Carlton Fisk Stats

Carlton Fisk was born on Friday, December 26, 1947, in Bellows Falls, Vermont. Fisk was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 18, 1969, with the Boston Red Sox. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Carlton Fisk baseball stats page.

"If the human body recognized agony and frustration, people would never run marathons, have babies, or play baseball." - Carlton Fisk (after getting hit twice in the crotch with a batted ball)
Carlton Fisk

Carlton Fisk Autograph on a 1990 Donruss Baseball Card (#BC-19)
Carlton Fisk Autograph on a 1990 Donruss Baseball Card (#BC-19)

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Birth Name:
Carlton Ernest Fisk
Nickname:
Pudge
Born On:
12-26-1947  (Capricorn)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Bellows Falls, Vermont
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Charlestown High School (Charlestown, NH)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
220
First Game:
09-18-1969 (Age 21)
Last Game:
06-22-1993
Draft:
1969 : 1st Round (4th) / Signing Bonus = $10,000
Carlton Fisk

Carlton Fisk Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Carlton Fisk

Carlton Fisk Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1969 22 Red Sox 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1971 24 Red Sox 14 48 7 15 2 1 2 0 6 1 0 10 0 0 0 1 .313 .327 .521
1972 25 Red Sox 131 457 74 134 28 9 22 0 61 52 6 83 1 0 4 11 .293 .370 .538
1973 26 Red Sox 135 508 65 125 21 0 26 1 71 37 2 99 1 2 10 11 .246 .309 .441
1974 27 Red Sox 52 187 36 56 12 1 11 0 26 24 2 23 2 1 2 5 .299 .383 .551
1975 28 Red Sox 79 263 47 87 14 4 10 0 52 27 4 32 0 2 2 7 .331 .395 .529
1976 29 Red Sox 134 487 76 124 17 5 17 0 58 56 3 71 3 5 6 11 .255 .336 .415
1977 30 Red Sox 152 536 106 169 26 3 26 1 102 75 3 85 2 10 9 9 .315 .402 .521
1978 31 Red Sox 157 571 94 162 39 5 20 0 88 71 6 83 3 6 7 10 .284 .366 .475
1979 32 Red Sox 91 320 49 87 23 2 10 0 42 10 0 38 1 3 6 9 .272 .304 .450
1980 33 Red Sox 131 478 73 138 25 3 18 0 62 36 6 62 0 3 13 12 .289 .353 .467
1981 34 White Sox 96 338 44 89 12 0 7 1 45 38 3 37 1 5 12 9 .263 .354 .361
1982 35 White Sox 135 476 66 127 17 3 14 0 65 46 7 60 4 4 6 12 .267 .336 .403
1983 36 White Sox 138 488 85 141 26 4 26 0 86 46 3 88 2 3 6 8 .289 .355 .518
1984 37 White Sox 102 359 54 83 20 1 21 0 43 26 4 60 1 4 5 7 .231 .289 .468
1985 38 White Sox 153 543 85 129 23 1 37 1 107 52 12 81 2 6 17 9 .238 .320 .488
1986 39 White Sox 125 457 42 101 11 0 14 0 63 22 2 92 0 6 6 10 .221 .263 .337
1987 40 White Sox 135 454 68 116 22 1 23 0 71 39 8 72 1 6 8 9 .256 .321 .460
1988 41 White Sox 76 253 37 70 8 1 19 0 50 37 9 40 1 2 5 6 .277 .377 .542
1989 42 White Sox 103 375 47 110 25 2 13 0 68 36 8 60 0 5 3 15 .293 .356 .475
1990 43 White Sox 137 452 65 129 21 0 18 0 65 61 8 73 0 1 7 12 .285 .378 .451
1991 44 White Sox 134 460 42 111 25 0 18 1 74 32 4 86 0 2 7 19 .241 .299 .413
1992 45 White Sox 62 188 12 43 4 1 3 0 21 23 5 38 0 2 1 2 .229 .313 .309
1993 46 White Sox 25 53 2 10 0 0 1 0 4 2 0 11 1 1 1 0 .189 .228 .245
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
24 Years 2,499 8,756 1,276 2,356 421 47 376 5 1,330 849 105 1,386 26 79 143 204 .269 .341 .457
Carlton Fisk

Carlton Fisk Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1969 Red Sox C 1 1 27 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 2.00
1971 Red Sox C 14 12 346 80 5.7 78 72 6 2 1 1 4 5 .975 6.09
1972 Red Sox C 131 129 3,430 933 7.1 918 846 72 15 10 8 8 56 .984 7.23
1973 Red Sox C 131 131 3,465 803 6.1 789 739 50 14 8 3 3 51 .983 6.15
1974 Red Sox C 50 49 1,305 299 6.0 293 267 26 6 2 2 24 15 .980 6.06
1975 Red Sox C 71 70 1,734 385 5.4 377 347 30 8 2 0 34 20 .979 5.87
1976 Red Sox C 133 130 3,503 734 5.5 722 649 73 12 9 7 90 50 .984 5.56
1977 Red Sox C 151 149 432 859 5.7 848 779 69 11 7 4 0 46 .987 53.00
1978 Red Sox C 154 150 444 840 5.5 823 733 90 17 13 7 0 7 .980 50.05
1978 Red Sox LF 1 1 18 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
1979 Red Sox C 39 35 880 166 4.3 163 155 8 3 1 3 24 5 .982 5.00
1979 Red Sox LF 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1980 Red Sox 1B 3 1 30 9 3.0 8 8 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .889 7.20
1980 Red Sox 3B 3 1 30 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1980 Red Sox C 115 112 3,004 588 5.1 578 522 56 10 8 3 74 30 .983 5.20
1980 Red Sox LF 5 5 123 13 2.6 13 13 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.85
1981 White Sox 1B 1 1 27 10 10.0 9 7 2 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .900 9.00
1981 White Sox 3B 1 0 9 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1981 White Sox C 92 89 2,303 519 5.6 514 470 44 5 10 2 2 64 .990 6.03
1981 White Sox LF 1 1 12 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1982 White Sox 1B 2 1 27 11 5.5 10 9 1 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .909 10.00
1982 White Sox C 133 129 3,369 705 5.3 701 639 62 4 7 10 80 44 .994 5.62
1983 White Sox C 133 123 3,233 762 5.7 755 709 46 7 5 11 1 77 .991 6.31
1984 White Sox C 90 81 2,178 465 5.2 459 421 38 6 4 2 51 21 .987 5.69
1985 White Sox C 130 120 3,205 871 6.7 861 801 60 10 13 10 8 4 .989 7.25
1986 White Sox C 71 65 1,690 432 6.1 428 389 39 4 3 8 56 23 .991 6.84
1986 White Sox LF 31 29 780 76 2.5 72 66 6 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .947 2.49
1987 White Sox 1B 9 6 159 54 6.0 53 44 9 1 7 n/a n/a n/a .981 9.00
1987 White Sox C 122 102 2,818 613 5.0 607 550 57 6 15 7 69 32 .990 5.82
1987 White Sox LF 2 2 42 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.93
1988 White Sox C 74 68 1,853 376 5.1 374 338 36 2 7 3 56 19 .995 5.45
1989 White Sox C 90 85 2,217 459 5.1 456 419 37 3 1 9 57 26 .993 5.55
1990 White Sox C 116 112 2,910 727 6.3 723 660 63 4 14 11 71 42 .994 6.71
1991 White Sox 1B 12 12 282 102 8.5 100 90 10 2 8 n/a n/a n/a .980 9.57
1991 White Sox C 106 91 2,383 594 5.6 590 535 55 4 5 11 54 37 .993 6.68
1992 White Sox C 54 51 1,289 280 5.2 278 252 26 2 2 4 41 20 .993 5.82
1993 White Sox C 25 13 377 80 3.2 80 75 5 0 0 2 22 2 1.000 5.73
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
C Totals 2,226 2,097 48,395 12,572 5.6 12,417 11,369 1,048 155 147 129 829 696 .988 6.93
LF Totals 41 38 975 94 2.3 90 84 6 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.49
1B Totals 27 21 525 186 6.9 180 158 22 6 20 n/a n/a n/a .968 9.26
3B Totals 4 1 39 1 0.3 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.69
24 Years 2,298 2,157 49,934 12,853 5.6 12,688 11,612 1,076 165 167 129 829 696 .987 6.86
Carlton Fisk

Carlton Fisk Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1969 Red Sox 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 2.5 0.0 - - -
1971 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 24.0 4.8 8.0 - - -
1972 Red Sox 5 2 .714 0 1 n/a 20.8 5.5 7.5 - - -
1973 Red Sox 7 2 .778 2 0 3 19.5 5.1 7.2 - - -
1974 Red Sox 5 1 .833 0 0 2 17.0 8.1 7.2 - - -
1975 Red Sox 4 3 .571 4 0 6 26.3 8.2 5.1 - - -
1976 Red Sox 12 5 .706 1 0 1 28.6 6.9 8.4 - - -
1977 Red Sox 7 6 .538 2 0 0 20.6 6.3 5.3 - - -
1978 Red Sox 7 2 .778 5 0 1 28.6 6.9 6.5 - - -
1979 Red Sox 3 0 1.000 14 0 42 32.0 8.4 7.6 - - -
1980 Red Sox 11 5 .688 7 0 5 26.6 7.7 7.7 - - -
1981 White Sox 3 2 .600 2 0 0 48.3 9.1 7.5 - - -
1982 White Sox 17 2 .895 3 1 0 34.0 7.9 7.3 - - -
1983 White Sox 9 6 .600 7 3 2 18.8 5.5 5.7 - - -
1984 White Sox 6 0 1.000 11 1 5 17.1 6.0 8.3 - - -
1985 White Sox 17 9 .654 2 1 28 14.7 6.7 5.1 - - -
1986 White Sox 2 4 .333 8 0 22 32.6 5.0 7.3 - - -
1987 White Sox 1 4 .200 14 0 7 19.7 6.3 6.4 - - -
1988 White Sox 0 0 .000 8 0 0 13.3 6.3 5.1 - - -
1989 White Sox 1 0 1.000 5 0 13 28.8 6.3 5.5 - - -
1990 White Sox 7 2 .778 12 0 14 25.1 6.2 7.0 - - -
1991 White Sox 1 2 .333 17 0 13 25.6 5.3 6.2 - - -
1992 White Sox 3 0 1.000 7 0 2 62.7 4.9 9.0 - - -
1993 White Sox 0 1 .000 3 2 0 53.0 4.8 13.3 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
24 Years 128 58 .688 135 9 166 23.3 6.3 6.6 - - -
Carlton Fisk

Carlton Fisk Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1969 Boston Red Sox 40 $4,500.00 - -
1971 Boston Red Sox 27 $5,700.00 - -
1972 Boston Red Sox 27 $7,400.00 Stats -
1973 Boston Red Sox 27 $25,000.00 Stats -
1974 Boston Red Sox 27 $55,000.00 Stats -
1975 Boston Red Sox 27 $80,000.00 - Stats
1976 Boston Red Sox 27 $170,000.00 Stats -
1977 Boston Red Sox 27 $195,000.00 Stats -
1978 Boston Red Sox 27 $195,000.00 Stats -
1979 Boston Red Sox 27 $225,000.00 - -
1980 Boston Red Sox 27 $225,000.00 Stats -
1981 Chicago White Sox 72 $580,000.00 Stats -
1982 Chicago White Sox 72 $580,000.00 Stats -
1983 Chicago White Sox 72 $580,000.00 - -
1984 Chicago White Sox 72 $580,000.00 - -
1985 Chicago White Sox 72 $685,000.00 Stats -
1986 Chicago White Sox 72 $875,000.00 - -
1987 Chicago White Sox 72 $900,000.00 - -
1988 Chicago White Sox 72 $700,000.00 - -
1989 Chicago White Sox 72 $1,200,000.00 - -
1990 Chicago White Sox 72 $1,750,000.00 - -
1991 Chicago White Sox 72 $1,250,000.00 Stats -
1992 Chicago White Sox 72 $1,000,000.00 - -
1993 Chicago White Sox 72 $1,000,000.00 - -


Carlton Fisk was the first unanimous American League Rookie of the Year (1972) recipient. That year, Pudge hit .293, 22 home runs, 28 doubles, and he led the American League with nine triples (tied with Joe Rudi of the Oakland Athletics ) - the last catcher to lead the league in three-baggers.

Did you know that when Carlton Fisk hit thirty-seven home runs in 1985 , thirty-three were hit while he was catching, setting a new American League single season record for home runs by a catcher , held previously by Lance Parrish who had 32 in 1982 ? Fisk's record has since been broken, twice, by Terry Steinbach ( 1996 ) and Ivan Rodriguez ( 1999 ).

Did you know Carlton Fisk once held the Major League record for most games caught (2,226) in baseball history until June 17, 2009 , when he was surpassed by Ivan Rodriguez ? Fisk still holds the American League record for games caught and is one of only five "Ironman Catchers" ( Bob Boone , Gary Carter & Jason Kendall are the other three), backstops who caught more than 2,000 games.

Did you know that when Carlton Fisk homered on August 17, 1990 , it was his 328th career home run (hit while catching), breaking the Major League record for most home runs by a catcher , once held by Johnny Bench ? Pudge finished his career with 351 home runs, most by a catcher , until Mike Piazza hit his 352nd on May 5, 2004 . Fisk, through today, still holds the American League record for homers by a catcher .

Postseason home runs are not counted in a player's regular season statistics, but Carlton Fisk had two additional noteworthy homers, both taking place in the 1975 World Series . One of those two took place in the 12th inning of Game 6 - a walk-off homer off Pat Darcy of the Cincinnati Reds , tying the Series at 3-3.


Carlton Fisk Waves His Home Run Fair | Video by MLB Properties

Did you know that Carlton Fisk, on May 8, 1984 , caught all 25 innings of the Chicago White Sox's 7-6 win over the Milwaukee Brewers , setting the Major League record for the longest game by a catcher? The former record, 24 innings caught, was held by five catchers: Mike Powers (September 1, 1906), Buddy Rosar ( July 21, 1945 ), Bob Swift ( July 21, 1945 ), Hal King ( April 15, 1968 ), and Jerry Grote ( April 15, 1968 ).

Carlton Fisk Hall of Fame Plaque
Carlton Fisk | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 2000 ( HOF )
On May 16, 1984 , Carlton Fisk hit for the cycle, only the third Chicago White Sox player to complete a cycle, joining Ray Schalk & Jack Brohamer . American League catchers who hit for the cycle before Pudge were Charlie Moore ( October 1, 1980 ), Buddy Rosar ( July 19, 1940 ), Mickey Cochrane ( August 2, 1933 & July 22, 1932 ) and Schalk ( June 27, 1922 ).
Carlton Fisk Cycle
Calrton Fisk Cycle ( Box Score ) | The Salina Journal | May 17, 1984 | Page 15

Last-Modified: August 21, 2018 10:52 AM EST

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