1959 At Yankee Stadium, the Yankees win a pair from the visiting White Sox, winning the nitecap, 6 – 4, on Mickey Mantle’s homer. In game 1, Yankees veteran Enos Slaughter belts a pair of homers; at age 43, he is the oldest player this century to accomplish the feat. Carlton Fisk, a few months older, will top him in 1991.
The Chicago White Sox sign prized free agent catcher Carlton Fisk. The future Hall of Fame receiver was declared a free agent in February after the Boston Red Sox failed to mail him a contract by the deadline imposed under the Basic Agreement.
Thurman Munson and Carlton Fisk brawl at Fenway Park. With a 2 – 2 score in the top of the 9th, Munson, attempting to score from third on a missed bunt by Gene Michael, crashes into Fisk and they both come up swinging. Boston wins, 3 – 2, in the bottom of the inning.
Faced with the probability of losing star OF Fred Lynn to free agency because of a front-office blunder, the Red Sox trade Lynn and P Steve Renko to the Angels for 3 players. The MLBPA contends that Lynn and C Carlton Fisk are free agents because the Red Sox failed to mail their new contracts by the deadline. Lynn signs a four-year…
Boston’s Carlton Fisk is the first-ever unanimous choice for American League Rookie of the Year. The catcher hit 22 home runs and led the American League East with a .293 average. His Hall of Fame career would span 24 years.
1981 Arbitrator Raymond Goetz supports the MLBPA grievance and declares Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk a free agent on the grounds that the club mailed his 1981 contract two days after the December 20 deadline. Fisk was signed by the White Sox on March 18, 1981.
Arbitrator Raymond Goetz supports the MLB Players’ Association and declares Boston Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk a free agent on the grounds that the club mailed his 1981 contract two days after the December 20 deadline. Fisk was signed by the Chicago White Sox on March 18, 1981. As the season got under way, Fisk was interviewed by the media…
As a result of the Players Association’s 1985 collusion suit against the owners, arbitrator Thomas Roberts declares seven players no-risk free agents until March 1, giving them a chance to sign with other clubs despite already having contracts. The seven are Kirk Gibson, Carlton Fisk, Donnie Moore, Joe Niekro, Butch Wynegar, Tom Brookens, and Juan Beniquez.