17. Carlton Fisk
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: December 26, 1947 in Bellows Falls, VT USA
  • Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 18, 1969
  • Final Game: June 22, 1993
  • Gold Glove - 1972
  • Rookie of the Year - 1972
  • TSN All-Star - 1972
  • TSN All-Star - 1977
  • Silver Slugger - 1981
  • TSN All-Star - 1983
  • Silver Slugger - 1985
  • TSN All-Star - 1985
  • Silver Slugger - 1988
  • TSN All-Star - 1990
 
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Carlton Fisk played a handful of games in 1969 and 1971, but by 1972, he was anointed the starting Catcher in Boston, and it proved to be an excellent decision.  “Pudge” would win the American League Rookie of the Year by batting .293 with 22 Home Runs, and he was also regarded as a solid defensive player who knew how to handle his pitching staff.

Fisk, who was an All-Star in 1972, would be so again in 1973 and 1974.  His most memorable moment would occur in 1975, a year in which he was not an All-Star.  That season, the Red Sox won the pennant, and in Game 6 of the World Series, he hit the game-winning Home Run to force a Game 7.  It was one of the great television moments in the game, as the cameras focused on Fisk “willing” the ball fair, with his arm motions.  Boston lost Game 7, but that image will never die.

The Catcher would go to four more All-Star Games with the BoSox, finishing in the top ten in MVP voting twice.  His blend of power and average were rare for Catchers then, and he was among the best for his time.

In 1981, Fisk traded his Red Sox for White ones, and he ended his Fenway career with 1,259 Hits and 214 Home Runs.  He would enter the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000.  Boston would retire his number 27 that year.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Catcher
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 4th Overall of the Amateur Draft 1/28/67.
  • Departed: Signed as a Free Agent with Chicago White Sox 3/18/81.
  • Games Played: 1421
  • Notable Statistics: 649 Runs
    1,259 Hits
    214 Doubles
    14 Triples
    214 Home Runs
    762 Runs Batted In
    67 Stolen Bases
    .257/.329/.439 Slash Line
    39.5 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978 & 1980)
    Rookie of the Year (1972)
    Gold Glove (1972)
    Most Triples (1972)
    Most Hit By Pitch (1980)
    Most Putouts by a Catcher (1972 & 1973)
    Most Assists by a Catcher (1972)

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