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Wilbur McCullough Fisher

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Wilbur Fisher, a West Virginia boy, was at Marshall College at the same time as Jack Harper. Wilbur came to the majors for one game with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1916 when he was 21 years old. He was exactly half the age of the Pirates' 42-year-old shortstop Honus Wagner.

Fisher worked out with the 1919 Louisville Colonels of the American Association, as a right fielder. He made his official debut with the Colonels during the Season Opener on April 23, 1919 at Louisville after Colonels' left fielder Bob Bescher was ejected; Fisher replaced him as a runner at second base, then occupied left field the remainder of the contest, scoring one run on no hits in two at-bats. His tenure with Louisville was short.

Fisher is buried at the same cemetery as Edward Benninghaus Kenna, "The Pitcher Poet," and famed American Association pitcher who died in his 20s and who was the son of West Virginia's Congressional representative.

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