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Gene Taylor Hiser

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Gene Hiser, who was at the University of Maryland in 1968-1970 at the same time as Jim Norris, was a first-round pick by the Chicago Cubs in the 1970 amateur draft. By 1971 he was in the majors and would spend five seasons with the Cubs.

He hit his only career home run on June 29, 1973 against the New York Mets. It was off Buzz Capra of the New York Mets in the bottom of the 9th and tied the game 3-3. The Cubs went on to win the game, 4-3, in 10 innings.

Gene only committed 1 error in 115 games, 114 in the outfield and 1 at first base.

After baseball he formed the financial management firm of Barrett and Hiser and stayed with them when they joined GCG Financial.

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