Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Carlton Fisk Becomes A Senior Citizen Today

The Moment
It's truly hard to believe, but Red Sox hero Carlton Fisk turns 65 years old today. For those of us who are of a certain "vintage", his Game 6 extra-inning home run in the 1975 World Series will always be our lasting Red Sox memory before the 2004 and 2007 championship wins. That iconic moment helped revitalize baseball in hearts of America, and it almost didn't matter that we ended up losing Game 7. As Fisk himself has said, "We won the Series, 3 games to 4." Fisk, of course, went on to play more seasons in the Windy City (13) than in Boston (11), but he never again returned to the World Series. He will always be frozen in time waving the ball fair for the Red Sox. Happy birthday, Pudge.