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Encyclopedia > Carlton Fisk
Carlton Fisk
Fisk hit 22 homers in 1972 for the Red Sox and was named American League Rookie of the Year.
Catcher
Born: December 26, 1947 (1947-12-26) (age 59)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 18, 1969
for the Boston Red Sox
Final game
June 22, 1993
for the Chicago White Sox
Career statistics
Batting average     .269
Home Runs     376
RBI     1330
Teams
Career highlights and awards
Member of the National
Baseball Hall of Fame
Elected     2000
Vote     79.6%

Carlton Ernest Fisk (born December 26, 1947 in Bellows Falls, Vermont) is a former Major League Baseball catcher who played for 24 years with the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... is the 360th day of the year (361st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... 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Although born in Vermont, Fisk is quick to point out that he is actually from Charlestown, New Hampshire, just across the Connecticut River from Bellows Falls, Vermont. This being the case, Fisk graduated from Charlestown High School, playing baseball for the American Legion team in Bellows Falls. At the University of New Hampshire, Fisk started for the basketball team, while also playing baseball. Location in Sullivan County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Sullivan County Incorporated 1783 Board of Selectmen Brenda Ferland, Chair Jon B LeClair Steven A Neill Area    - City 98. ... The Connecticut River as seen from the French King Bridge in western Massachusetts. ... Bellows Falls is an incorporated village located in the town of Rockingham in Windham County, Vermont. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... University of New Hampshire (UNH) is a public university in the University System of New Hampshire (USNH). ...

Contents

Professional Career

Boston Red Sox

Drafted by the Red Sox in 1967, Fisk played a few games for Boston in 1969 and 1971 but broke out for the Red Sox in his first full season in 1972. Fisk won the AL Gold Glove at Catcher and the AL Rookie of the Year awards that year. He played with the Red Sox until 1980, and with the White Sox from 1981-1993. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1967 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1969 throughout the world. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 31 - The new Special Veterans Committee selects seven men for enshrinement to the Hall of Fame: former players Dave Bancroft, Jake Beckley, Chick Hafey, Harry Hooper, Joe Kelley, Rube Marquard, and executive George Weiss. ... The following are the events of the year 1972 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... This is a list of Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners at catcher in American League baseball. ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the best first-year players in the American and National Leagues. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 9 - Al Kaline and Duke Snider are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1981 throughout the world. ... // This year in baseball Events January - Reggie Jackson is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, receiving 94% of the vote. ...


In 1972, he led the American League with 9 triples (tied with Joe Rudi of the Oakland Athletics). He is the last catcher to lead the league in this statistical category. The following are the events of the year 1972 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Joseph Oden Rudi (born September 7, 1946 in Modesto, California) is a former left fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Kansas City & Oakland Athletics (1967-76, 1982), California Angels (1977-80) and Boston Red Sox (1981). ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The...


In Fisk's long career, he caught 2,226 games, more than any other catcher in history. He was an 11-time All-Star and hit 376 career home runs. The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World... Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ...


1975 World Series

But the defining moment of his illustrious career came in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series at Fenway Park. Fisk was facing Cincinnati Reds pitcher Pat Darcy and hit a pitch down the left field line that appeared to be heading to foul territory. The enduring image of Fisk jumping and waving the ball fair as he made his way to first base is inarguably one of baseball's greatest moments (it is referred to in the Gus Van Sant movie Good Will Hunting). The ball struck the foul pole, giving the Red Sox a 7-6 win and forcing a seventh and deciding game of the fall classic. The next day, the Reds won the first of two back-to-back World Series championships. The 1975 World Series was between the Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds. ... “Fenway” redirects here. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames Big Red Machine, Redlegs[1] Ballpark... Patrick Leonard Darcy (born May 12, 1950 in Troy, Ohio) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Cincinnati Reds from 1974 to 1976. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


The image of him waving the ball fair changed the way baseball was televised. During this time, cameramen covering baseball were instructed to follow the flight of the ball. In a 1999 interview, NBC cameraman Lou Gerard admitted that the classic shot was not due to his own skills as a cameraman, but rather because he had been distracted by a nearby rat. Unable to follow the ball, he kept the camera on Fisk instead. [1] This play was perhaps the most important catalyst in getting camera operators to focus most of their attention on the players themselves[2], and resulted in many future memorable World Series moments involving, among others, Kirk Gibson (1988), Joe Carter (1993) and Edgar Renteria (1997). Kirk Harold Gibson (born May 28, 1957) is a former American two-sport athletic star, best known as a Major League Baseball player noted for his competitiveness and clutch hitting. ... Dates: October 15, 1988–October 20, 1988 MVP: Orel Hershiser (Los Angeles) Television: NBC CBS Radio (Jack Buck and Bill White announcing) Announcers: Vin Scully and Joe Garagiola Umpires: Doug Harvey (NL), Larry McCoy (AL), Bruce Froemming (NL), Durwood Merrill (AL), Jerry Crawford (NL), Derryl Cousins (AL) ALCS: Oakland Athletics... Joseph Christopher Carter (born March 7, 1960 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1983 to 1998, most famous for hitting a walk-off home run to win the 1993 World Series, with the Toronto Blue Jays trailing 6-5 to... Dates October 16, 1993–October 23, 1993 MVP Paul Molitor (Toronto) Television network CBS & Simulcast in Canada on CTV Announcers Sean McDonough, Tim McCarver Umpires Dave Phillips (AL), Paul Runge (NL), Tim McClelland (AL), Charlie Williams (NL), Mark Johnson (AL), Dana DeMuth (NL) The 1993 World Series was the second... Edgar Enrique Rentería [ren-ter-EE-ah] (born August 7, 1975 in Barranquilla, Colombia) is a Major League Baseball shortstop and right-handed batter who plays for the Boston Red Sox. ... Dates October 18, 1997 – October 26, 1997 MVP Liván Hernández (Florida) Television network NBC Announcers Bob Costas, Joe Morgan and Bob Uecker Umpires Ed Montague (NL), Dale Ford (AL), Joe West (NL), Greg Kosc (AL), Randy Marsh (NL), Ken Kaiser (AL) The 1997 World Series is regarded as...


Chicago White Sox

Fisk was signed by the White Sox as a free agent on March 18, 1981. At that time, his old number 27 was held on the White Sox by pitcher Ken Kravec. Fisk flip-flopped his old number and thus wore the unusual baseball number of 72 on his jersey. Although Kravec was traded just 10 days later, Fisk retained the number 72 throughout his career with the White Sox. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Ken Kravec (born July 29, 1951 in Cleveland, Ohio), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1975-1982. ...


After joining the White Sox, he helped the team win its first American League Western Division Title in 1983. His .289 batting average, 26 home runs, and 86 RBI, as well as his leadership on the young team helped him to finish third in the MVP voting (behind Cal Ripken, Jr. and Eddie Murray). After injuries reduced his playing time in 1984, he began a new training program which he would use for the rest of his career. In 1985, he came back to hit a career best 37 home runs and 107 RBI. Fisk often credited the training program to extending his career. The following are the baseball events of the year 1983 throughout the world. ... Calvin Edwin Ripken, Jr. ... Eddie Clarence Murray (born February 24, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman who was known as one of the most reliable and productive hitters of his era, earning the nickname Steady Eddie. Murray is regarded as one of the best switch hitters ever... The following are the baseball events of the year 1984 throughout the world. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 7 - Outfielder Lou Brock and knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ...


Records and Honors

Fisk is 2nd all-time in homeruns after the age of 40 with 72, recently being passed by Barry Bonds when he hit 756 August 7th 2007. A single in the 1991 All-Star Game made him the oldest player to collect a hit in the history of All-Star competition. Fisk was also the final active position player who played in the 1960s. This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Rod Carew, Gaylord Perry and Ferguson Jenkins are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, with Carew becoming the 22nd player to be named in his first year of eligibility. ...


Fisk was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000 choosing the Boston Red Sox cap for his plaque, although he played for more seasons with the Chicago White Sox. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... This year in baseball: 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 6 - Major League Baseball officials order Atlanta Braves reliever John Rocker is to undergo psychological testing following derogatory remarks he made in an interview with Sports Illustrated magazine. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Fisk was known to fans by two endearing nicknames. While "Pudge" is a common name given to catchers (a nickname shared, for example, by catcher Ivan Rodriguez), he is also known as "The Commander" for his ability to take control on the field. Iván Rodríguez Torres (born November 30, 1971 in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico), nicknamed Pudge or I-Rod, is a professional baseball player. ...


Fisk is also one of a small minority of baseball players who are embraced by the fans of two teams. The Chicago White Sox retired his uniform number 72 on September 14, 1997. The Boston Red Sox retired his uniform number 27 on September 4, 2000. He is one of eight people to have their uniform number retired by at least two teams. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the events of the year 1997 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This year in baseball: 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 6 - Major League Baseball officials order Atlanta Braves reliever John Rocker is to undergo psychological testing following derogatory remarks he made in an interview with Sports Illustrated magazine. ...


In 1999, he was selected as a finalist for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... In 1999, MasterCard sponsored the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. ...


Notable Feuds

Aside from his historic home runs and his strong work ethic, Fisk was universally revered for his love and respect of the game itself. In one memorable incident, pro-football and pro-baseball player Deion Sanders hit a pop fly, and refused to run to first base, suspecting that the ball would be easily caught. Fisk yelled at Sanders to run the ball out and told Sanders during his next at-bat, "If you don't play it [the game] right, I'm going to kick your ass right here. Deion Luwynn Sanders (born August 9, 1967 in Fort Myers, Florida) is a former National Football League cornerback, Major League Baseball outfielder, and CBS Sports commentator. ...


Fisk is also known for his longstanding feud with New York Yankee counterpart Thurman Munson. One particular incident that typified their feud, and the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry in general, occurred on August 1, 1973 at Fenway Park. With the score tied at 2-2 in the top of the 9th, Munson attempted to score on Gene Michael's missed bunt attempt. Munson barreled into Fisk, triggering a 10-minute bench-clearing brawl in which both catchers were ejected. The feud ended tragically in 1979, when Munson was killed in a plane crash. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Thurman Lee Munson (June 7, 1947 – August 2, 1979) was an American catcher in Major League Baseball who played with the New York Yankees from 1969 to 1979. ... The Yankees-Red Sox rivalry is one of the longest and most bitter rivalries in professional sports. ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-March January 3 - A group of investors, headed by shipbuilder George Steinbrenner, purchases the New York Yankees from CBS for $10 million. ... Eugene Richard Michael (born June 2, 1938 in Kent, Ohio) is a former player, manager and executive in Major League Baseball. ... A bench-clearing brawl is a form of ritualistic fighting that occurs in baseball games in which both teams leave their dugouts and bullpens and charge the field in order to fight one another. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1979 throughout the world. ...


In another incident that typified the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry, Fisk was also involved in an altercation with Lou Piniella during a May 2, 1976 game at Yankee Stadium. In the sixth inning of this game, Piniella barreled into Fisk trying to score on an Otto Velez single. Fisk and Piniella shoved each other at home plate, triggering another bench-clearing brawl. After the fight aparently died down and order appeared to be restored, Fisk's pitcher, Bill Lee, and Yankee third baseman Graig Nettles began exchanging words and punches, igniting the brawl all over again. Lee suffered a separated left shoulder in the altercation and missed a great part of the season. Louis Victor Piniella (born August 28, 1943, in Tampa, Florida) is the current manager of the Chicago Cubs and a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 14 - Ted Turner completes the purchase of 100 percent of the Atlanta Braves. ... Otoniel Vélez Franceschi (born November 29, 1950 in Ponce, Puerto Rico) was a Major League Baseball outfielder from 1973 to 1983. ... Bill Francis The Spaceman Lee (born December 28, 1946 in Burbank, California) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Graig Nettles (born August 20, 1944 in San Diego, California) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and left-handed batter who played for the Minnesota Twins (1967-69), Cleveland Indians (1970-72), New York Yankees (1973-83), San Diego Padres (1984-86), Atlanta Braves (1987) and Montreal Expos...


Dedications

The Fisk Pole

On June 13, 2005, the Red Sox honored Fisk and the 12th-inning home run that won Game 6 of the 1975 World Series by naming the left field foul pole where it landed the "Fisk Pole". In a pregame ceremony from the Monster Seats, Fisk was cheered by the Fenway Park crowd while the shot was replayed to the strains of Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus. The Red Sox scheduled the ceremony to coincide with an interleague series against the Cincinnati Reds, who made their first trip back to Fenway Park since the '75 Series. Thirty years later, the video of Fisk trying to wave the ball fair remains one of the game's enduring images. Game 6 is often considered one of the best games ever played in Major League history. Fenway's right field foul pole, which is just 302 feet from the plate, is named Pesky's Pole, for light-hitting former Red Sox shortstop Johnny Pesky. Mel Parnell named the pole after Pesky in 1948 when he won a game with a home run just inside the right field pole. On the field, Fisk threw out the ceremonial first pitch to his former batterymate Luis Tiant. is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ... The 1975 World Series was between the Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds. ... The position of the left fielder A left fielder, abbreviated LF, is an outfielder in the sport of baseball who plays defense in left field. ... The Green Monster in 2006, showing the manual scoreboard and Green Monster seating, and more recent additions, including charity advertisements along the top, billboards above the Green Monster seating, and the American League East standings. ... “Fenway” redirects here. ... HANDEL was the code-name for the UKs National Attack Warning System in the Cold War. ... Messiah (HWV 56), is an oratorio by George Frideric Handel based on a libretto by Charles Jennens. ... Interleague Play Logo Interleague play is the term used to describe regular season Major League Baseball games played with teams in different leagues, introduced in 1997. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames Big Red Machine, Redlegs[1] Ballpark... The position of the right fielder A right fielder, abbreviated RF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in right field (e. ... The bottom portion of Peskys Pole, with the Green Monster in the background and Fenway Parks right field seats in the foreground, on June 22, 2004 Peskys Pole, or The Pesky Pole, is the nickname for the right field foul pole at Fenway Park, home of the... The position of the shortstop Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and third base. ... John Michael Pesky (born John Michael Paveskovich, September 27, 1919 in Portland, Oregon), nicknamed The Needle, is a former Major League Baseball shortstop/third baseman who played in the American League from 1942 to 1954. ... Luis Tiant [loo-IS tee-ANT] (born November 23, 1940 in Marianao, Cuba), born Luis Clemente Tiant Vega, is a former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Cleveland Indians (1964-1969), Minnesota Twins (1970), Boston Red Sox (1971-1978), New York Yankees (1979-80...


Rings

After the June 13 ceremony in Boston, Fisk received an honorary World Series ring from the Red Sox commemorating their 2004 World Series victory. On Saturday, August 12, 2006, the Chicago White Sox presented Fisk with another ring, this one in honor of the White Sox' 2005 championship. is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Dates October 23, 2004–October 27, 2004 MVP Manny Ramírez (Boston) Television network Fox Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires Ed Montague (Crew Chief), Dale Scott, Brian Gorman, Chuck Meriwether, Gerry Davis, Charlie Reliford The 2004 World Series represented the 100th time two modern Major League Baseball teams... is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... The 2005 World Series, the 101st playing of Major League Baseballs championship series, saw the American League champion Chicago White Sox sweep the National League champion Houston Astros 4 games to 0 in the best-of-seven-games series, winning their third championship and first since 1917. ...


The Statue

The Chicago White Sox unveiled a life-sized bronze statue of Carlton Fisk on August 7, 2005. The statue is located inside U.S. Cellular Field on the main concourse in left field. It joined similar statues depicting Charles Comiskey and Minnie Minoso and eventually Luis Aparicio, Nellie Fox, and Billy Pierce. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... U.S. Cellular Field a. ... Charles Comiskey baseball card, 1887 Charles Albert Comiskey (August 15, 1859 - October 26, 1931) was a Major League Baseball player, manager and team owner. ... Minnie Miñoso [me-NYO-so] (b. ... Luis Ernesto Aparicio Montiel (born April 29, 1934 in Maracaibo, Zulia State, Venezuela) is a former shortstop in professional baseball and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Jacob Nelson Nellie Fox (December 25, 1927 – December 1, 1975) was a Major League Baseball second baseman for the Chicago White Sox and is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Walter William Billy Pierce (born April 2, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher who played with the Detroit Tigers (1945, 1948), Chicago White Sox (1949-61) and San Francisco Giants (1962-64). ...


Career Statistics

G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI SB BB IBB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG
2,499 8,756 2,356 421 47 376 1,276 1,330 128 849 105 1,386 26 79 143 .269 .341 .457

See also

The Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame was instituted in 1995 to recognize the career of former Boston Red Sox players. ... In the sport of baseball, a home run is the act of hitting the ball in such a manner, whether out of the park or in (see inside the park home run), that allows the batter to safely reach home and score in one play. ... Below is the list of Major League Baseball players who have reached the 2,000 hit milestone. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with List of Major League Baseball all-time leaders in doubles. ... Below is the list of Major League Baseball players who have reached the 1,000 runs milestone. ... Below is the list of 250 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 1,000 RBI milestone. ... Eric Davis hit for the cycle in 1989 In baseball, a player hits for the cycle when he hits a single, a double, a triple and a home run in the same game, though not necessarily in that order. ...

External Links

Footnotes

  1. ^ Bruce Lowitt, "Rats! Fisk's homer" St. Petersburg Times, November 23, 1999
  2. ^ Seth Mnookin, "Feeding the Monster: How Money, Smarts and Nerve took a Team to the Top" pg. 40
1983 American League West Champion Chicago White Sox
  Starting Lineup: 1. Rudy Law CF | 2. Julio Cruz 2B | 3. Harold Baines RF | 4. Greg Luzinski DH | 5. Greg Walker/Mike Squires 1B | 6. Ron Kittle/Tom Paciorek LF | 7. Carlton Fisk C | 8. Vance Law 3B | 9. Scott Fletcher/Jerry Dybzinski 

 Starting Pitchers: La Marr Hoyt | Richard Dotson | Floyd Bannister | Britt Burns | Jerry Koosman 
 Manager: Tony La Russa, Coaches: Loren Babe | Ed Brinkman | Dave Duncan | Art Kusnyer | Charlie Lau | Jim Leyland | Dave Nelson
Seth Mnookin (born April 27, 1972) is an American writer and journalist. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... The American League West Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... A champion refers to the sexy boy by the name of Joe Champion. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A starting lineup in sports refers to the set of players actively participating in the event when the game begins. ... Rudy Karl Law (born October 7, 1956 in Waco, Texas), is a former professional baseball player who played outfield in the Major Leagues from 1978-1986. ... Julio Luis Cruz (born December 2, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York), is a former professional baseball player who played second base in the Major Leagues from 1977-1986. ... Harold Douglass Baines (born March 15, 1959 in Easton, Maryland) is a former right fielder and designated hitter in Major League Baseball who played in the American League from 1980 to 2001, and is best known for his three stints with the Chicago White Sox. ... Gregory Michael The Bull Luzinski (born on November 22, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former left fielder in Major League Baseball. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Michael Lynn Squires (born March 5, 1952 in Kalamazoo, Michigan), was a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues for the Chicago White Sox primarily as a utility infielder from 1975 and 1977-1985. ... Ronald Dale (Ron) Kittle (born January 5, 1958 in Gary, Indiana) is a former left fielder and designated hitter in Major League Baseball who was known mostly for his home run power. ... Thomas Marian Paciorek (born November 2, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan) was a major league outfielder and first baseman for 18 seasons between 1970 and 1987. ... Vance Aaron Law (born October 1, 1956 in Boise, Idaho ) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball. ... Scott Brian Fletcher (born July 30, 1958 in Fort Walton Beach, Florida), is a former professional baseball player who played second base in the Major Leagues from 1981-1995. ... Jerome Matthew Dybzinski (born July 7, 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio), is a former professional baseball player who played shortstop in the Major Leagues from 1980-1985. ... In baseball or softball, a starting pitcher, often abbreviated as starter, is the pitcher who pitches the first pitch to the first batter of a game. ... Dewey LaMarr Hoyt (born January 1, 1955 in Columbia, South Carolina) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who led the American League in wins in 1982 and again in 1983 while with the Chicago White Sox. ... Rich Dotson was a Major League Baseball Pitcher int he 1980s. ... Floyd Franklin Bannister (born June 10, 1955 in Pierre, South Dakota) is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who pitched for the Houston Astros, Seattle Mariners, Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers, Kansas City Royals, and the California Angels. ... Robert Britt Burns was born on June 8th 1959 in Houston, Texas. ... Jerome Martin Jerry Koosman (born December 23, 1942 in Appleton, Minnesota) is a former left-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia Phillies between 1967 and 1985. ... Tony La Russa after the 2006 World Series Anthony La Russa, Jr. ... Edwin Albert Brinkman (born December 8, 1941, in Cincinnati, Ohio) was a Major League Baseball shortstop. ... Dave Duncan (born September 26, 1945 in Dallas, Texas) is a retired baseball player and current pitching coach. ... Formerly a catcher, Arthur William Kusnyer was drafted as a player by the Chicago White Sox. ... Charles (Charlie) Richard Lau- Born April 12 1933; Died March 18 1984- Former Major League Baseball catcher was signed by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent. ... James Richard Leyland (born December 15, 1944, in Perrysburg, Ohio) is a Major League Baseball manager for the Detroit Tigers. ... For the SecretPenguin artist, see that article. ...

Preceded by
Chris Chambliss
American League Rookie of the Year
1972
Succeeded by
Al Bumbry

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Carlton Ernest Fisk (born December 26, 1947 in Bellows Falls, Vermont) is a former Major League Baseball catcher who played for 24 years with the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox.
This being the case, Fisk graduated from Charlestown High School then was a starter on the basketball team at the University of New Hampshire in addition to playing baseball.
Fisk was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000 choosing the Boston Red Sox cap for his plaque, although he played for more seasons with the Chicago White Sox.
Carlton Fisk (222 words)
Carlton Ernest Fisk (born December 26, 1947) is a former Major League Baseball catcher who played for 24 years with the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox.
Carlton "Pudge" Fisk was born in Bellows Falls, Vermont.
Fisk played a few games for Boston in 1969 and 1971 but broke out for the Red Sox in his first full season in 1972.
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