Pesky ceremony moved to Sunday
Retirement of uniform No. 6 rescheduled due to poor weather
BOSTON -- A place between Joe Cronin's No. 4 and Carl Yastrzemski's No. 8 was created for Johnny Pesky on the right field façade on Friday, but the longtime member of the Red Sox family will need to wait two more days to claim his spot.
Due to inclement weather, Pesky's scheduled ceremony to retire his No. 6 at Fenway Park before Friday's game against the Yankees was moved to Sunday. The event will now take place at approximately 1:15 p.m. ET, before the Yankees-Red Sox game scheduled to begin at 1:35.
Pesky has been part of the Red Sox organization for a combined 57 years, beginning when he signed with the club in 1940. He played eight seasons as a shortstop for the Sox, collecting more than 200 hits in each of his first three seasons at the Major League level in 1942, 1946 and 1947.
He was a key member of the Red Sox's 1946 American League pennant-winning team that lost to the Cardinals in the World Series in seven games. Since his playing days, he has represented the club as a coach, manager, front-office employee, broadcaster, and various other roles.
He was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame's inaugural class in 1995.
Mark Remme is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.