Chauncey Fisher

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Chauncey Burr Fisher
(Peach or Whoa Bill)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 175 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Chauncey Fisher pitched for five teams in five major league seasons. His best year was for the New York Giants managed by player-manager Buck Ewing in 1896. Fisher went 10-7 that year with 2 saves, on a team that had a record of 77-50. The next year, 1897, Fisher was traded for Tommy Corcoran and went 9-7 for the Brooklyn Bridegrooms.

Although Fisher did not have a good year in 1894, he nevertheless was able to stop Bill Dahlen's 42-game hitting streak, along with pitcher Henry Fournier in a game on August 7th.

In 1900, Fisher pitched for the Chicago American League team in the year before the league became a major league.

He is said to have played right field in 1891 in the first-ever professional baseball game played in Appleton, WI. Joe Wright played center field.

He was the brother of Tom Fisher.

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