Joseph Paul Visner born Joseph Paul Vezina
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 180 lb.
- Debut July 4, 1885
- Final Game June 1, 1891
- Born September 27, 1859 in Minneapolis, MN USA
- Died June 17, 1945 in Fosston, MN USA
Joe Visner was a pretty good slugger for a couple years in the majors.
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.
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.
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.
- PL Triples Leader (1890)
- 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 1 (1890)