Boob Fowler

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Boob Fowler
Shortstop
Born: (1900-11-11)November 11, 1900
Waco, Texas
Died: October 8, 1988(1988-10-08) (aged 87)
Dallas, Texas
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 6, 1923, for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
May 5, 1926, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average .326
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 18
Teams

Joseph Chester "Boob" Fowler (November 11, 1900 – October 8, 1988), also nicknamed "Gink", was a Major League Baseball shortstop. He played for the Cincinnati Reds (1923–1925) and Boston Red Sox (1926). He stood 5 ft 11 12 in (1.82 m) and weighed 180 lbs.

Fowler saw most of his Major League action in 1924, playing in 59 games with a batting average of .333. In 76 games for Cincinnati, he batted .335 (56-for-167). He closed out his MLB career with two games for the Red Sox in 1926, going 1-for-8 and bringing his lifetime average down to .326. Career totals include 1 home run, 18 runs batted in, 30 runs scored, and a slugging average of .406. His fielding percentage of .905 was well below the Major League average during his era.

Fowler died at the age of 87 in Dallas, Texas.

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