Carlton Fisk Quote | Knowledge & Wisdom

Stephen King (born September 21, 1947, in Portland, Maine). Following on the heels of his 70th birthday this year—and the release of the big-screen adaptation of his novel It—Halloween seems a fitting time to celebrate Maine’s horror master.

By Yankee Magazine

Oct 17 2017


“If the human body recognized agony and frustration, people would never run marathons, have babies, or play baseball.”

—Carlton Fisk (born December 26, 1947, in Bellows Falls, Vermont)

A paragon of durability, this Red Sox Hall of Famer played 24 years as a catcher, baseball’s most physically demanding position. Though told he would never play again after suffering a serious knee injury in 1974, Fisk came back just a year later to star in a historic World Series moment: frantically waving the ball fair after hitting what would be the winning home run in game 6 against the Cincinnati Reds.