Carlton Fisk – No. 27
Fisk will always be remembered most by Red Sox fans for his dramatic 12th-inning home run in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. The clip of him waving the ball fair has become one of the most iconic images in franchise history.
The Red Sox selected Fisk with the fourth overall pick in the 1967 draft. He would spend his first full season in the big leagues in 1972, capturing the Rookie of the Year award, making his first All-Star team, winning a Gold Glove and finishing fourth on the MVP ballot.
Fisk hit .284/.356/.481 with 162 homers over 11 seasons in Boston. He was an All-Star in seven of those seasons and landed inside the top 10 on the MVP ballot three times.
A lengthy 24-year career lasted until Fisk was 45 years old, although more than half of it came after leaving Boston. He was granted free agency in 1980 when GM Haywood Sullivan infamously mailed his contract offer a day after the deadline. One of the greatest catchers in baseball history got away become of front office incompetence.