Lot 977: Pesky's personally-owned and -worn official Russell Athletic white Boston Red Sox home jersey from the 2002 season, featuring "Red Sox" across the chest, his number "6" on the back, and a black mourning armband and "9" patch on the right sleeve worn in honor of Ted Williams after his passing. The Russell Athletic manufacturer's tag is sewn on the front left tail, with adjacent tags indicating the year, "2002," as well as size and material, "100% Polyester, 44." Exhibits general expected wear from use. Originates from the Pesky family estate and is accompanied by a letter of provenance signed by his son. This is a particularly significant piece as Pesky was not only Williams's teammate on the Red Sox but also one of his closest friends—a relationship immortalized in David Halberstam's 2004 book The Teammates. The Red Sox retired Pesky's number in 2008, officially making him the last member of the team to ever wear the number six.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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