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Johnny Pesky

John Michael Pesky (The Needle)
born John Michael Paveskovich

Positions: Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 168 lb.

Born: February 27, 1919 in Portland, Oregon, US
Died: August 13, 2012 in Danvers, Massachusetts, US
High School: Lincoln HS (Portland, OR)

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Minors Batting

194021-3.3Rocky MountPIEDBBOS13657618728164.325.450259
4 Seasons365143613481254356223666187146.323.357.416.77356133113
B (2 seasons)B15361161119330164.316.316.437.753267
AA (1 season)AA14665660093195255148164537.325.373.388.761233110
AAA (1 season)AAA661691373247721182269.343.446.445.892613213
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

194021Rocky MountPIEDBBOSSS13673625743544.9405.09
3 Seasons31215615878918382.9474.74
SS (2 seasons)SS28214875658467680.9495.00
3B (1 season)3B3074224572.9052.23
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.


195637DurhamCARLBDET1 of 11538469.549
195738BirminghamSOUAAADET1 of 11547479.484
195839LancasterELADET1 of 11327557.568
195940KnoxvilleSALLADET1 of 11407862.557
196041VictoriaTLAADET1 of 11487769.527
196142SeattlePCLAAABOS1 of 11548668.558
196243SeattlePCLAAABOS1 of 11517674.507
196344BostonALMLBBOS1 of 11617685.472
196445BostonALMLBBOS1 of 21627290.444
196849ColumbusILAAAPIT1 of 11468264.562
198061BostonALMLBBOS1 of 21608377.519
199071PawtucketILAAABOS1 of 21466284.425
12 Seasons1807925878.513
AAA (4 seasons)597306290.513
MLB (3 seasons)483231252.478
A (2 seasons)272153119.563
AA (2 seasons)302151148.505
B (1 season)1538469.549

W-L Totals are for the entire season even if they managed only part of the season.
Sequence may not be in order actually managed. Rank or Pennants Won may not be given for some seasons.

Teams Played For

Sabr ID: 23baaef3

About the Minor League Data

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