Hisle Shelved for Campaign

Article taken from The Zanesville Times Recorder, July 13, 1968

Philadelphia (UPI)---Outfielder Larry Hisle, a promising newcomer who opened the season with the Philadelphia Phillies before he was sent to San Diego, will be out of baseball for at least a year because of illness, the Phils announced Friday.

A Phils spokesman said Hisle, 21, was just released from a  San Diego hospital for treatment of hepatitis.  He said doctors sent Hisle to his home in Portsmouth, Ohio, ordered him to follow strict protein diet and get plenty of Rest

Hisle in seven games with the Philis was hitting .364 before he was optioned to San Diego of the Pacific Coast League April 25.  With San Diego, he played in 69 games, batting .303, which included six home runs and 26 RBI's.

The Philis spokesman said Hisle was feeling quite ill during his last game, played June 30.

"He is a terrific prospect," the spokesman said. "we hope he will be in shape in the next year after plenty of rest."

Hisle Warned to Rest a Bit

Article taken from The Zanesville Times Recorder, September 15, 1968

Philadelphia (UPI) - A spokesman said that outfielder Larry Hisle, whose season with the San Diego farm club ended June 30 because of hepatitis, has been advised by his physician not to join the instructional team at Clearwater, Fla. at this time.

The spokesman said further examinations of Hisle will be held in his Portsmouth, Ohio, hometown later this month to determine if he can report to the team next month.