 6 - 5 13 .312 .437 .388
1951 32 Red Sox 131 480 93 150 20 6 3 0 41 84 - 15 7 - 2 10 .313 .417 .398
1952 33 Red Sox 25 67 10 10 2 0 0 0 2 15 - 5 1 - 1 1 .149 .313 .179
1952 33 Tigers 69 177 26 45 4 0 1 0 9 41 - 11 5 - 0 2 .254 .394 .294
1953 34 Tigers 103 308 43 90 22 1 2 0 24 27 - 10 5 - 2 4 .292 .353 .390
1954 35 Tigers 20 17 5 3 0 0 1 0 1 3 - 1 0 0 0 2 .176 .300 .353
1954 35 Senators 49 158 17 40 4 3 0 0 9 10 - 7 2 1 0 2 .253 .296 .316
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
10 Years 1,270 4,745 867 1,455 226 50 17 0 404 662 - 218 83 1 25 82 .307 .394 .386
Johnny Pesky

Johnny Pesky Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1942 Red Sox SS 147 147 3,873 822 5.6 785 320 465 37 94 n/a n/a n/a .955 5.47
1946 Red Sox SS 153 153 3,956 800 5.2 775 296 479 25 96 n/a n/a n/a .969 5.29
1947 Red Sox 3B 22 21 564 64 2.9 63 25 38 1 7 n/a n/a n/a .984 3.02
1947 Red Sox SS 133 134 3,541 658 4.9 642 251 391 16 90 n/a n/a n/a .976 4.90
1948 Red Sox 3B 141 141 3,738 446 3.2 424 121 303 22 35 n/a n/a n/a .951 3.06
1949 Red Sox 3B 148 148 3,921 533 3.6 517 184 333 16 48 n/a n/a n/a .970 3.56
1950 Red Sox 3B 116 116 3,054 428 3.7 417 160 257 11 29 n/a n/a n/a .974 3.69
1950 Red Sox SS 8 7 207 57 7.1 55 23 32 2 7 n/a n/a n/a .965 7.17
1951 Red Sox 2B 5 6 159 16 3.2 16 5 11 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.72
1951 Red Sox 3B 11 10 291 37 3.4 33 14 19 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .892 3.06
1951 Red Sox SS 106 100 2,751 566 5.3 544 204 340 22 74 n/a n/a n/a .961 5.34
1952 Red Sox 3B 19 17 444 48 2.5 44 16 28 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .917 2.68
1952 Red Sox SS 2 0 21 5 2.5 5 3 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.43
1952 Tigers 2B 22 5 270 65 3.0 63 27 36 2 12 n/a n/a n/a .969 6.30
1952 Tigers 3B 3 2 54 7 2.3 7 2 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.50
1952 Tigers SS 41 38 939 188 4.6 179 78 101 9 25 n/a n/a n/a .952 5.15
1953 Tigers 2B 73 67 1,818 352 4.8 349 166 183 3 49 n/a n/a n/a .991 5.18
1954 Senators 2B 37 35 891 187 5.1 183 92 91 4 22 n/a n/a n/a .979 5.55
1954 Senators SS 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
SS Totals 591 579 15,291 3,096 5.2 2,985 1,175 1,810 111 387 n/a n/a n/a .964 5.27
3B Totals 460 455 12,066 1,563 3.4 1,505 522 983 58 121 n/a n/a n/a .963 3.37
2B Totals 137 113 3,138 620 4.5 611 290 321 9 86 n/a n/a n/a .985 5.26
10 Years 1,188 1,147 30,495 5,279 4.4 5,101 1,987 3,114 178 594 n/a n/a n/a .966 4.52
Johnny Pesky

Johnny Pesky Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1942 Red Sox 12 7 .632 0 0 n/a 310.0 17.2 12.2 - - -
1946 Red Sox 9 8 .529 0 0 n/a 310.5 21.4 11.3 - - -
1947 Red Sox 12 9 .571 0 0 n/a 0.0 29.0 16.4 - - -
1948 Red Sox 3 5 .375 2 0 n/a 188.3 17.7 10.3 - - -
1949 Red Sox 8 4 .667 0 0 n/a 302.0 31.8 8.8 - - -
1950 Red Sox 2 1 .667 3 0 n/a 490.0 15.8 10.0 - - -
1951 Red Sox 2 2 .500 11 2 n/a 160.0 32.0 11.7 - - -
1952 Red Sox 0 3 .000 5 0 n/a 0.0 13.4 33.5 - - -
1952 Tigers 1 2 .333 14 1 n/a 177.0 16.1 19.7 - - -
1953 Tigers 3 7 .300 33 1 n/a 154.0 30.8 12.8 - - -
1954 Tigers 0 0 .000 20 0 n/a 17.0 17.0 17.0 - - -
1954 Senators 1 1 .500 13 0 n/a 0.0 22.6 17.6 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
10 Years 53 49 .520 101 4 n/a 279.1 21.8 11.7 - - -
Johnny Pesky

Johnny Pesky Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1942 Boston Red Sox 6 $4,000.00 - -
1946 Boston Red Sox 6 $12,000.00 Stats Stats
1947 Boston Red Sox 6 $20,000.00 - -
1948 Boston Red Sox 6 $17,500.00 - -
1949 Boston Red Sox 6 $17,500.00 - -
1950 Boston Red Sox 6 $20,000.00 - -
1951 Boston Red Sox 6 $20,000.00 - -
1952 Boston Red Sox 6 $22,500.00 - -
1952 Detroit Tigers 7 "     " - -
1953 Detroit Tigers 7 $20,000.00 - -
1954 Detroit Tigers 7 $15,000.00 - -
1954 Washington Senators 11 "     " - -


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