Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk Faces DUI Charges
Cops say he was passed out in truck
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 24, 2012 11:37 AM CDT
In this June 2, 2012, photo, Carlton Fisk waves to the crowd before throwing the ceremonial first pitch before a game between the Chicago White Sox and the Seattle Mariners in Chicago.   (Nam Y. Huh)
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(Newser) – Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk faces charges of driving under the influence after being found asleep in his pickup truck in a cornfield, say police in suburban Chicago. Officers say they found Fisk, 64, unconscious behind the wheel late Monday with an open bottle of vodka on the truck's floor. He was taken to a hospital for treatment and released from custody after posting bail. Fisk, who played 11 seasons with the Red Sox and 13 with the White Sox, became part of an unforgettable baseball moment when he belted a 12th-inning home run that won Game 6 of the 1975 World Series for Boston. (Singer Bobby Brown was also busted on a DUI charge, his second this year, early today, KABC reports.)