He scored over 100 runs in each of his first six seasons. Over his eight years with the Red Sox, Pesky had a OBP of over .400. He was traded to the Detroit Tigers in a multi player trade in 1952, staying there until he was traded to the Washington Senators in 1954, his last season.
Following his playing career, he managed in the Tigers organization before returning to the Red Sox in the early 1960s. He managed the big club in 1963 (76-85) and 1964 (70-90). He spent several years after that as part of the Red Sox coaching staff until 1997, managing the last 5 games of the 1980 season (1-4). He even managed the AAA Pawtucket Red Sox in 1990.
His numbers early in his career were overlooked because of his lack of power. However, he did things few had done. I'm sure few had .320+ AVG, 200 hits and 100 runs scored in their first three seasons. And anybody that did surely did not interrupt it with three years of millitary service. So that leaves the question. Could Pesky had put up the same numbers in 1943-1945 he did in 1942, 1946-7? Considering the consistency he had, it seems likely. And if he did, he would have had six, not three, .320+ AVG seasons with 200 hits and 100 RS. And he would have had over 2000 hits, making him a consideration for the Hall of Fame.