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UnforMETable, Episode 66: Jack Fisher

Fisher made many starts for the Mets between 1964-67—most notably in the first game at Shea Stadium.

Welcome to UnforMETable, an Amazin’ Avenue Audio show that looks back on less heralded, more obscure Mets players from the past.

Jack Fisher had already established a reputation as a workhorse before the Mets acquired him in a special draft for the recent expansion teams prior to the 1964 season. His tenure in Baltimore was solid, even if he is primarily remembered there for surrendering historic home runs to Ted Williams and Roger Maris.

With the Mets, Fisher would make 133 starts over four seasons—most notably taking the hill and throwing the first pitch in Shea Stadium history. Fisher’s tenure as a Met would draw to a close as the Mets young rotation featuring Tom Seaver and Jerry Koosman would begin to take shape.

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Make sure to follow Rob on Twitter (@WolffRR), and you can now follow the show, too (@unformetable). Tune in next week for another tale from the Mets’ past.