Baseball Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk faces a charge of driving under the influence after he was found passed out Monday evening in his pickup truck in a New Lenox, Ill., cornfield.
A New Lenox police spokesman said authorities were called to respond to a vehicle in a field, and they found Fisk asleep in his truck, which had a flat tire and contained an open liquor bottle. The police reported that Fisk was disoriented when revived and that he refused a blood-alcohol test.
Fisk, 64, was treated and released from a local hospital. He faces a Nov. 29 court date.
The arrest came one day after the 37th anniversary of Fisk's most famous moment. While playing for the Boston Red Sox in the 1975 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds, Fisk hit a 12th-inning homer that lifted Boston to a Game 6 win, forcing a decisive Game 7. The Reds won the title the next day.
Fisk played 11 years for the Red Sox and 13 years for the Chicago White Sox. For his career, he batted .269 with 376 home runs and 1,330 RBI. The American League Rookie of the Year in 1972, the year he won his only Gold Glove, Fisk made the AL All-Star team 11 times. He was a three-time Silver Slugger winner as the league's top-hitting catcher.
He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2000, seven years after he retired as a player.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Fisk is still employed by the White Sox as a community ambassador.