Mary Wisham (Nesbitt)
Mary Wisham Seasonal Pitching Records
Mary Wisham Seasonal Batting Record
Mary (Nesbitt) Wisham was a sharp fielding first baseman who was orginally an outfielder and pitcher. "Wish" was a hard hitting player who hit shots through the infield and also long triples. She was one of the best. The Redwings made her their first pick in Havana where she became their first baseman because of her powerful bat. In 1943 she led the league in mound appearences with 47 including 26 wins and again in 1944 with 45 appearences and 23 wins. Her ERA over those two years was 2.68! Mary has the "Mary Wisham Ball Field" named for her in Interlachen, FL.
Mary's daughter recalled meeting Irene Hickson, her mother's first catcher, in Cooperstown in November 1988 fduring the opening of the Women in Baseball Exhibit. Irene and Mary were recruited out of Chattanooga, Tennessee at the same time and were known as the Chattanooga Battery. Irene told Mary's daughter, "Your Momma was a damn good pitcher. One of the best!"