Thousands of dollars in collectible items were stolen during a burglary at the East Manatee home of Hall of Fame baseball player Carlton Fisk, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
A pest control worker Thursday evening discovered the break-in through signs of forced entry at Fisk’s home in the Panther Ridge subdivision off State Road 70, according to the sheriff’s office.
The family had been out of town since Dec. 13, so the burglary took place some time in the last week, said Dave Bristow, sheriff’s office spokesman.
Fisk’s family members told deputies that “some collectible items valued in the thousands of dollars had been taken during the burglary,” the release states.
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“Coins, silver coins,” Bristow explained. “That’s really the only thing that was taken.”
Bristow said no baseball memorabilia was taken.
Fisk, 64, played catcher for 24 years, for the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago White Sox. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000.