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How The Pesky Pole Got Its Name

Contemporary newspaper accounts of all six of Johnny Pesky's home runs at Fenway Park:

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8/18/42

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"nearness to the foul line" -Boston Globe
"barely penetrated the stands" -Boston Herald

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4/20/46

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"into the second or third row" -Globe
"a few feet… fair" -Herald

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8/08/46

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"three feet inside the foul pole" -Globe

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6/11/50

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"into the right field pavillion" -Globe

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6/18/51

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"a good way beyond the foul pole" -Globe

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8/02/51

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"into the right field stands" -Herald

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