Happy Birthday, Carlton Fisk


Jul 27, 2014; Cooperstown, NY, USA; Hall of Fame player Carlton Fisk responds to being introduced during the class of 2014 national baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony at National Baseball Hall of Fame. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Friday, Dec. 26 is a special day for former Chicago White Sox catcher and Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk, as it is his birthday. Fisk is 67 years old.

Fisk played parts of 24 seasons in the majors, including 13 of this seasons of the White Sox. Fisk played 1969, 1971-1980 with the Boston Red Sox and 1981-1993 with the White Sox.

An 11-time All-Star, Fisk played in 1,421 games with the White Sox and while playing for the “Good Guys” he batted .257 with a total of 1,259 hits. Those hits included 214 home runs, 214 doubles and 14 triples.

In his White Sox career, “Pudge” collected 762 RBIs and 460 walks. Fisk added an on-base percentage stat of .329 and a slugging percentage of .438. His OPS was .766 while with the White Sox, before ending his career at 45 years old.

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The final season of Fisk’s career he played in 25 games during the 1993 season as his final game came on June 22, 1993.

For his career, Fisk finished with .269 batting average. Fisk became a Hall of Famer in 2000, and the following is on carltonfisk.com:

"“When Pudge retired, he held many records, including Most Homeruns for a Catcher (351) and Most Games Caught (2,226).”"