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Birthplace of Ray Fisher

 
 
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By Kevin Craft, August 1, 2014
1. Birthplace of Ray Fisher Marker
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Born in Middlebury on October 4, 1887, Ray Lyle Fisher grew up on farms along Otter Creek and Creek Road. Ray starred in baseball and football at Middlebury High School and Middlebury College before joining the New York Yankees in 1910. He pitched in the major leagues for ten seasons, compiling a 100-94 record and 2.82 ERA. In 1921 Fisher became baseball coach at the University of Michigan, where he coached for 38 seasons and won 15 Big Ten championships. He spent his summers at a camp on Lake Champlain and coached in Vermont’s Northern League. Ray died at the age of 95 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
 
Erected 2002 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1812.
 
Location. 44° 0.297′ N, 73° 9.574′ W. Marker is in Middlebury, Vermont, in Addison County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Street (U.S. 7) and Creek Road, on the right when traveling south on Court Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Middlebury VT 05753, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Town & Gown (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Addison County Courthouse
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By Kevin Craft, August 1, 2014
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); Middlebury Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Court Square (approx. 0.7 miles away); Middlebury War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Emma Willard (approx. 0.7 miles away); John Deere (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Battell Block (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middlebury.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia - Ray Fisher. (Submitted on August 4, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 489 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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