Pudge: The Biography of Carlton Fisk

Pudge The Biography of Carlton Fisk Carlton Fisk retired having played in games and hit home runs than any other catcher before him A baseball superstar in the s and s Fisk was known not just for his dedication to the sport and t

  • Title: Pudge: The Biography of Carlton Fisk
  • Author: DougWilson
  • ISBN: 9781250065438
  • Page: 202
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Carlton Fisk retired having played in games and hit home runs than any other catcher before him A baseball superstar in the 1970s and 80s, Fisk was known not just for his dedication to the sport and tremendous plays but for the respect with which he treated the game.A homegrown icon, Fisk rapidly became the face of one of the most storied teams in baseball, theCarlton Fisk retired having played in games and hit home runs than any other catcher before him A baseball superstar in the 1970s and 80s, Fisk was known not just for his dedication to the sport and tremendous plays but for the respect with which he treated the game.A homegrown icon, Fisk rapidly became the face of one of the most storied teams in baseball, the Boston Red Sox of the 1970s As a rookie making only 12,000 a year, he became the first player to unanimously win the American League Rookie of the Year award in 1972, upping both his pay grade and national recognition Fisk s game winning home run in Game Six of the hotly contested 1975 World Series forever immortalized him in one of the sport s most exciting televised moments Fisk played through an epic period of player owner relations, including the dawn of free agency, strikes, and collusions After leaving Boston under controversy in 1981, he joined the Chicago White Sox, where he played for 12 major league seasons, solidifying his position as one of the best catchers of all time.Doug Wilson, finalist for both the Casey Award and Seymour Medal for his previous baseball biographies, uses his own extensive research and interviews with childhood friends and major league teammates to examine the life and career of a leader who followed a strict code and played with fierce determination.

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  • DougWilson

    I have loved baseball since I was old enough to throw a rubber ball against the side of the house and pretend I was in the big leagues I particularly have an interest in writing about baseball in the 1960s ande 1970s I like to write about the good guys of the game I m tired of hearing about the scandals.

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  • It begins and ends with the same transformative moment; not only for Pudge, but also the sport for which he dedicated his life. That iconic moment of game six of the 1975 World Series when Red Sox fans would come so close to bliss but fall one game shy. That legendary camera shot that would garner an Emmy for the cameraman and change the way games would forever be covered has never faded from memory. Carlton Fisk jumping and hopping sideways towards first base and flailing his arms to keep the b [...]


  • Another good bio baseball book by Doug Wilson, who wrote very good books on Brooks Robinson and The Bird. This one I liked the least, but only because the other two were so great. This book on Carlton "Pudge" Fisk is well researched and written well. Talks equally about his days in Boston playing for the Red Sox and also his days in the 1980's playing for the Chicago White Sox. Info on the White Sox I didn't know much about, so that was interesting. So were the portions of the book dedicated to [...]


  • The greatest catcher ever to strap on the gearCarlton Fisk has been my favorite baseball player since I first fell in love with the game and with the Chicago White Sox. I loved the way he hit, the way he handled pitchers, and his commanding presence on the field. (He was also quite good looking.) This book captures the essence of that commanding, dedicated, and devoted player I remember so well. It gave me an insight into his life before the White Sox and helped me relive some of his greatest mo [...]


  • Call him “a lion in winter.” Call him “an iron man.” But, where in the world did he get the nickname “Pudge?” As biographer Doug Wilson explains it, Carlton Fisk “would never know a time when he was called anything other than Pudge or Pudgy. The exact origin of the name remains a mystery, even to him.” Be that as it may, I didn’t get to watch the Boston Red Sox or the Chicago White Sox that much during Fisk’s playing days. But, I don’t recall the electronic media, at least, [...]


  • Baseball is my favorite sport, and Carlton Fisk is my favorite baseball player. I named my first car Carlton Fisk, and for the seven years I owned it I had a little cardboard pop-up Carlton Fisk affixed to the dashboard. (It was a good thing I decided to buy a bunch of them, as I had to replace the figure each year due to fading from the sun.)I just finished the extremely enjoyable book Pudge: The Biography of Carlton Fisk by Doug Wilson. Although Fisk was not interviewed for the book – partic [...]


  • Every Hall of Famer needs a biography and this is the first full length biography of Carlton Fisk. It is a straightforward account of pretty remarkable baseball life. It starts and ends with Fisk's most memorable moment in the sixth game of the 1975 World Series. It is hard to overstate how important that homer was both to Fisk and to baseball. Many consider it the greatest televised sports moment in history because of what it meant and how it changed the way we view sports. Wilson reminds us th [...]


  • Growing up as a Red Sox fan in the 70's and 80's I was really able to connect well to this book. It was a confirming look at the Carlton Fisk that fans remembered, but it also highlighted his family which would be new to many readers. This was an enjoyable read and the author did an excellent job of weaving in quotes and comments into the narrative.


  • Informative book detailing the life of Carlton Fisk. I was a fan of him when he was with the White Sox not realizing any of his time with the Red Sox. Was nice to read about his history and his work ethic which you don't see alot of in the current age we are living in.


  • Not just the story of one of the best catchers to play the game. also contains interesting details of the Red Sox, White Sox during his career as well as the changes happening in baseball in the 70's and 80's.




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