Local baseball legend Harley Parnell Hisner passed away on Friday March 20th at age 88. The 1976 NEIBA Hall of Fame inductee had also been a long-time board member of the organization and was the 2010 recipient of the Colin Lister Award for “dedication to the game of baseball and its historic legacy.”
Hisner pitched one Major League game: Sept. 30, 1951, for the Boston Red Sox against the New York Yankees. That happened to be Joe DiMaggio’s last regular-season game before he retired. h/t Blake Sebring
Hisner hurled six innings, giving up seven singles, walking four, and struck out Mickey Mantle two times.
On April 20, 2012, Hisner joined nearly 200 former Red Sox players and coaches in Boston to commemorate Fenway Park’s 100th anniversary. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Anna, in 2013. They had three children and eight grandchildren.