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White Sox | A.J. Pierzynski has career-high total in homers

Tue, 25 Sep 2012 23:49:37 -0700

Chicago White Sox C A.J. Pierzynski has a career-best 27 homers. Only Carlton Fisk has more homers in a season by a White Sox catcher, with 37 in 1985.

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MLB | Father of Carlton Fisk passes away at 97

Sun, 16 Jan 2011 00:09:03 -0800

Cecil Fisk, the father of former Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox C Carlton Fisk, died Thursday, Jan. 13, at the age of 97 following a brief illness, according to The Associated Press. KFFL sends its condolences.

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MLB | Fisk bashes McGwire

Wed, 20 Jan 2010 11:01:48 -0800

ESPNBoston.com reports former MLB C Carlton Fisk is the latest former player to express criticism toward admitted steroids user Mark McGwire. "(McGwire) says, 'Well, it doesn't help eye-and-hand coordination.' Well, of course it does," Fisk said. "It allows you more acuity physically and mentally and optically. You are going to be stronger and you are going to be better."

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White Sox | Konerko moves up on team homer list

Tue, 23 May 2006 22:31:56 -0700

The Associated Press reports Chicago White Sox 1B Paul Konerko hit his 215th home run with the White Sox on Tuesday, May 23, against the Oakland Athletics, moving him past C Carlton Fisk and into third place on the team's all-time home run list.

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Red Sox | Foul Pole In Left To Be Named After Fisk

Mon, 13 Jun 2005 05:27:30 -0700

According to The Boston Globe's Chris Snow, former Boston Red Sox C Carlton Fisk will be honored before the June 13 game against the Cincinnati Reds by having the left-field foul pole named after him (Fisk's pole). The right-field pole is called Pesky's pole, named after former Red Sox great Johnny Pesky. Fisk hit a memorable home run in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series that just stayed inside the pole and sent Boston to a decisive seventh game.

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Red Sox | Ramirez One Shy Of 400

Sun, 15 May 2005 05:57:49 -0700

The Providence Journal's Sean McAdam reports Boston Red Sox OF Manny Ramirez hit career homer No. 399 Saturday, May 14, tying him with Al Kaline and Andres Galarraga on the all-time home run list. It was his 163rd homer since joining the Red Sox and moved him into 11th place on the club's all-time homer list, past Carlton Fisk and Tony Conigliaro.

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Braves | Franco Sets Record with Slam

Thu, 03 Jun 2004 20:06:25 -0700

Keith Parsons, of the Associated Press, reports Atlanta Braves IF Julio Franco became the oldest player in major league history to hit a grand slam Thursday, June 3. The 45-year-old Franco surpassed a record previously held by the then 43-year-old Carlton Fisk.

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Mets | First Things First

Fri, 07 May 2004 05:32:17 -0700

The New York Times reports New York Mets C Mike Piazza may see more time at first base now that he has broken C Carlton Fisk's record for most home runs by a catcher in his career. "Mike's a catcher first and a first baseman second," Mets manager Art Howe said. "Somewhere down the road, he'll be playing a lot of first base, but when that is, I can't say. He might get more playing time at first as the season goes on because of the length of the season, but that's the only reason."

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Mets | Piazza Becomes New Catcher Home Run King

Thu, 06 May 2004 01:57:51 -0700

Peter Botte of The New York Daily News reports New York Mets C Mike Piazza eclipsed Carlton Fisk for the career mark for home runs by a catcher, blasting his 352nd at the position in the first inning of an 8-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants. "It's something I'm very proud of," Piazza said. "The only reason it holds a little more significance is because of the physical demands of the position. To do that, to hit that many home runs... you have to be healthy and somewhat consistent."

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Mets | Piazza Ties Home Run Record by Catcher

Wed, 28 Apr 2004 08:21:21 -0700

The Associated Press reports New York Mets C Mike Piazza tied the major league record for home runs by a catcher with his 351st homer of his career Monday, April 27. He tied the record held by former MLB C Carlton Fisk at Dodger Stadium against the organization he came up with. "It's special to do it here, no question about it," said Piazza. "I came up through this organization and they gave me a chance when no one else did. It means a lot. It really does. It's a little emotional for me."

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