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Double TOOTBLAN: That time Carlton Fisk tagged two guys out at the plate on the same play

Fisk tags two Yankees out at home on same play

Long after the Earth is reduced to ash in the 58th century -- when baseball is played in space colony domes that replicate the gravitational properties of our former planet -- school children whose ancestors hailed from Boston will still be imitating Carlton Fisk waving that home run fair in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series.

But Fisk's highlight reel is deeper than just that moment. The Hall of Fame catcher hit 376 homers over the course of his 24-year career to go along with 2,356 hits, 11 All-Star appearances and the 1972 AL Rookie of the Year Award, which he won unanimously.

Oh, and did we mention he could play some defense? Because Pudge could play some defense. 

On Aug. 2, 1985, Fisk was playing backstop for the White Sox when they visited the Bronx Bombers at Yankee Stadium. When Rickey Henderson hit a fly ball deep to left-center field, Bobby Meacham loitered near second base in case he needed to tag up.

The ball dropped and Meacham took off, but Dale Berra -- who had been on first -- had a better read on the hit and was hot on his heels rounding second. Both men tried to score, but the throw got to Fisk first, so he tagged both of 'em out at the plate.


2TBLAN 2: The Reckoning starring Carlton Fisk. 

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