Hall of Famer Fisk pleads guilty to DUI
FILE - In this June 2, 2012, file photo, Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk waves to the crowd before throwing the ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Seattle Mariners in Chicago. Fisk has been charged with driving under the influence after he was found asleep in his pickup truck in an Illinois cornfield. New Lenox police say officers found the 64-year-old Fisk asleep on Monday night, Oct. 22, 2012, behind the wheel of his truck and an open liquor bottle on the floor. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
Fisk pleads guilty
Hall of Fame baseball catcher Carlton Fisk pleaded guilty yesterday to a misdemeanor drunken-driving charge, two months after police found him asleep in his pickup truck in a suburban Chicago cornfield.
Fisk, 64, was sentenced to one year of court supervision and must pay $1,250 in court costs. He also must undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and counseling.
Fisk’s attorney, Stephen White, said in Will County court that Fisk wanted to accept responsibility for what he did.
“He stepped up to the plate,” White said.
New Lenox police found Fisk unconscious in the truck on Oct. 22 and said there was an open bottle of vodka on the floor. New Lenox is about 35 miles southwest of downtown Chicago.
Fisk became part of an unforgettable baseball moment while playing for the Boston Red Sox when he belted a 12th-inning home run that won Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. He played 11 seasons with the Red Sox and 13 with the Chicago White Sox.