The First Canadian No-Hitter

James Paxton was amazing on May 8, 2018, throwing a no-hitter for the Seattle Mariners . I updated every one of those pages before 6 in the morning, including a nice “did you know” on the Big Maple online baseball card.

But, if you know Baseball Almanac , you know I LOVE the history of our National Pastime. So, once I noticed that Paxton was born in Canada , it made me wonder what other Canadian -born twirlers had a no-no on their resume.

A few seconds of research in the database, found just one (lucky for me), and his name was Dick Fowler . I had clearly done a little research on him before, his page had an “ok” quote and every contract in place, but nothing about his no-hitter .

I immediately added a much better quote from a 1945 newspaper, I put in a basic fact about his career so I could transition into a nice “did you know” about his no-hitter. From there I dug through a few dozen newspapers, found my favorite write-up, scanned and included it on his page. Bad news for me, I’ve never been able to acquire one of his autographs, so I needed a baseball card. Bought one on eBay, added it, then included a second fact about his induction into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame – a chart we added BEFORE they even built their own website!

Dick Fowler No Hitter

His online baseball card was, IMO, officially a little better today, than it was yesterday. My goal every single day at Baseball Almanac . I used that newspaper clipping (above) on our Facebook page and moved on – it was time to help some of the 27 emails I received over the evening.

Sean

If You Like This Post, Please Share Below:
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac32m
Baseball Almanac Photo Of The Day - 1972 World Series baseball-almanac.com/ws/yr1972ws.sh… The Oakland Athletics @athletics Beat… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac21 Mar
Baseball Almanac Photo Of the Day - Enos Slaughter baseball-almanac.com/players/player… 19 Seasons Played for: @cardinals… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac20 Mar
San Diego State College Baseball Players Who Made it to the Major Leagues - baseball-almanac.com/college/san_di… #mlb #baseballtwitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac20 Mar
Darren Daulton (baseball-almanac.com/players/player…) passed away on August 6, 2017. He was cremated at that time, but yesterday… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac20 Mar
Baseball Almanac Photo Of the Day - Jeff Bagwell baseball-almanac.com/players/player… 15 Seasons Played for: @astrosbaseball H… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac20 Mar
1st SO: RHP Mike Fiers (DH Edwin Encarnacion) 1st Hit: Jay Bruce 1st HR: Stephen Piscotty 1st Error: Ryon Healy 1st… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac20 Mar
FINALLY! #OpeningDay We are up @Mariners & @Athletics to watch you in #Japan. Lets #playball @ESPN! ⚾️ + ☕️ = 😀 https://t.co/ZRvdgcSfoy
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac19 Mar
The #Philadelphia #Athletics went eight #WorldSeries (won 5 / lost 3). Upgraded rosters from 1931, their last… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac19 Mar
President Hoover "was a bit wild" (thx @_newspapers) with his 1st pitch in the 1931 World Series (#StLouistwitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac19 Mar
Baseball Almanac Photo Of the Day - Billy Williams baseball-almanac.com/players/player… 18 Seasons Played for: @cubs @athletics… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac18 Mar
Mookie Betts Was the 2018 American League MVP - baseball-almanac.com/pitching/pinoh… #mookiebetts #mlb #baseball #mvp https://t.co/JKP72jX8B8
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac18 Mar
Baseball Almanac Photo Of the Day - Mike Piazza @mikepiazza31 baseball-almanac.com/players/player… 16 Seasons Played for:… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac17 Mar
Christian Yelich Was the National League MVP for 2018 - baseball-almanac.com/players/awards… https://t.co/ZmFC2HdDFt
Desktop Version