Carlton Fisk charged with DUI

NEW LENOX, Ill. — Hall of Famer and former Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk faces charges of driving under the influence and other misdemeanors after being found asleep in his pickup truck in a cornfield, police in suburban Chicago said Tuesday.

New Lenox Police Department

Carlton Fisk’s mugshot from New Lenox, Ill.

New Lenox Deputy Chief Robert Pawlisz said officers found Fisk, 64, behind the wheel late Monday with an open bottle of vodka on the truck’s floor.


‘‘He was behind the wheel unconscious,’’ Pawlisz said.

Fisk, 64, was taken to a hospital for treatment and released from custody after posting bail, Pawlisz said. He has a court appearance scheduled for Nov. 29 in Will County.

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Besides the DUI charge, he faces charges of lane-use violation and illegal transportation of alcohol.

New Lenox is about 35 miles southwest of downtown Chicago.

Fisk played with the Red Sox from 1969-80 before signing as a free agent with the White Sox in 1981. He retired in 1993 and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2000.


Fisk, who famously hit a 12th-inning home run that won Game 6 of the 1975 World Series for the Red Sox, has an unlisted number in New Lenox and couldn’t be reached for comment. He was back in Boston in September for the unveiling of the All-Fenway Park team, on which he was named the starting catcher based on fan voting.

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