ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 3 (AP) - Ray Fisher, the oldest former player of the New York Yankees and Cincinnati Reds, died today at the age of 95.
Mr. Fisher pitched in the major leagues from 1910 to 1920, winning 97 games, losing 93 and finishing his playing career with an earned run average of 2.82. His best season was 1915, when he had an e.r.a. (ERA) of 2.11 for the Yankees.
He was a guest of honor on Old Timers' Day at Yankee Stadium last August and received two standing ovations from the crowd.
After his retirement as a player, Mr. Fisher was the baseball coach at the University of Michigan for 38 years, until 1958. Under his leadership, Michigan won 14 (*) Big Ten Conference titles and, in 1953, the championship of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. His career coaching record was 637-294-8, and 19 of his players went on to compete in the major leagues.
Raymond Lyle Fisher was born Oct. 4, 1887, in Middlebury, Vt. He began his professional baseball career with Hartford of the Connecticut League in 1908. Nicknamed the Vermont Schoolteacher, he was one of only a few college graduates in the major leagues during the early 20th century.