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.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cy Youngs and MVP's Season 17

The voting is done and the Cy Young and MVP winners for Season 17 are as follows:


Alan Ramirez
Dead Rockstars
Age: 24B/T: S/R
Born: Dundalk, MD
Position(s): CF/CIF/2B/OF/DH
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Ramirez is the beast power hitting Center Fielder for the Dead Rockstars. He crushed 56 home runs and drove in 144 runs, and all at the age of 24. Ramirez will be a finalist on the MVP ballot for many more seasons to come.

Cy Young

Felipe Medrano
St. Louis
Age: 33B/T: R/R
Born: Seattle, WA
Position(s): P (SP2)
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The Veteran right hander for the Storm wins his first ML Cy Young Award. He posted a 19-7 record with 2.12 ERA in 225 innings on the mound.


Jerrod Ogea
Age: 31B/T: L/L
Born: Mclean, VA
Position(s): RF
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This is Jerrod Ogea's fifth MVP award in 9 seasons at the ML level. He hit 42 dingers and drove in 106 runs with a .330 batting average.

Cy Young
Stephen Harrison
Suds Utd
Age: 36B/T: S/L
Born: Whiteriver, AZ
Position(s): P (SP1)
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Harrison takes home his second ML Cy Young award in 15 seasons on the mound. The veteran lefty for the Suds Utd posted a 16-5 record with a 2.06 ERA in 226.2 innings on the mound.

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