Top 10 Red Sox players enshrined in Baseball Hall of Fame
By Sean Penney
Year Inducted: 2000
Carlton Fisk stormed onto the scene in his first full season in the big leagues in 1972, capturing the Rookie of the Year Award, a Gold Glove, his first of 11 All-Star appearances and finishing fourth for AL MVP.
Fisk spent the first 11 seasons of his career with the Red Sox, establishing himself as the best offensive catcher in franchise history. He hit .284/.356/.481 with 162 home runs in 1078 games with the Red Sox.
The most memorable moment of Fisks’ career was his walk-off home run in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. The lasting impression of that game was Fisk trying to wave the ball fair as it hooked toward the foul pole in left field.
Fisk went on to play 13 more seasons with the Chicago White Sox to cap a lengthy career that extraordinarily lasted until he was 45 years old. He made four All-Star appearances in Chicago and won three Silver Sluggers.
For his career, Fisk hit 376 home runs, third-most in MLB history by a catcher. His 68.3 fWAR ranks fourth all-time at his position and he’s sixth with 1330 career RBI.
While he spent the majority of his time wearing different color Sox, most of his prime years came with the Red Sox. The organization clearly agreed when they retired his No. 27 at Fenway Park.