Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk pleads guilty to DUI

Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk pleads guilty to DUI
This undated booking photo provided by the New Lenox Police Department in New Lenox, Ill., shows baseball Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk. Fisk, 64, was charged Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 with driving under the influence and other misdemeanors after his pickup truck was found in a central Illinois cornfield. New Lenox Deputy Chief Robert Pawlisz said Tuesday officers late Monday found the 64-year-old Fisk asleep behind the wheel and an open liquor bottle on the floor. (AP Photo/New Lenox Police Department)
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Hall of Fame baseball catcher Carlton Fisk pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor drunken-driving charge, two months after police found him asleep in his pickup truck in a suburban Chicago cornfield.

Fisk, 64, was sentenced to one year of court supervision and must pay $1,250 in court costs. He also must undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and counseling.

Fisk's attorney, Stephen White, said in Will County court that Fisk wanted to accept responsibility for what he did.

"He stepped up to the plate," White said.

New Lenox police found Fisk unconscious in the truck on Oct. 22 and said there was an open bottle of vodka on the floor. 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. He played 11 seasons with the Red Sox and 13 with the Chicago White Sox.