This Day in Red Wings History: Fisher twirls fourth shutout of season

By PAUL CIFONELLI

Red Wings rookie starter Tom Fisher had struggled against Buffalo in his first few outings against the Bison, allowing six home runs in 16 innings. In his latest start against the division rivals, Fisher threw his fourth shutout of the 1967 season to power Rochester to a 2-0 victory.

Fisher allowed five hits, didn’t walk a batter and tallied four strikeouts in his nine innings of work. He also hit a batter.

This was the fourth of five shutouts in a Rochester uniform on the season. Fisher ended with eight complete games and a 3.04 ERA for the Red Wings. He also made his only two major league appearances in 1967 for the Baltimore Orioles, throwing 3.1 scoreless innings over two appearances.

The only offense that was mustered for the Red Wings in the second game was by way of two solo home runs. John Scruggs and Frank Peters knocked the balls out of the park, with Scruggs’ blast extending his hitting-streak to eight. Scruggs also hit a home run in the first game and drove in both the Red Wings’ runs in the contest.

The home run was the hit of choice on July 7, 1967, as Buffalo hit three home runs in its 5-2 win earlier in the day.

Buffalo batting

Player ab r h bi
Stan Swanson 4 0 0 0
Francisco Obregon 4 0 1 0
Hal McRae 4 0 0 0
Cal Emery 4 0 1 0
Bob Perry 3 0 0 0
Duke Carmel 3 0 1 0
Clyde Mashore 3 0 1 0
Larry Baughman 1 0 0 0
Johnny Bench 1 0 0 0
Don Secrist 2 0 1 0
Len Boehmer 1 0 0 0

Rochester batting

Player ab r h bi
John Mason 4 0 1 0
Johnny Scruggs 3 1 1 1
Dave May 3 0 0 0
Steve Demeter 3 0 0 0
Frank Peters 3 1 2 1
Ray Barker 3 0 1 0
Bobby Floyd 3 0 0 0
Cam Carreon 3 0 0 0
Tom Fisher 3 0 0 0

E- Peters, McRae  DP- Buffalo 2, Rochester 3  LOB- Buffalo 4, Rochester 2  2B- Mason, Carmel  HR- Peters, Scruggs

Buffalo  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0- 0

Rochester  0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 X- 2

Buffalo pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO
Don Secrist L(5-8) 7 5 2 2 0 3
Jim Duffalo 1 0 0 0 0 1

Rochester pitching

Player IP H R ER BB SO
Tom Fisher W(6-2) 9 5 0 0 0 4

HBP- Fisher  Time- 1:40  Attendance- 3,325

Also on this day: Syracuse completed the two game sweep of the Red Wings at Frontier Field, 6-5, in 2005. Jason Bartlett, Terry Tiffee, Kevin West and Brent Abernathy all had two hits… The Red Wings dropped a 6-2 decision to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons at Frontier Field in 2006. Kevin West had two hits and drove in both Red Wings runs.

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