William Fischer (baseball)

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William Fischer
Bill Fischer.jpg
Bill Fischer with the Brooklyn Robins in 1914.
Born: (1891-03-02)March 2, 1891
New York City
Died: September 4, 1945(1945-09-04) (aged 54)
Richmond, Virginia
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 9, 1913, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1917, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
Batting average .274
Home runs 10
Runs batted in 115

William Charles Fischer (March 2, 1891 – September 4, 1945) was a catcher in Major League Baseball.


Fischer was born in New York City. He started his professional baseball career in 1909. After the 1912 season, he was picked up by the Brooklyn Dodgers in the rule 5 draft and was their backup catcher in 1913 and 1914. In 1915, he jumped to the Chicago Whales of the Federal League.

Fischer had a career year in 1915, hitting .329 and finishing second in the batting race to Benny Kauff.[1] The Whales won the pennant. However, the Federal League folded after the season, and Fischer was sent to the Chicago Cubs. He started off slow in 1916 and was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in July. He played in Pittsburgh for the next two years before his major league career ended.

Fischer died in Richmond, Virginia, in 1945.


  1. ^ "1915 Federal League Batting Leaders". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-11-05.

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