Harley Hisner

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Harley Hisner
Born: (1926-11-06)November 6, 1926
Maples, Indiana
Died: March 20, 2015(2015-03-20) (aged 88)
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 30, 1951, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1951, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 0–1
Earned run average 4.50
Innings 6

Harley Parnell Hisner (November 6, 1926 – March 20, 2015) was an American starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played in one game for the Boston Red Sox during the 1951 season. Listed at 6 ft (1.8 m), 185 lb (84 kg), he batted and threw right-handed.

In his only game appearance, Hisner started the final game of the 1951 season for Boston against the New York Yankees. In six innings pitched, he gave up three earned runs, four bases on balls and seven hits, with three strikeouts — two of them being against Mickey Mantle, then a rookie. He was the losing pitcher (the Yanks' Spec Shea hurled a 3–0 shutout for the BoSox' ninth consecutive defeat) and Hisner never again appeared in a Major League game. In that same game, Hisner gave up Joe DiMaggio's last regular season hit.

On April 20, 2012 Hisner was one of nearly 200 former Red Sox players and coaches who returned to Fenway Park as part of Fenway's 100th Anniversary celebration. He died of cancer in 2015.[1]


  1. ^ Sebring, Blake (March 21, 2015). "Local baseball legend Parnell Hisner dies". News-Sentinel.com. Fort Wayne News-Sentinel. Retrieved March 24, 2015. 

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