Every October baseball marvels at itself and its history. Sometimes the history at which the game marvels includes Carlton Fisk's home run in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series, when Fisk hit a twelfth-inning walk-off to force a seventh game. That happened 37 years ago Sunday. This, from Monday, reports TMZ, is not so proud a moment:
MLB Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk was arrested for DUI last night in Illinois—after allegedly driving his truck into the middle of a freakin' corn field ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.
According to law enforcement sources, the New Lenox PD received a call about a car in the middle of a corn field around 7:20 PM.
When police arrived, officers say they found Fisk behind the wheel of his F-150—which had a flat tire—and he appeared to be fast asleep. We're told cops also found an open vodka bottle in the vehicle.
Busted Coverage recalls 1987, when Fisk's White Sox manager, Larry Himes, used to have Fisk searched for beer as he entered the clubhouse. But those, too, were more jovial times.