Pesky was a Nat v. 1.0 at the tail end of his career (1954).
he had a very high peak, but WWII robbed him his age 23 - 25 seasons. finished 3 in the MVP vote his rookie year, then served 3 years, and finished 4th in his next season. .394 career OBP in an era where batting average was what people looked at.
Oh, and the Orioles honored him Tuesday.