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Postcard from Fort Myers: It’s Red Sox report day

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Growing up as a baseball fan, I always imagined that “report day” in spring training was something like showing up for the Army. The Red Sox manager would stand at the ballpark with a clipboard and check off Carlton Fisk’s name when he walked in. Presumably Jim Rice would be waiting […]
Via Boston.com
4 days ago

HOFer Fisk surely White Sox best FA signing

Carlton Fisk was inducted into Baseball's Hall of Fame in 2000. His No. 72 was retired by the White Sox in 1997 and his statue, unveiled in 2005, lives on amid the Guaranteed Rate Field concourse. But Fisk now has another honor to add to his extensive and storied resume. The catcher should be considered the top free-agent signing in the history of the franchise.
Via WhiteSox.com
28 days ago

QUIZ: Name every player with a retired number on the Chicago White Sox

11 players in Chicago White Sox history have been honored with a retired number. Can you name all of these Southside MLB greats?
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

My reviews of Carlton Fisk, Nick Saban biographies; Posnanski book on Watson-Nicklaus

An excerpt of my sports book roundup for the Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row book section. ******* Pudge: The Biography of Carlton Fisk by Doug Wilson, Thomas Dunne, 358 pages, $26.99 Carlton Fisk takes center stage every fall. During baseball’s postseason, there are multiple replays of his iconic homer in the sixth game of the 1975 World Series. It ranks as one of the game...
Via Sherman Report
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking Top 10 Moments In World Series History (Videos)

The World Series always is one of the most anticipated events on the sports calendar. Not only does it crown the eventual champion, but the amount of clutch performances that occur is astonishing. Whether it’s Carlton Fisk waving his home run fair or Don Larsen’s perfect game, year after year special Fall Classic moments are shown in highlight reels showcasing the magic of...
Via NESN.com
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Author Q/A of new Carlton Fisk biography: Much more to proud catcher’s career than epic ’75 homer

Carlton Fisk takes center stage every October. During baseball’s postseason, there are multiple replays of his iconic homer in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. It ranks near the top as one of the game’s most memorable blows and was Fisk’s defining moment. Yet there was much more  to Fisk’s Hall of Fame career. In “Pudge: The Biography of Carlton Fisk,” author Doug Wilson...
Via Sherman Report
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wear Throwback Jerseys As Boston Honors 1975 Team (Photos)

BOSTON — Do not adjust your television set. The Red Sox turned back the clock Tuesday night. The Red Sox celebrated the 40th anniversary of their 1975 American League champion team by wearing throwback uniforms for their game against the Tampa Bay Rays. The old school duds were just a taste of the awesome festivities that took place at Fenway Park. 1975 throwbacks are lined up...
Via NESN.com
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

New Book On Carlton Fisk Arrives In October

Doug Wilson, who has written fabulous books about Brooks Robinson, Mark Fidrych and others, has a new book coming out next Fall about Red Sox legend Carlton Fisk. Titled, "Pudge, The Biography Of Carlton Fisk", the book will offer insights by Fred Lynn, Rico Petrocelli and Eddie Kasko. It will even probe the psyche of a certain un-named umpire. The book is scheduled for release in...
Via FenwayNation
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Iconic Fisk Home Run Ball Goes Up For Auction

"... There it goes, a long drive, if it stays fair -- Home run! ... We will have a seventh game in this 1975 World Series ..." We all remember Dick Stockton's great call that night. It was the capstone moment of the greatest World Series game ever—Game 6 in 1975. As Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk waved his game-winning HR fair, the game of baseball itself was rejuvenated. Now the...
Via FenwayNation
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Carlton Fisk’s Game 6 Heroics Remembered on Hall of Famer’s 66th Birthday (Videos)

Before the Red Sox snapped their 86-year World Series drought in 2004, the most endearing Fall Classic memory for Boston fans was that of Carlton Fisk waving the game-winning home run fair in Game 6 of the 1975 Series.  Thirty-eight years later, after the Sox had taken home two World Series titles, Fisk returned to Fenway Park for another Game 6. The Hall of Famer, along with fellow...
Via NESN.com
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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