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

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

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