Fisher pitched for 11 years in the majors, going 86-139 with a 4.06 ERA while working for the Baltimore Orioles, San Francisco Giants, New York Mets, Chicago White Sox and Cincinnati Reds from 1959-1969. He had the best year of his career in 1960 for Baltimore, going 12-11 with a 3.41 ERA. It was the first of four double-digit win seasons for Fisher, who lost at least 10 games eight times. He led the National League in losses twice while pitching for the Mets, including dropping a staggering 24 decisions in 1965, despite a decent 3.94 ERA.
Fisher is notable for giving up a home run to Ted Williams in the final at bat of his legendary career. He also surrendered Roger Maris’ 60th home run in 1961.
Fisher was on the hill for the Mets against the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 17, 1964 the day Shea Stadium opened. He pitched 6-and-2/3 innings and gave up three runs, ending up with a no decision. Bob Friend pitched a complete game to get the win for the Pirates. Fisher allowed a home run to Willie Stargell in the second inning, which was the first home run hit at the brand new Shea Stadium.
Jack Fisher – career stats