Carlton Fisk will always be remembered as the player who hit the historic, 12th-inning, game-winning homer in Fenway Park off Reds pitcher Pat Darcy in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. Besides being the hero on MLB's biggest stage in a game that has been referred to as "the greatest World Series game ever played," Fisk had many other memorable highlights during his 11-year career as a member of the Red Sox.
Red Sox first draft choice and fourth overall selection in the January 1967 Winter Baseball Amateur Draft.
Made his MLB debut on September 18, 1969.
Was the first unanimous winner of the American League Rookie of the Year Award in 1972 (.293, 22 HR, 61 RBIs). He was also tied for the AL lead with nine triples.
Won the 1972 AL Gold Glove Award for defensive excellence.
Seven-time All-Star, including four games started. He was voted as a starter five times but was replaced in 1974 due to a knee injury.
Was the AL Honorary All-Star Game captain on July 13, 1999 at Fenway Park.
Is the all-time Red Sox leader in games caught with 990.
Red Sox Hall of Fame Inductee on September 8, 1997.
In 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first African American man to play in the Major Leagues.
Number retired throughout baseball in 1997.
Played for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1947-56.
From his Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque: "Leading NL batter in 1949. Holds fielding mark for second baseman playing in 150 or more games with .992. Led NL in stolen bases in 1947 and 1949. Most Valuable Player in 1949. Lifetime batting average .311. Joint record holder for most double plays by second baseman, 137 in 1951. Led second baseman in double plays 1949-50-51-52."
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