Doug Fister

Professional Baseball Player

Douglas Wildes Fister is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. Fister bats left-handed, and throws right-handed. He was born in Merced, California and attended Golden Valley High School. He then attended Merced College, and later Fresno State University.… Read More

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  • Doug Fister And Astros Agree To A $7 Million, 1 Year Deal
    NYTimes - Jan 28, 2016
  • Nats Place P Fister On Dl
    Fox News - May 15, 2015
  • National League Game Capsules
    Fox News - May 04, 2015
  • Nationals Try To Win Series With Mets
    Fox News - May 03, 2015


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Doug Fister.


1984 Birth Fister was born February 4, 1984, to Larry and Jan Fister. … Read More


Fister attended Merced College from 2003 to 2004.


2004 20 Years Old Fister was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 49th round of the 2004 Major League Baseball draft but chose to transfer to Division I Fresno State University, where he played for the Bulldogs.
2005 21 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, Fister led Fresno State with wins (7) and was second on the team in innings pitched (93) and strikeouts (77).
In 2006, Fister had an 8-6 record and a 4.10 earned run average in 20 games.
2007 23 Years Old The next season, 2007, Fister played with the Double-A West Tenn Diamond Jaxx of the Southern League. … Read More
2008 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Fister continued to play for the Double-A West Tenn Diamond Jaxx in 2008. … Read More
2009 - 2010 2 More Events
In 2011, Fister was the Mariners' number three starter behind Félix Hernández and Jason Vargas.
He finished the 2012 regular season with a 10-10 record and a 3.45 ERA in 26 starts. … Read More
Fister was injury-free in 2013, making 32 starts for the Tigers. … Read More


2014 30 Years Old 1 More Event
During spring training with the Nationals, Doug developed a strained lat muscle on his right side that put him on the disabled list to start the 2014 season. … Read More
2015 31 Years Old Fister pitched in 25 games for the Nationals in 2015, 15 of which were starts. … Read More
2016 32 Years Old On January 28, 2016, Fister signed a one-year, $7 million contract with the Houston Astros. … Read More
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