Fisk, Carlton

Carlton Ernest Fisk
Born: December 26, 1947, Bellows Falls, Vermont
Played For: 
Boston Red Sox (1969, 1971-1980), Chicago White Sox (1981-1993)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 2000

Baseball's most durable catcher with 24 years behind the plate, Carlton Pudge Fisk caught more games (2,226) than any player in history. The 11-time All-Star hit 376 career home runs, including a record-setting 351 as a catcher, since bested by Mike Piazza. His most memorable home run came in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series -- a 12th-inning blast off the left-field foul pole at Fenway Park -- giving his Red Sox a 7-6 win over Cincinnati. His tremendous pride and work ethic were respected by both teammates as well as the opposition.

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that Carlton Fisk became the first American League catcher to lead the league in triples when he hit nine three-baggers in his rookie season of 1972?
Pudge works harder than anyone I know, because he sets goals for himself and then follows through. I think he's the ultimate professional.
former White Sox manager, Jim Fregosi