Saturday, February 17, 2024

2001 Fleer Red Sox 100th Pt. 13: Carlton Fisk

NAME: Carlton Fisk


WHY IS HE HERE?:  He was elected the A.L. Rookie of the Year unanimously in 1972 and was a seven-time All Star while in Boston.  He was a Gold Glove winner in 1972 as well and finished in the top ten in MVP balloting three times.  He was the holder of multiple team records for a catcher when he left.  He hit one of the most famous home runs in team history with his game-winning home run in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series.  He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2000, his second year on the ballot.  

WOULD I PUT HIM IN IN 2001?:  Yes.

ANY BETTER CHOICES IN 2001?:  No.  As of 2001, Fisk was still the top catcher in team history. 


ANY BETTER CHOICES NOW?:  There are no better choices now.  Jason Varitek should certainly be in the set since he has broken a number of the team records for catchers, but that is due more to longevity.  He should not replace Fisk, but he should be in it alongside Fisk.      

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