- Associated Press - Thursday, January 7, 2016

BOSTON (AP) - A tribute to one of the most popular players in Boston Red Sox history has been vandalized outside Fenway Park.

The team says a large No. 6 in honor of Johnny Pesky was scribbled with black graffiti.

The black paint was found at the top of the number Wednesday, but it’s not clear when the vandalism occurred. A team spokesman says the graffiti will be cleaned up.

Boston police are investigating. There have been no arrests.

Pesky was primarily a shortstop during his playing career. He had a six-decade association with the club as a player, manager, coach and broadcaster.

His number was retired in 2008. He died in 2012 at 92.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide