COUNTDOWN TO WHITE SOX OPENING DAY: 18 DAYS

18 days to Opening Day, White Sox fans!

Carlton Fisk led the 1990 Sox with 18 home runs. He is the last player to lead the team in homers with fewer than 20 roundtrippers.

Some other notes on Fisk’s homer output in 1990:

*On Aug. 17, Fisk used one swing of the bat to become the most prolific home run-hitting catcher in big league history and the White Sox all-time home run leader. Fisk’s second-inning roundtripper off Charlie Hough in Texas gave him 328 as a catcher and 187 with the White Sox. He eclipsed Johnny Bench’s mark for catchers and Harold Baines’ White Sox record. The historic homer came in the White Sox 4-2 win.

*The last Fisk’s 94 homers at Comiskey Park was a solo, go-ahead shot off Kansas City’s Kevin Appier on Sept. 3

*Fisk hit 13 of his 18 homers on the road in 1990

*14 of Fisk’s 18 homers in 1990 were solo shots

*Fisk hit 17 of his 18 homers as a catcher. He was a DH when he went deep in the second game of a doubleheader on Sept. 10 off Cleveland’s Jesse Orosco

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