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Carlton Fisk

Carlton Fisk
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Artist
Susan Miller-Havens, born 20 Jun 1944
Sitter
Carlton Fisk, born 26 Dec 1947
Date
1993
Type
Painting
Medium
Oil on cotton duck
Dimensions
Stretcher: 212.4 x 121.9 x 3.8cm (83 5/8 x 48 x 1 1/2")
Frame: 224.2 x 132.7 x 6.7cm (88 1/4 x 52 1/4 x 2 5/8")
Topic
Carlton Fisk: Male
Carlton Fisk: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Baseball
Carlton Fisk: Baseball Hall of Fame
Portrait
Place
United States\Massachusetts\Middlesex\Cambridge
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Peter C. Aldrich, in memory of Duane C. Aldrich of Atlanta, Georgia
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Copyright
© 1993 Susan Miller-Havens
Object number
NPG.2000.59
Exhibition Label
A tenacious competitor with an impressive work ethic, Carlton Fisk was one of major league baseball's most capable and durable catchers. During twenty-four seasons in the American League (first with the Boston Red Sox and later with the Chicago White Sox), Fisk caught a record-setting 2,226 games and posted home-run tallies that ranked him among the top-hitting catchers of all time. Fisk's accomplishments were all the more remarkable because he repeatedly overcame career-threatening injuries. In 1975, after battling back from reconstructive knee surgery and a broken arm, Fisk gave Red Sox fans a never-to-be-forgotten thrill in the sixth game of the World Series when he drilled a twelfth-inning home run to win the game. Fisk always demanded the best not only of himself but of his teammates. As he once observed, "You don't play baseball. . . . You work at it."
Provenance
The artist; Peter C. Aldrich, Cambridge, Mass.; gift 2000 to NPG
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery