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Sveum remembers Johnny Pesky

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Cubs manager Dale Sveum was a coach for two years wtih the Boston Red Sox where he got to know Johnny Pesky, the beloved Red Sox infielder who teamed with Ted Williams and Bobby Doerr in storied times for the Red Sox. Pesky died Monday at the age of 92.
``He was just one of those special people who that come around once in a while,'' Sveum said. ``It was great for the two years I was there, it was great to be able to talk to him and talk to him a ton, actually. It's obviously a sad day for any baseball people, especually the people in Boston and the people who've been around him a lot. He was just one of them guys, a special guy we loved to talk. to and listen to his stories. Just a tough day for people who knew him well.
``I guess he was probably 83, 84 when I was there, still hitting fungos, very interactive with all the players. He was great. He was one of them special human beings.''

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