In his 1927 rookie year with Washington he was 18-9 with an AL-leading four shutouts. He beat the “Murderers’ Row” Yankees five times that season (and gave up Babe Ruth‘s 58th HR). After that Lisenbee was a journeyman pitcher in both the majors and minors. Following his retirement in 1942, he came back in 1944 with Syracuse (International League) and pitched a no-hitter at the age of forty-five. The next year, he pitched 31 games for the Reds, mostly in relief. After the war, he continued to pitch in his native city of Clarksville, TN (Kitty League) until he was fifty.