Mets debut: ‘Unbelievable story.’
Nate Fisher’s story is nothing sort of a miracle. He was working as a credit analyst evaluating loans at the First National Bank of Omaha in June last year. Not even in his wildest dreams would he have imagined that he would be playing professional baseball this year. But such has been his story that it will be remembered for ages.
It is nothing sort of a miracle. Fisher studied at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and played baseball for his college, the Nebraska Cornhuskers as a pitcher. He had to undergo surgery in 2016. In 2019, his last year, Fisher had a 3.27 earned run average (ERA) and helped Cornhusker’s pitchers win many games. He was not unfortunately not selected in the 2019 Major League Baseball draft.
After graduating from Nebraska in 2019, he signed up with Seattle Mariners for a minor league contract. His professional debut was for the Everett AquaSox. That year Fisher put up a 4.10 ERA in 41+2⁄3 professional innings. Unfortunately, he was laid off when the Covid-19 outbreak happened. The Mariners released him in 2020. During this time, he did his master’s degree and worked as a commercial lending analyst for the First National Bank of Omaha. He worked for the bank till June 2021.
Fisher returned to the Mariners organization in 2021 and signed a new minor-league contract. Fisher became a free agent after the expiry of the agreement. After the 2021 season, Fisher signed another minor-league contract with the New York Mets. He began the 2022 season with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, where he did exceptionally well and earned a promotion to the Syracuse Mets. On August 21, the Mets promoted him to the major league roster. Fisher pitched three scoreless innings in his major league debut in a 10–9 Mets win against the Philadelphia Phillies on August 21, 2022. His fellow employees at the bank were in disbelief at what had transpired in the last year. Bank has promised him his job back whenever he returns to them. They are hoping that he decides to return after a long successful baseball career.