WWAY’s Monday night sports – August 13; Post 10 falls in championship game; Nixon reflects on Pesky death

SUMTER, SC (WWAY) — Perhaps it just wasn’t meant to be. In a winner-take-all game on Monday afternoon Wilmington Post 10 got outplayed by Florence, SC in the championship game of the Southeast Regionals of American Legion baseball. Florence advances to the American Legion World Series later this week. On Friday in game one of the tournament Florence will play Powhatan, NJ. All games at the World Series in Shelby,NC will be broadcast live on ESPN3 online.

Starting pitcher Chris Washington was named the Regional MVP on Monday. Washington went the distance on the mound against Post 10.

Wilmington Post 10 finishes the season with a 36-9 record.


BOSTON,MA (AP) – Johnny Pesky, who spent most of his 60-plus years in pro baseball with the Boston Red Sox and was beloved by the team’s fans, has died. He was 92.

Solimine, Landergan and Richardson funeral home says Pesky died Monday in Danvers, Mass. It did not have the cause of death.

In 2004, Pesky told The Associated Press, “I’ve had a good life with the ballclub. I just try to help out.”

Pesky, a lifetime .307 hitter, was a player, manager and broadcaster for the Red Sox and became an unofficial ambassador for the club. He was part of the celebration of Fenway Park’s 100th anniversary in April.

His legacy is a permanent part of Fenway with the Pesky Pole – the right-field foul pole.

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WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY) — We caught up with former Red Sox rightfielder Trot Nixon on Monday. Nixon told WWAY, “Johnny was an icon. He was a fantastic man. I simply loved that man.” On Trot Nixon Day at Fenway Park in Boston back in May Johnny Pesky took part in the ceremonies honoring Trot Nixon. Fittingly, Trot Nixon dedicated the right field pole at Fenway Park “Pesky’s Pole” in 2006. Click play video to see Nixon and Pesky together in May of 2012.


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