An outstanding football-baseball athlete at Barberton High School, Fletcher became best known as a pitcher who "loves trouble" and responded to the pressure by becoming a bulldog on the mound. He began playing in the A League with Farber Clothes and had successful seasons with Canton Road Furniture and Smith Sheriffs. After a stint in the U.S. Army, "Fletch" became a workhorse relief ace in the White Sox, Senators and Orioles Minor League systems. However, arm trouble ended that career in 1960. He returned to the Akron sandlots to help Black Label win eight championships. Later, "Fletch" coached at Akron U and managed several championship teams, including the Red Peppers, Forest City, Acme Ash and Akron Insulating.