OREGON SPORTS HISTORY/2002: Red Sox Nation mourns Portland's Pesky; golfer Harrington comes close on Tour

EATONAug. 9-13, 2002

Ashton Eaton from the University of Oregon and Mountain View High in Bend wins the Olympic decathlon gold medal at London.

Earlier in the Games, Portland's Galen Rupp takes silver in the men's 10,000 meters, becoming the first U.S. medalist at that distance since Billy Mills in 1964.

• Boston Red Sox legend Johnny Pesky, from Lincoln High, dies in Danvers, Mass., at age 92.

Born in Portland, John Michael Paveskovich was a key infielder for the Red Sox from 1942-54, posting a .307 career batting average. The club retired his No. 6 uniform number in 2008, two years after naming the right-field foul pole at Fenway Park "Pesky's Pole.'

• Scott Harrington, a 1999 Jesuit High graduate, places second in the Tour Price Cutter Charity Championship, losing in a playoff to Chris Wilson at Springfield, Mo.

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