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Red Sox pitcher Mel Parnell (himself immortalized in Terry Cashman's Talking Baseball) immortalized his teammate Johnny Pesky by dubbing the right field foul pole in Fenway Park the Pesky Pole, after Pesky won a game for Parnell with a home run near the pole. The pole is just 302 feet from home plate. Pesky was a slap hitter, and his bloop would have been a routine fly out in most other parks (just as Bobby Thompson's "Shot Heard Around the World" would have been a routine fly out in any stadium besides the Polo Grounds). Parnell made the name stick after he became the Red Sox broadcaster.

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