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 15, 2011

Fisk #62 in HBD World Rankings on Knucklebones HBD Radio Show

On 1-14-11 the Knucklebones radio show ran a special 2 hour rankings show. Every league that has completed 10 seasons or more made the rankings. The rankings were compiled by tomjames using his computer ranking program. Fisk ranked #62 out of 128 leagues, which puts us right about in the middle. The complete rankings can be found here:

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Top 10 Power Rankings 1-13

1.Houston Home Wreckers 57-24
Pitching#4/ Batting#1/ Fielding#1

2.Florida Boiler Bangers 55-26
Pitching#8/ Batting#5/ Fielding#14

3.Tampa Bay Trump 53-28
Pitching#12/ Batting#8/ Fielding#28

4.St. Louis Storm 50-31
Pitching#1/ Batting#14/ Fielding#8

5.Cleveland grievous angels 47-34
Pitching#9/ Batting#3/ Fielding#9

6.Las Vegas Hangovers 47-34
Pitching#16/ Batting#2/ Fielding#10

7.Atlanta Chopahawkers 48-33
Pitching#7/ Batting#17/ Fielding#5

8.Pittsburgh Parsimonious Paladins 47-34
Pitching#6/ Batting#7/ Fielding#17

9.Charleston Low Country Ambush 48-33
Pitching#3/ Batting#26/ Fielding#3

10.Seattle Dead Rockstars 44-37
Pitching#15/ Batting#11/ Fielding#4

Outside Looking In
11.Salem Fresh 44-37
12.New York Cavaliers 45-36

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Top 10 Power Rankings 1-4

Going to start a weekly top 10 power rankings. The rankings are determined by adding Losses with the pitching, batting and fielding rankings and then dividing that number by 4 to get a score for each Franchise. The lower the score, the higher rank your team is. The top 10 for this week are:

1. Houston Home Wreckers 39-18
#6 Pitching/ #2 Batting/ #1 Fielding

2. St. Louis Storm 36-21
#1 Pitching/ #5 Batting/ #8 Fielding

3. Florida Boiler Bangers 42-15
#3 Pitching/ #7 Batting/ #14 Fielding

4. Cleveland grievous angels 35-22
#7 Pitching/ #1 Batting/ #11 Fielding

5. Seattle Dead Rockstars 35-22
#11 Pitching/ #6 Batting/ #4 Fielding

6. Atlanta Chopahawkers 36-21
#9 Pitching/ #8 Batting/ #6 Fielding

7. Pittsburgh Parsimonious Paladins 34-23
#8 Pitching/ #4 Batting/ #13 Fielding

8. Las Vegas Hangovers 34-23
#14 Pitching/ #3 Batting/ #18 Fielding

9. New York Cavaliers 33-24
#10 Pitching/ #25 Batting/ #2 Fielding

10. Salem Fresh 32-25
#5 Pitching/ #15 Batting/ #17 Fielding

Season 16 Managers of The Year

Please congratulate Timb116 of the NL and Johndish of the AL for being their leagues manager of the year!

Timb116 led his Pittsburgh Parsimonious Paladins to a 87-75 record and to a wild card berth as the 6th seed. Pittsburgh then went on a cinderella playoff run to win the World Series. Congrats to Timb!

Johndish's Cleveland Grievous Angels finished with a 110-52 record and won thier 4th AL North division title in 5 seasons. The Angels won the divison by 25 games and won the AL Championship. Congrats to Johndish!
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