November 11, 1900|
|Died: October 8, 1988
|May 6, 1923, for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 5, 1926, for the Boston Red Sox|
|Runs batted in||18|
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 1⁄2 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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