Fenway Park is preparing for the team’s tribute to Johnny Pesky. Ceremonies are scheduled to run from 6-7 p.m. and the park will be open at no charge to the general public until 9 p.m.
Former and current Sox players will be on hand to pay tribute to Peksy and share stories about the life and career of the man who spent 70 years with the organization.
The grounds crew has etched a solid number 6 in the dirt at shortstop, Pesky’s old position. There are large photographs of Pesky with his teammates and with his wife, Ruth, hanging from the Green Monster.
Fans will have an opportunity to write personal messages to the Pesky family and walk the warning track to view displays of one of the most beloved Red Sox of all-time.
Those in attendance include Carlton Fisk, Roger Clemens, Pedro Martinez, Jim Rice, Bill Lee, Jerry Remy, Keith Foulke, Lou Merloni and numerous others along with all of the current players.
Other Sox alums in attendance are Luis Tiant, Reggie Smith, John Tudor, Rich Gedman, Joe Nelson, Skip Lockwood, former hitting coach Ron Jackson, former bench coach and Houston manager Brad Mills, Lynn Jones, Dick Berardino, Jason Varitek and Tim Wakefield.
Check back later for more on the ceremony.