Thomas John Fischer
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 11", Weight 195 lb.
- School University of Wisconsin
- High School Kettle Moraine High School
- Born March 23, 1967 in West Bend, WI USA
Pitcher Tom Fischer was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the first round of the 1988 amateur draft. He pitched in the Boston system from 1988 to 1993, including a couple of season with the AAA Pawtucket Red Sox in 1991 and 1992, but never reached the major leagues.
Fischer started off well, going 7-4, 3.52 with the Lynchburg Red Sox in 1988, and 12-13, 4.78 with the same team in 1989. After a season where he went 13-10, 4.19 for the AA New Britain Red Sox in 1990, his career began to stall. His first stint at Pawtucket in 1991 resulted in a record of 0-2, 9.58 and a return to New Britain, where he was only 8-11, 4.09. In spending the full 1992 season at Pawtucket, he made only 5 starts in 36 appearances, with an unimpressive record of 1-0, 6.27 and 3 saves.
Likely the victim of an arm injury at that point, Fischer was out of the U.S. minors until 1996, when he pitched a season with the Madison Black Wolf of the independent Northern League. His record was 6-6, 5.09 in 17 starts.