Boston Red Sox legendary catcher and MLB Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk was reportedly arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol Monday after he drove his car into an Illinois corn field, TMZ reports.
According to law enforcement sources, the New Lenox PD received a call about a car in the middle of a corn field around 7:20 PM. When police arrived, officers say they found Fisk behind the wheel of his F-150 -- which had a flat tire -- and he appeared to be fast asleep. We're told cops also found an open vodka bottle in the vehicle. Fisk was placed under arrest on the scene on suspicion of DUI -- and taken to a nearby hospital for a check-up. We're told he refused a blood alcohol test. His car was impounded.
Fisk was released Tuesday morning. As TMZ points out, the arrest came exactly 37 years after Fisk hit the most memorable home run of his career -- a 12th inning game-winner in the 1975 World Series that wrapped around the left field foul pole at Fenway Park.
Fisk played the first 11 seasons of his career with the Red Sox, posting a .257 batting average with 214 HR and 762 RBI before playing the final 13 years of his career with the Chicago White Sox.
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