This date in Kernels alumni history – July 16, 1964 – Hank Fischer (Cedar Rapids Braves – 1959-60)
On July 16, 1964, Hank Fischer (Cedar Rapids Braves – 1959-60) pitched a complete game shutout to lead the Milwaukee Braves to a 6-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants. Fischer struck out 3 while allowing 4 hits and 3 walks in the game. He also went 1-4 at the plate with a double and 2 RBI.
Hank Fischer compiled a mark of 30-39 and a 4.23 ERA during his six year MLB career playing for the Braves, Reds and Red Sox.
Hank Fischer was a member of the 1959 and 1960 Cedar Rapids Braves teams. In 1959, Fischer went 0-3 with a 7.39 ERA in 7 games as the Braves finished 53-73 under manager Alex Monchak. The Braves and Fischer rebounded in 1960. Fischer posted a 15-7 mark with a 2.01 ERA as the Braves finished in 4th place with a record of 71-69 under manager James Brown.