Dick Fowler (baseball)

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Dick Fowler
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Pitcher
Born: (1921-03-30)March 30, 1921
Toronto, Ontario
Died: May 22, 1972(1972-05-22) (aged 51)
Oneonta, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 13, 1941 for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
September 1, 1952 for the Philadelphia Athletics
Career statistics
Win-loss record 66-79
Earned run average 4.11
Strikeouts 382
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • Pitched a no-hitter on September 9, 1945

Richard John (Dick) Fowler (March 30, 1921 – May 22, 1972) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Athletics (1941-1942, 1945-1952). Fowler batted and threw right-handed.

In a 10-season career, Fowler posted a 66–79 record with 11 shutouts, 75 complete games, 382 strikeouts, and a 4.11 ERA in 1303.0 innings pitched. He pitched over 200 innings each year from 1946 to 1949, and pitched all 16 innings of a 1–0 loss to the St. Louis Browns in 1942. Returning from service with the Canadian Army during World War II, Fowler threw a nine-inning 1–0 no-hitter against the St. Louis Browns at Shibe Park (September 9, 1945). It was Fowler's first start in three years and his first major league shutout. The no-hitter was the first by an Athletic pitcher since 1916, and as of April 30, 2012, remains the only Major League no-hitter ever pitched by a Canadian.

He was elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985.

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Preceded by
Clyde Shoun
No-hitter pitcher
September 9, 1945
Succeeded by
Ed Head