Carlton Fisk, the MLB Hall of Fame catcher, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor drunk driving yesterday to resolve an incident in which he was found passed out behind the wheel with the engine running in the middle of a cornfield.
Officers who were summoned to the location in New Lenox, Illinois by several 911 calls also found an open bottle of vodka on the floor of Fisk’s F-150 truck in the October 22 incident.
According to ESPN, the former Red Sox and White Sox star “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.”
The Chicago Tribune reports that Fisk, 65, got the same deal that any first-time DUI offender would have received. He will also get his driver’s license back:
“Fisk will soon have his driver’s license reinstated after prosecutors agreed that the responding police officers gave him improper warnings about the consequences of failing to undergo alcohol testing. He declined to undergo a blood alcohol test.”
The Boston Globe reports that “Fisk’s attorney, Stephen White, said in Will County (Ill.) court that Fisk wanted to accept responsibility for what he did. ‘He stepped up to the plate,’ White said.”
Speaking of stepping up to the plate, as The Inquisitr previously reported, Fisk’s October arrest was exactly 37 years to the day when he hit the famous 12th inning home run that won Game 6 of the 1975 World Series for the Red Sox against the Cincinnati Reds.