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.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

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!

1 comment:

Tim said...

my co-manager, Insane Luck, and I gladly accept the honor.

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