Don Fisher

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Don Fisher
Born: (1916-02-06)February 6, 1916
Cleveland, Ohio
Died: July 29, 1973(1973-07-29) (aged 57)
Mayfield Heights, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 25, 1945, for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1945, for the New York Giants
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 1-0
Earned run average 2.00
Strikeouts 4

Donald Raymond Fisher (February 6, 1916 – July 29, 1973) was a Major League Baseball pitcher who appeared in two games for the New York Giants in 1945. The 29-year-old rookie was a native of Cleveland, Ohio.

Fisher is one of many ballplayers who only appeared in the major leagues during World War II. He made his major league debut in relief on August 25, 1945 against the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field. He pitched the last 5 innings of one of the games of the doubleheader and gave up 4 earned runs.

He played his next and last game on September 30, 1945, the last day of the season, he started the first game of a doubleheader against the Boston Braves at Braves Field. He pitched a 13-inning complete game shutout, winning 1-0.

In 18 total innings pitched he allowed just 19 baserunners and 4 earned runs, giving him an ERA of 2.00 to go along with his 1-0 record.

Fisher died at the age of 57 in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

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