William Charles Fischer is a former American Major League Baseball pitcher for five American League teams in his nine-year career. He later was a longtime pitching coach for three MLB clubs. He stood 6' tall, weighed 190 pounds and threw and batted right-handed.
As a pitcher, Fischer won 45 games and lost 58, with a career earned run average of 4.34. He appeared in 281 games, starting 78, and compiled 16 complete games and 13 saves. Fischer made his debut on April 21, 1956 with the Chicago White Sox. In the middle of the 1958, he was traded along with Tito Francona to the Detroit Tigers for Ray Boone and Bob Shaw. He was eventually claimed by the Washington Senators, who traded him back to Detroit in 1960 for Tom Morgan.
Fischer was later traded to Kansas City with Ozzie Virgil for Jerry Staley and Reno Bertoia. There, he set a major league record that still stands by pitching 84? consecutive innings without issuing a walk in 1962.
This didn't keep Fischer in Kansas City for long, however. After one more season with the A's, the Minnesota Twins drafted Fischer in the Rule 5 Draft in 1963, and he concluded his major league career with the club. The White Sox resigned Fischer as a free agent following his stint with the Twins, but he never returned to the majors and was released by the White Sox in 1968.