Carlton Ernest "Pudge" Fisk (born December 26, 1947) is a former Major League Baseball catcher who played for 24 years with both the Boston Red Sox (1969, 1971-1980) and Chicago White Sox (1981-1993). Known by the nickname "Pudge" due to his 6'2", 220 lb frame, he was the first player to be unanimously voted American League Rookie of the Year (1972). He is best known for "waving fair" his game-winning home run in the 12th inning of Game 6 of the 1975 World Series, one of the greatest moments in World Series history. At the time of his retirement in 1993 he held the records for most home runs all-time by a catcher with 351 (since passed by Mike Piazza). A testament to his durability behind the plate, Fisk held the record for most games played at the position of catcher (2,226) until June 17, 2009 when he was surpassed by "Pudge" Iván Rodríguez. Fisk still holds the American League record for most years served behind the plate (24). Fisk was voted to the All-Star team 11 times and won 3 Silver Slugger Awards which is awarded annually to the best offensive player at each position. Fisk was known as a fierce competitor, a superb handler of pitchers and a natural on-field leader. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2000.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Season 13 World Series

The Houston Home Wreckers take the Season 13 World Series 4 games to 1 over the Milwaukee Suds Utd.

The Home Wreckers were led by season 13 AL Cy Young winner Lariel Martinez , All Star Closer Stubby Sowders who won the AL fireman of the year award, and All Star 1st Baseman Mario Kydd.

The Suds Utd were led by their All Star pitchers, SP Daryl Salazar and RP Brad Newman, as well as their Gold Glove fielders, SS Osvaldo Saenz, 2nd Baseman Guy Tresh, and 3rd Baseman Delino Veras.

This was the Home Wreckers first World Series title and their second appearance.
For the Suds Utd, this was their first time back to the World Series since winning the title in season 1.

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