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Alex at Western Michigan University

in 1941

 

Alex W. Fisher

 

Alex W. Fisher was born in 1919 in Yale, Michigan. He moved with his parents to Battle Creek in 1924, where his Dad came to find work at Post Cereals. He attended Battle Creek Public schools, Southwestern Junior high, Southeastern Junior High (he was in the first class of the new school), where he played football and baseball. He also played baseball (outfield and third base) at Michigan State College. After high school he played baseball locally in civic recreation baseball leagues with the Post Cereal, and Michigan Carton teams.

 

In 1939 he travelled to Lakeland Florida with his friend Jack Barnes in hopes of practicing and trying out for the Detroit Tigers or Washington Senators (located in St. Augustine). They stayed in Florida for three months, camping in a relative’s orange grove. Alex joined the Army Air Corps in 1941. He became a bombardier flying thirty missions over Europe. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal.

 

Alex loved travel he owned several travel trailers over the years. He travelled to California, Hawaii, Alaska, Europe, and the Panama Canal. He worked for Post Cereals for thirty six years, and remained active in local baseball, participating in the yearly games of the Battle Creek Old Timers Baseball at Bailey Park. Alex enjoyed genealogy, Battle Creek History, and baseball. He was very happy at the arrival of professional baseball to Battle Creek.

 

Alex Fisher passed away in June of 2008 at the age of 89.

 

 

Alex and his wife, Vianna, in the 1990s.