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Joseph Paul Visner born Joseph Paul Vezina

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 180 lb.

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Joe Visner was a pretty good slugger for a couple years in the majors.

He broke into the majors with the Baltimore Orioles in 1885, who were in the American Association, appearing in four games with them.

Four years later he shared catching duties and was the fourth outfielder on the 1889 Brooklyn Bridegrooms, who won the pennant with a record of 93-44. Visner had easily the highest slugging percentage on the team, .447. Although appearing in only 80 games, he tied for the team lead in home runs and was third in triples.

He moved to the Players League in 1890, co-leading the league in triples with 22. He played exclusively in right field.

The following year he was back in the American Association, and while he hit well with a .441 slugging percentage for the 1891 Washington Statesmen, he ended up with the 1891 St. Louis Browns where he hit .148.

In 1893 he had 100 RBI for Albany in the International League. In 1894 he played in the Western League, hitting .382.

He did some umpiring in the minors in 1896 and 1897. As of 1891 he ran a saloon in the off-season.

His younger brother Frank was also a ballplayer.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • PL Triples Leader (1890)
  • 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 1 (1890)

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