Retired Chicago White Sox player Carlton Fisk, 64, was taken to the New Lenox Police Station on Oct. 22 and booked on charges of DUI, illegal transportation of alcohol and failure to drive on the right side of the roadway.
His court date is set at 9 a.m. Nov. 29 at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet.
Police found the Hall of Famer, who currently lives in Bradenton, FL., in a cornfield stupor behind the wheel of his pickup truck near Gougar and Spencer Roads. He was charged with DUI and spent the night in jail.
New Lenox police arrested retired Chicago White Sox player, Carlton Fisk, on charges of drunken driving and related violations.
According to the report, Fisk, who retired from baseball in 1993, was found at 7:20 p.m. Oct. 22 passed out in his Ford pickup truck in a field near Gougar and Spencer Roads.
Fisk, who played for the Boston Red Sox in 1969 and 1971–80, and then with the Chicago White Sox from 1981–1993, was known as "Pudge" to fans and caught more games—2,226—than any other catcher in the history of Major League Baseball.
The 11-time All-Star belted 376 home runs over his career, including his 12th inning blast in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series to seal a win over the Cincinnati Reds. The hit was arguably one of the most memorable home runs ever, as Fisk trotted down the first base line, waving the ball to stay fair before it hit the left field foul pole.
Fisk was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000.
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