Hall of Fame catcher Fisk charged with DUI in Ill.

Associated Press Modified: October 23, 2012 at 7:16 pm •  Published: October 23, 2012
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NEW LENOX, Ill. (AP) — Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk faces charges of driving under the influence and other misdemeanors after being found asleep in his pickup truck in a cornfield, police in suburban Chicago said Tuesday.

New Lenox Deputy Chief Robert Pawlisz said officers found Fisk, 64, behind the wheel late Monday with an open bottle of vodka on the truck's floor.

"He was behind the wheel unconscious," Pawlisz said.

Fisk was taken to a hospital for treatment and released from custody after posting bail, Pawlisz said. He has a court appearance scheduled for Nov. 29 in Will County.

Besides the DUI charge, he faces charges of lane-use violation and illegal transportation of alcohol.

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.

Fisk played 11 seasons with the Red Sox and 13 with the Chicago White Sox.