Eddie Fisher

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1970 Topps

An all-star in 1965, Fisher won 85 games and saved another 82 in a 15-year major league career. He broke in with the San Francisco Giants in 1959, but enjoyed his best years after being traded to the Chicago White Sox in 1962. Fisher went 15-7 with a 2.40 ERA for the pale hose in 1965. He led the American League in games and games finished and ended up with 24 saves, which was a career high. His WHIP of 0.974 was also best on the junior circuit. Fisher made his lone All-Star Game appearance that year and also finished fourth in the MVP vote. He led the AL in games again in 1966, finishing with another 20 saves for Chicago and Baltimore. The following season, Fisher lost his role as closer, but remained an effective relief pitcher for another seven seasons, pitching for five more teams before retiring in 1973.

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As noted, Fisher was part of the Orioles’ team that won the 1966 World Series. He was traded mid-season from the White Sox to Baltimore and appeared in 44 games, notching 14 saves for the Orioles. However, he did not pitch in the series itself.

Eddie Fisher – career stats

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