Chosen in the first round of the 1967 draft by the Boston Red Sox, Carlton Fisk went on to play for 24 seasons in the majors – the longest of any catcher – the first 10 seasons for the Red Sox, and his last 13 with Chicago White Sox. Fisk is an 11 time All-Star with a Golden Glove and 3 Silver Sluggers. He was unanimously voted the 1972 Rookie of the Year. His number has been retired by both the Red Sox and the White Sox, and the left field foul pole at Fenway Park now bears his name. Fisk is probably most famously remembered for the iconic footage of him waving fair his 12th inning walk-off home run during game 6 of the 1975 World Series, forcing a game 7.
Fisk is the only Hall of Famer born in Vermont, although he was raised in nearby Charlestown, New Hampshire. As an 18 year-old playing for the American Legion team based in Bellows Falls, VT, he hit a home run at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown.
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