From Bennington Museum's collection: Baseball Scorecard with Ray Fisher, 1911
Before Ray Fisher pitched for the New York Yankees, he played ball for Bennington. On Sunday, June 11, 1911, he returned from the Major Leagues for a game against North Adams. The Bennington Banner credited him with drawing a crowd of 800, and they were not disappointed. "Fisher pitched but four innings. During these four innings one North Adams batter made a hit and went as far as first base but that was all there was to it." Fisher later played for the Cincinnati Reds, and had a successful 38-year coaching career at the University of Michigan.
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