This Day in History

                           

Today marks the 20 year anniversary when Carlton Fisk set the Major League record for home runs by a catcher, hitting number 328 off Texas Ranger, Charlie Hough.  Fisk surpassed Johnny Bench's previous record of 327 and also become the Sox's all-time leader with 187 home runs. "Pudge," as Fisk was known, played both with the Boston Red Sox (1969, 1971-1980) and the Chicago White Sox (1981-1993.) 

                                 

Fisk was known as one of baseball's most durable catcher after doing so in 2,226 games in 24 years, more than anyone in history. His number 72 was retired by the Chicago White Sox in 1997. Fisk was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000, choosing the Boston Red Sox cap for his plaque, although he played for more seasons with the Chicago White Sox.

Mitchell & Ness keeps Fisk's memorable career alive for his fans by offering his 1990 White Sox home jersey as part of our authentic jersey collection. 

                             

                                         

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