Friday, April 5, 2019
#56 Bill Fischer
Bill Fischer was a baseball 'lifer' who pitched professionally for two decades and spent almost another five(!) decades as a scout, instructor, coach, minor league manager and about everything else you can be in baseball. He was still active as the Royals' senior pitching advisor in 2018 before passing away in October.
He spent nine seasons pitching for the Senators/Twins, White Sox, Tigers, and Athletics winning 45 games and losing 58. Of his 281 appearances, 78 were starts.
He was a drill sergeant in the Marines for two years in the early 50s and was quoted as saying “The only two-year contract I ever had in my life was when I was drafted into the Marines.”
His SABR bio is a roadmap through modern baseball.