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Carlton Fisk
Boston Red Sox & Chicago White Sox
Hall of Fame Inductee - 2000
American League Rookie of the Year - 1972
Golden Glove Winner 1972
All-Star Selection 1972-1974, '76-78, '80-82, '85, '91

Full Name: Carlton Ernest "Pudge" Fisk
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 220 lbs.
Born: Dec 26, 1947 in Bellows Falls, VT
Major League Debut: Sep 18, 1969
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CAREER STATISTICS - BATTING TOTALS

BATTING
YR
1969
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
TM
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Chi
Chi
Chi
Chi
Chi
Chi
Chi
Chi
Chi
Chi
Chi
Chi
Chi
LG
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
POS
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
DH
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
G
2
14
131
135
52
79
134
152
157
91
131
96
135
138
102
153
125
135
76
103
137
134
62
25
AB
5
48
457
508
187
263
487
536
571
320
478
338
476
488
359
543
457
454
253
375
452
460
188
53
R
0
7
74
65
36
47
76
106
94
49
73
44
66
85
54
85
42
68
37
47
65
42
12
2
H
0
15
134
125
56
87
124
169
162
87
138
89
127
141
83
129
101
116
70
110
129
111
43
10
2B
0
2
28
21
12
14
17
26
39
23
25
12
17
26
20
23
11
22
8
25
21
25
4
0
3B
0
1
9
0
1
4
5
3
5
2
3
0
3
4
1
1
0
1
1
2
0
0
1
0
HR
0
2
22
26
11
10
17
26
20
10
18
7
14
26
21
37
14
23
19
13
18
18
3
1
RBI
0
6
61
71
26
52
58
102
88
42
62
45
65
86
43
107
63
71
50
68
65
74
21
4
TB
0
25
246
224
103
139
202
279
271
144
223
122
192
253
168
265
154
209
137
178
204
190
58
13
BB
0
1
52
37
24
27
56
75
71
10
36
38
46
46
26
52
22
39
37
36
61
32
23
2
IBB
0
0
6
2
2
4
3
3
6
0
6
3
7
3
4
12
2
8
9
8
8
4
5
0
Totals G
2499
AB
8756
R
1276
H
2356
2B
421
3B
47
HR
376
RBI
1330
TB
3999
BB
849
IBB
105


BATTING BASERUNNING PERCENTAGES
YR
1969
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
TM
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Chi
Chi
Chi
Chi
Chi
Chi
Chi
Chi
Chi
Chi
Chi
Chi
Chi
LG
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
K
2
10
83
99
23
32
71
85
83
38
62
37
60
88
60
81
92
72
40
60
73
86
38
11
HBP
0
0
4
10
2
2
6
9
7
6
13
12
6
6
5
17
6
8
5
3
7
7
1
1
SH
0
0
1
1
2
0
3
2
3
1
0
1
4
2
1
2
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
SF
0
0
0
2
1
2
5
10
6
3
3
5
4
3
4
6
6
6
2
5
1
2
2
1
GDP
0
1
11
11
5
7
11
9
10
9
12
9
12
8
7
9
10
9
6
15
12
19
2
0
SB
0
0
5
7
5
4
12
7
7
3
11
3
17
9
6
17
2
1
0
1
7
1
3
0
CS
0
0
2
2
1
3
5
6
2
0
5
2
2
6
0
9
4
4
0
0
2
2
0
1
SB%
-.---
-.---
.714
.778
.833
.571
.706
.538
.778
1.000
.688
.600
.895
.600
1.000
.654
.333
.200
-.---
1.000
.778
.333
1.000
.000
AVG
.000
.313
.293
.246
.299
.331
.255
.315
.284
.272
.289
.263
.267
.289
.231
.238
.221
.256
.277
.293
.285
.241
.229
.189
OBP
.000
.327
.370
.309
.383
.395
.336
.402
.366
.304
.353
.354
.336
.355
.289
.320
.263
.321
.377
.356
.378
.299
.313
.228
SLG
.000
.521
.538
.441
.551
.529
.415
.521
.475
.450
.467
.361
.403
.518
.468
.488
.337
.460
.542
.475
.451
.413
.309
.245
AB/HR
--.-
24.0
20.8
19.5
17.0
26.3
28.6
20.6
28.6
32.0
26.6
48.3
34.0
18.8
17.1
14.7
32.6
19.7
13.3
28.8
25.1
25.6
62.7
53.0
AB/K
2.5
4.8
5.5
5.1
8.1
8.2
6.9
6.3
6.9
8.4
7.7
9.1
7.9
5.5
6.0
6.7
5.0
6.3
6.3
6.3
6.2
5.3
4.9
4.8
Totals K
1386
HBP
143
SH
26
SF
79
GDP
204
SB
128
CS
58
SB%
.688
AVG
.269
OBP
.341
SLG
.457
AB/HR
23.3
AB/K
6.3


ALL-STAR STATISTICS - BATTING TOTALS

BATTING PERCENTAGES
YR
1972
1973
1974
1976
1977
1978
1980
1981
1982
1985
1991
TM
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Bos
Chi
Chi
Chi
Chi
LG
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
AL
G
1
1
0
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
AB
2
2
0
1
2
2
2
3
2
2
2
R
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
H
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
2B
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3B
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
HR
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
RBI
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
TB
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
BB
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
K
1
0
0
0
1
0
2
1
1
0
1
SB
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
AVG
.500
.000
-.---
.000
.000
.000
.000
.333
.000
.000
.500
SLG
.500
.000
-.---
.000
.000
.000
.000
.333
.000
.000
.500
AB/HR
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
AB/K
2.0
--.-
--.-
--.-
2.0
--.-
1.0
3.0
2.0
--.-
2.0
Totals G
10
AB
20
R
2
H
3
2B
0
3B
0
HR
0
RBI
1
TB
3
BB
0
K
7
SB
0
AVG
.150
SLG
.150
AB/HR
--.-
AB/K
2.9


LCS STATISTICS - BATTING TOTALS

BATTING PERCENTAGES
YR
1975
1983
TM
Bos
Chi
LG
AL
AL
G
3
4
AB
12
17
R
4
0
H
5
3
2B
1
1
3B
0
0
HR
0
0
RBI
2
0
TB
6
4
BB
0
1
K
2
3
SB
1
0
AVG
.417
.176
SLG
.500
.235
AB/HR
--.-
--.-
AB/K
6.0
5.7
Totals G
7
AB
29
R
4
H
8
2B
2
3B
0
HR
0
RBI
2
TB
10
BB
1
K
5
SB
1
AVG
.276
SLG
.345
AB/HR
--.-
AB/K
5.8


WORLD SERIES STATISTICS - BATTING TOTALS

BATTING PERCENTAGES
YR
1975
TM
Bos
LG
AL
G
7
AB
25
R
5
H
6
2B
0
3B
0
HR
2
RBI
4
TB
12
BB
7
K
7
SB
0
AVG
.240
SLG
.480
AB/HR
12.5
AB/K
3.6
Totals G
7
AB
25
R
5
H
6
2B
0
3B
0
HR
2
RBI
4
TB
12
BB
7
K
7
SB
0
AVG
.240
SLG
.480
AB/HR
12.5
AB/K
3.6

 

TEAM ABBREVIATION KEY
YEARS
1969-1980
1981-1993
TM
Bos
Chi
LG
AL
AL
TEAM NAME
Boston Red Sox
Chicago White Sox
LEAGUE NAME
American League
American League

Carlton Fisk played 24 Major League seasons for the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox, setting the all-time record for games played as a catcher (2,226), a figure more impressive than any others because he overcame reconstructive knee surgery early in his career. His 376 career home runs ranks 43rd on the all-time home run list, 351 as a catcher, which is a major league record. Fisk is the only Major Leaguer with 300+ HR's that hit more of his home runs after the age of 35 than before (193 versus 183)

A true New Englander, Fisk was born in Vermont, attended the University of New Hampshire, and in January 1967 was the first round draft choice of the Boston Red Sox, the fourth player chosen in the nation. When he arrived as Boston's full-time catcher in 1972, he already had a nickname (Pudge, from his childhood frame of 5-foot-4, 155 pounds).

In 1975 Fisk reinjured himself in spring training and did not play until June, but he hit .331 in 79 games to help the Red Sox to the World Series. In Game 6, he hit an unforgettable game-winning home run in the 12th inning to force a seventh game. In 1977 Fisk hit .315 with 26 HR and 102 RBI and committed only four passed balls as he battled the Yankees' Thurman Munson for the distinction of being the AL's best catcher. Fisk started the All-Star Game in both 1977 and 1978.

Fisk stunned Boston fans when he signed for the Chicago White Sox for the 1981 season. With his change of Sox, Fisk flip-flopped his uniform number from 27 to 72. In a fairy-tale fashion, Chicago opened the 1981 season at Fenway Park. Fisk hit a three-run, eighth-inning HR to win the game, 5-3.

In Chicago, Fisk defied the aging process, accepting occasional assignments in the outfield, at first base, or as DH, but playing most of his games at catcher. He hit .289 with 26 HR in 1983 to help the White Sox to their first AL West title. In 1984 he hit 21 HR and in 1985 he recorded career bests in both HR (37) and RBI (107). Thirty-three of his 37 HR's came as a catcher, eclipsing Lance Parrish's year-old AL record for the position. As a 40-year old in 1988, he hit .277 with 19 HR in only 76 games.

Fisk was selected for his last All-Star Game in 1991, incredibly, at the age of 43. He arrived at baseball's ultimate shrine (HOF) by parlaying stubbornness, physical strength from long and exhaustive workouts, talent and a devotion to baseball. His number (72) was retired by the White Sox in 1997.