Friday, December 21, 2007

Carlton Fisk

Carlton Ernest Fisk or better known as "Pudge" but I like his other nickname the best "The Commander".
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.
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.
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.


Steve Gierman said...

Fisk has always been one of my favorite players. Great write up!

Great card choice too!

--David said...

I didn't know Fisk was called Pudge - I always thought I-Rod was the first Pudge... Well, I learned something!