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Isaac Newton Fisher
(Ike)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9½", Weight 171 lb.

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"Newt Fisher is by general consent regarded as the best catcher in the Western League." - Sporting Life, Oct. 16, 1897

Newt Fisher played nine games in the majors in 1898 and also had more than a decade in the minors. He managed the Nashville Volunteers from 1901-1905, and he owned most of the team, too.

He is the brother of Bob Fisher. Sporting Life never referred to him as "Ike", that being the name of a trap shooter from Seattle who was sometimes featured in the paper.

It was reported that he had "malarial fever" after the 1897 season.

"Newt Fisher is believed to have cleared $10,000 at Nashville this year." - Sporting Life, Oct. 10, 1903
"No mogul in Dixie since Newt Fisher's day has ever been able to put together two flag-winners in succession. Newt turned the trick his first two seasons, and since that date no manager has ever bagged two Southern banners in a row." - Sporting Life, March 27, 1909

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