Dick Fowler (baseball)
March 30, 1921|
|Died: May 22, 1972
Oneonta, New York
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|September 13, 1941 for the Philadelphia Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 1, 1952 for the Philadelphia Athletics|
|Earned run average||4.11|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.
- Joyner, Ronnie (illustration with bio), "Dick Fowler", Sports Collectors Digest, May 13, 2005.
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- Baseball Reference
- Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society
- The Deadball Era
- Vintage Card Traders
September 9, 1945
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