Carlton Fisk

Carlton Fisk

About Carlton Fisk

Carlton Ernest Fisk (born December 26, 1947), nicknamed 'Pudge' or 'The Commander', is a retired Major League Baseball catcher. During a 24-year baseball career, he played for both the Boston Red Sox (1969, 1971-1980) and Chicago White Sox (1981-1993). Fisk was known by the nickname 'Pudge' due to his 6'2', 220 lb frame. He was the first player to be unanimously voted American League Rookie of the Year (1972). Fisk is best known for 'waving fair' his game-winning home run in the 12th inning of Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. At the time of his retirement in 1993, he held the record for most home runs all-time by a catcher with 351 (since passed by Mike Piazza). Fisk held the record for most games played at the position of catcher (2,226) until June 17, 2009 when he was surpassed by another 'Pudge,' Ivn Rodrguez. Fisk still holds the American League record for most years served behind the plate (24).

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