Chauncey was the older brother of Tom Fisher (1902 Tigers, 1904 Braves). He broke into the majors in 1893 with the Cleveland Spiders and tossed two complete-game losses. He was sent to Cincinnati in mid-1894. He finished the season with a dismal 2-10 record and an ERA of 7.76. He bounced back in 1896-97 for Cincinnati and Brooklyn, winning 19 games in the two years. He returned to the major leagues in 1901, when he threw a game for the Giants and one for the Cardinals. He also pitched for the Chicago White Sox championship team of 1900, the year before they attained major league status.