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Birthplace of Ray Fisher

 
 
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By Kevin Craft, August 1, 2014
1. Birthplace of Ray Fisher Marker
Inscription.
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 Vermontís Northern League. Ray died at the age of 95 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
 
Erected 2002 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Emma Willard (approx. 0.7 miles away); John Deere (approx. 0.7 miles away); Charter House (approx. 0.8 miles away); The U.S. Government Morgan Horse Farm
Birthplace of Ray Fisher Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 1, 2014
2. Birthplace of Ray Fisher Marker
(approx. 2.8 miles away); Silas Wright (approx. 3.5 miles away); Robert Frost (approx. 8.3 miles away); Levi P. Morton (approx. 11 miles away); Shoreham Covered Railroad Bridge (approx. 11 miles 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.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 368 times since then and 33 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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