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Let’s get this epic Carlton Fisk DUI mug shot out of the way so we can move on (pic)

Soon enough, you will see below why the aforementioned mug shot can only be described as “epic.” But when you find out what prompted said mug shot of Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk to occur, you will then understand the true meaning of epic. As far as epic goes when DUI arrests are involved. Which shouldn’t necessarily be considered sources of amusement, but I digress.

Fisk, who is perhaps most well known forhis game-winning home run in the 12th inning of Game 6 of the 1975 World Series (above), was found by police in his pickup truck asleep in the middle of a cornfield in Illinois on Monday night.  When police came upon the 64-year-old Fisk, who split time during his storied MLB career between the Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox, they also discovered an open bottle of vodka inside the vehicle.

Fisk was woken up by police and paramedics were called to the scene. Fisk agreed to go to the hospital although he refused a subsequent blood test.

The scene gave rise to the following mug shot:

Yowsers. That ain’t pretty, but nevertheless epic, though. And really, more than anything, it’s pretty sad as well.

Additional details from Fisk’s arrest, courtesy of a statement from Deputy Chief Bob Pawlisz, via ESPN Chicago (by way of Game On!):

“Around 7:20 (Monday) night, we received a couple of calls about a vehicle in a field. When officers went over there, they found Mr. Fisk unconscious behind the wheel.

“They contacted local paramedics in New Lenox, had him examined, and the officers had reason to believe he was under the influence. He was transported to the local hospital and charged with a lane violation, driving under the influence and illegal transportation of alcohol. An open container of alcohol was found in the vehicle.”

Fisk posted bond and was released and is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 29 to respond to the charges.