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Johnny Pesky’s 1946 Boston Red Sox Warm-up Jacket

Johnny Pesky’s 1946 Boston Red Sox Warm-up Jacket

In 1946, the Boston Red Sox ran away with the American League pennant and were overwhelming favorites to win their first World Series since Babe Ruth was a pitcher. Johnny Pesky was a key member of that team, but unfortunately will forever be linked to a controversial play that brought the World Championship to Saint Louis. Pesky’s “delayed” throw to nail Enos Slaughter on his mad dash from first to home was late! Despite this indiscretion, Mr. Pesky has gone on to an unprecedented 60 year career with his beloved Red Sox. The new Red Sox regime may soon retire his number. This is the jacket that Pesky probably wore on that late fall day in 1946. It is made of navy wool with the beautiful raised, knit Red Sock on the chest. The size 46, button-front, jacket has an insulated lining and Pesky'’ #6, stitched in red, along the waistline. If you prefer, you could wear the jacket upside down, and the #6 becomes the #9! This early Red Sox relic is in NM condition and comes with a letter of provenance attesting to its championship vintage.


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