Former Sox hero runs afoul of the law

Published On October 24, 2012 | By Arielle Aronson

Former Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk found himself in some trouble with the law Monday after he was caught by police driving drunk in a cornfield in New Lenox, Ill. The beloved Sox legend was charged with driving under the influence and illegally transporting alcohol while also receiving a lane violation, said Deputy Chief Bob Pawlisz.

Fisk, who was found unconscious in the car, was transported by paramedics to the hospital, where he was treated and released into police custody. An open container of vodka was found in the car, leading to the additional charges against the Hall of Fame catcher. Fisk has since posted bond and was released by police. He is due to appear in court on Nov. 29.

Fisk is most remembered by Red Sox fans as the player who knocked out a home run that just barely stayed fair in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series to help the Red Sox push the series to seven games. His arrest comes one day after the 37th anniversary of that home run.

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Arielle Aronson is a sports writer and recent graduate from Boston University, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Print Journalism Magna Cum Laude. Arielle has a passion for sports cultivated from growing up with two older brothers. She also enjoys playing the piano, reading and traveling.