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Charles William "Carl" Fischer (November 5, 1905 – December 10, 1963) was an American baseball pitcher. He played seven years in Major League Baseball between 1930 to 1937. He played for the Washington Senators (1930–1932, 1937), St. Louis Browns (1932), Detroit Tigers (1933–1935), Chicago White Sox (1935), and Cleveland Indians (1937).

Carl Fischer
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Fischer with Washington Senators
Pitcher
Born: (1905-11-05)November 5, 1905
Medina, New York
Died: December 10, 1963(1963-12-10) (aged 58)
Medina, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Left
MLB debut
July 19, 1930, for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
July 14, 1937, for the Washington Senators
MLB statistics
Win–loss record46–50
Earned run average4.63
Strikeouts376
Teams

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Early yearsEdit

Fischer was born in Medina, New York, in 1905 and attended Medina High School.[1]

Professional baseballEdit

Fischer began his career in professional baseball in 1925 at age 19 with the Cambridge Canners of the Eastern Shore League. He spent parts of six seasons in the minor leagues, including stints with the Scranton Miners, Manchester Blue Sox, and Johnstown Johnnies. He was with the Newark Bears of the International League for three years from 1928 to 1930. He compiled an 18–13 record for the Bears in 1929.[2]

Fischer played seven years in Major League Baseball between 1930 and 1937. He played for the Chicago White Sox, Washington Senators, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Browns. He appeared in 191 major league games, 105 as a starter, and compiled a 46-50 record with a 4.63 ERA and 376 strikeouts in 823 innings pitched.[1]

Although his major league career ended in 1937, Fischer continued to play professional baseball for another 10 year in the minor leagues. He played for four years in the International League for the Baltimore Orioles from 1938 to 1939 and for the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1939 to 1941. He next played five years in the Pacific Coast League for the Seattle Rainiers from 1942 to 1946 and for the Portland Beavers in 1946. He concluded his playing career in 1947 with the Pensacola Fliers of the Southeastern League.[2][3] He also served as manager of the Selma Cloverleafs of the Southeastern League for a portion of the 1947 season.[2] He then coached a Junior Canadian Legion team in Kitchener, Ontario.[3]

Later yearsEdit

In 1949, after retiring from baseball, Fischer purchased a newsroom and went into business in Albion, New York. He and his wife, Grace, lived in Medina, New York. Fischer died following a heart attack at his home in Medina in 1963 at age 58.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Carl Fischer Major League Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Carl Fischer Minor League Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "C. C. Fischer Of Medina Passes at 59". Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY). December 11, 1963. p. 2B – via Newspapers.com.  
  4. ^ "Funeral Rites Held For Carl Fischer". Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY). December 13, 1963. p. 4B – via Newspapers.com.