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Fisher Named to Cape Cod League Hall of Fame
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Doug Fisher takes a cut during his playing career at CMU. Fisher will formally be inducted into the Cape Cod League Hall of Fame in November.
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Central Michigan Hall of Fame baseball player Doug Fisher has been elected to the Cape Cod League Hall of Fame.

Fisher, a 1999 inductee into the CMU Hall of Fame, spent the summers of 1984 and 1985 with the Cape Cod League's Falmouth Commodores. His 1984 season is considered one of the top individual hitting seasons in league history. He tied the RBI record (54) while also leading the league in total bases (119) and extra-base hits (31). He was second in slugging percentage (.692) and home runs (14) and tied for second in hits (60) and doubles (17) while batting .349 and earning all-league honors.

Fisher was named to the league's 1980s All-Decade Team and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 17th round of the 1986 Major League Baseball Draft. Fisher also was drafted following his junior season at CMU; the Houston Astros selected him in the 29th round of the 1985 draft.

A graduate of Bridgeport High School, Fisher was a four-year letterman (1983-86) at CMU. He helped lead the Chippewas to Mid-American Conference championships in 1984, 1985 and 1986 and was an All-MAC and All-Mideast Region selection in both 1985 and 1986. Fisher concluded his career as the holder of eight CMU career records: hits (229), doubles (46), home runs (41), RBI (181), extra base hits (95), slugging percentage (.709), total bases (414) and game-winning RBI (21). His marks for extra base hits and slugging percentage still stand, and he currently ranks in the top three all-time in four other categories.

Fisher will be formally inducted in the Cape Cod League Hall of Fame on Saturday, Nov. 19 in Chatham, Mass. He is one of eight members of the 2011 induction class, which includes 2007 World Series MVP Mike Lowell and current Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge.