DOB: 24 February 1910
Died: 12 September 1992
Debut: Round 1, 1933 against Richmond at MCG
Last Game: Semi Final 1941 against Carlton at MCG
From: Unley State School/Freeling/Murtoa
Number: 8 1933-1941
Premiership Player - 1939
Victorian state player - 1937, 1939
Life Member - 1946
A burly ruckman, centre-half forward and back pocket, Fischer was recruited by the Demons after starring for a Wimmera League representative team and being best and fairest in the Dunmunkle League. A member of the St Kilda committee used a football newspaper he published to suggest the league should investigate Fischer's clearance, but the protests came too late. It was later alleged that when St Kilda came to interview him Melbourne secretary Percy Page had ensured that he had been taken out for a car ride so they couldn't meet him. The job Melbourne found for him saw him paid more than three times more to do half the hours he had being doing in the country.
He played in the back pocket of the Premiership side, and represented Victoria five times in 1937 and 1939. He was a late call-up to the team in 1939, replacing Jack Mueller, who was unable to tour Western Australia due to work commitments.
Fischer missed the 1940 and 1941 Grand Finals through injury before joining the army in 1942 and serving in the 15 Field Ambulance. It was the end of his VFL career. He returned to train in the 1946 pre-season but didn't pursue a comeback.
His brother Hugh played in the seconds during 1936 and later joined Hawthorn.
|Round 4, 1939||Attempted Striking||2 matches|
Players who served during war
Horsham Times - 28/02/1933
Argus - 04/05/1933
Weekly Times - 20/05/1933
Sporting Globe - 18/08/1934
Age - 06/06/1939
Sporting Globe - 27/04/1940
Sporting Globe - 28/02/1942
Australasian - 24/06/1944
Argus - 01/05/1946
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