July 23, 2000 |
Longevity landed Carlton Fisk and Tony Perez in the Baseball Hall of Fame, but one game defined their careers. Twenty-five years after the Reds and Red Sox played in the 1975 World Series, baseball will celebrate one of its greatest moments when two of the series' heroes are inducted at Cooperstown this weekend. Former Cincinnati manager Sparky Anderson, who was elected by the Veterans Committee, and longtime Reds announcer Marty Brennaman, who will receive the Ford C.
January 12, 2000 |
Carlton Fisk and Tony Perez were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Tuesday, and for the ninth time former Dodger Steve Garvey fell short of the necessary votes. But Garvey, who finished sixth in the voting by the Baseball Writers Assn. of America, hasn't given up hope. "I'm an optimist," he said. "Maybe the fact that Tony Perez made it and his numbers and mine are comparable will help." Perez made it in his ninth year of eligibility. The two first basemen did have similar careers.
November 23, 1997 |
Besides following in the media-friendly footsteps of Davey Johnson, what will be Ray Miller's biggest obstacle as manager of the Baltimore Orioles? Cal Ripken Jr. So contends Peter Gammons of the Boston Globe, who writes: "While Miller is a terrific pitching coach, he had a bad time managing in Minnesota and will have nothing but problems with Cal Ripken. "Cal is a non-pitcher guy.
June 29, 1993 |
Carlton Fisk, who hit one of baseball's most memorable home runs and went on to catch more games than any major leaguer, was released Monday by the Chicago White Sox. The move was long expected because of the 45-year-old's feud with management over his diminished playing time. "I know a bunch of fans out there and some people will be upset with me, but my job here is to win," said Ron Schueler, White Sox general manager. "Maybe we were a little bit unfair.
June 23, 1993 |
Carlton Fisk, saying he hoped to be remembered for doing his best, was honored Tuesday night by fans and his Chicago White Sox teammates before breaking the major league record for games caught. With his family, parents and friends present in Chicago for "Carlton Fisk Night," he then squatted behind the plate and caught a pitch from Alex Fernandez for game No. 2,226. The White Sox won, 3-2, handing the Rangers their fifth consecutive loss.
June 22, 1993 |
The Chicago White Sox will honor 45-year-old catcher Carlton Fisk in a ceremony before tonight's game against the Texas Rangers in Comiskey Park. There will probably be a speech by a former teammate or coach, and a club official promised "a few surprises," but don't expect the team to retire his number. Unless Fisk agrees to retire with it. To many, Fisk, who tied Bob Boone's major league record of 2,225 games caught Monday night, has been a symbol of durability, perseverance and hard work.