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Call to Hall forever links Fisk, Perez

Latest: Wednesday August 16, 2000 12:20 PM

Twenty-five years after clearing The Wall, Carlton Fisk and Tony Perez enter the Hall.

Linked by dramatic home runs in the 1975 World Series, "Pudge" and "Doggie" were both inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday. Fisk played more games (2,226) and hit more home runs (351) than any other catcher in baseball history. Perez was the leader of the "Big Red Machine" and drove in 1,652 runs in his 23-year career.

The Class of 2000 also included former manager Sparky Anderson, 19th century player Bid McPhee and Negro League star Turkey Stearnes.
Plaque inscriptions | Photo gallery

Class of 2000: Capsules
SI Photo Essay: Fisk & Perez
Roster: Hall of Fame Roll Call
Voting: 2000 Results | First-timers
Career Stats: Fisk | McPhee | Perez
All-Time Stats: Player Directory

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Fisk: Sound catch | Things came up Reds
Perez: The Wheeze Kids | Adios


Carlton Fisk spent 24 seasons in the majors -- 11 with the Boston Red Sox and 13 with the Chicago White Sox.
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