Pesky's Pole

From BR Bullpen

Pesky's Pole is the name given to the right field foul pole at Fenway Park.  It is named after Johnny Pesky, a Red Sox player never known for home run power, who one day hit a home run that struck off the foul pole.  Mel Parnell coined the term.  At 302 feet from home plate, the foul pole is the shortest distance that a home run can be hit in Major League Baseball.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Ian Browne: "The unique history of Pesky's Pole at Fenway Park",, February 26, 2022. [1]