Dick Fowler Stats

Dick Fowler was born on Wednesday, March 30, 1921, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Fowler was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 13, 1941, with the Philadelphia Athletics. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Dick Fowler baseball stats page.

"Dick Fowler, first American leaguer in more than five years to pitch a no-hit , no-run game, says he's 'A pretty lucky guy.' The 23-year-old Athletics hurler, just 24 days out of the Canadian army, crashed baseball's elite yesterday ( Box Score ) when he blanked the St. Louis Browns 1-0 in the windup of a doubleheader here. He struck out six. Only five Brownies reached base - four on walks and the fifth on a fielder's choice. Fowler said he knew he was close to every pitcher's dream as early as the sixth inning. His most anxious moments came in the first half of the ninth with the score still tied 0-0. Milton Byrnes walked and Lou Finney slammed the ball to deep right field. It was foul. In the A's half, Hal Peck tripled and Irv Hall singled him home with the winning run. 'It was a wonderful feeling when we got that one run,' said Fowler. 'What do you think?' he was asked. 'You don't think - you just sort of get a thrill all over.' Fowler said he was feeding the Brownies 'anything they couldn't hit.'" - The Fitchburg Sentinel (AP Wire, 09/10/1945, "Pretty Lucky Guy" - Fowler, After No-Hitter , Page 7)
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Birth Name:
Richard John Fowler
Nickname:
Dick
Born On:
03-30-1921  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Year of Death Data Died On:
05-22-1972 ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Oneonta, New York
Cemetery:
Oneonta Plains Cemetery, Oneonta, New York
High School:
Undetermined
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-05
Player Weight Chart Weight:
215
First Game:
09-13-1941 (Age 20)
Last Game:
09-01-1952
Draft:
Not Applicable
Dick Fowler

Dick Fowler Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1941 20 Athletics 4 3 1 1 2 .333 3.38 1 0 0 24.0 101 26 9 11 4 8 - 8 0 0 0 -
1942 21 Athletics 31 17 13 6 11 .353 4.95 4 0 1 140.0 605 159 77 90 13 45 - 38 3 0 0 -
1945 24 Athletics 7 3 3 1 2 .333 4.82 2 1 0 37.1 167 41 20 21 1 18 - 21 2 0 0 -
1946 25 Athletics 32 28 3 9 16 .360 3.28 14 1 0 205.2 900 213 75 101 16 75 - 89 2 2 0 -
1947 26 Athletics 36 31 2 12 11 .522 2.81 16 3 0 227.1 943 210 71 77 12 85 - 75 0 3 0 -
1948 27 Athletics 29 26 2 15 8 .652 3.78 16 2 2 204.2 879 221 86 93 15 76 - 50 0 4 1 -
1949 28 Athletics 31 28 3 15 11 .577 3.75 15 4 1 213.2 929 210 89 108 13 115 - 43 2 2 0 -
1950 29 Athletics 11 9 1 1 5 .167 6.48 2 0 0 66.2 315 75 48 52 7 56 - 15 1 3 0 -
1951 30 Athletics 22 22 0 5 11 .313 5.62 4 0 0 125.0 568 141 78 89 11 72 - 29 0 1 0 -
1952 31 Athletics 18 3 8 1 2 .333 6.44 1 0 0 58.2 273 71 42 43 4 28 - 14 2 4 0 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
10 Years 221 170 36 66 79 .455 4.11 75 11 4 1,303.0 5,680 1,367 595 685 96 578 - 382 12 19 1 -
Dick Fowler

Dick Fowler Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1941 20 Athletics 4 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 3 0 - 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1942 21 Athletics 32 50 1 8 0 0 0 0 2 0 - 10 1 - 1 0 .160 .176 .160
1945 24 Athletics 11 18 3 8 2 1 0 0 2 0 - 0 0 - 0 1 .444 .444 .667
1946 25 Athletics 32 71 1 13 1 0 0 0 3 0 - 9 2 - 0 1 .183 .183 .197
1947 26 Athletics 36 82 3 14 1 0 0 0 2 0 - 17 4 - 0 3 .171 .171 .183
1948 27 Athletics 29 82 5 14 1 0 1 0 8 3 - 10 4 - 0 2 .171 .200 .220
1949 28 Athletics 31 77 5 18 2 0 0 0 11 7 - 10 2 - 0 3 .234 .298 .260
1950 29 Athletics 11 26 2 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 - 1 0 - 0 3 .192 .192 .192
1951 30 Athletics 22 42 2 8 3 0 0 0 2 4 - 6 1 - 0 1 .190 .261 .262
1952 31 Athletics 18 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 - 3 0 - 0 1 .000 .063 .000
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
10 Years 226 472 22 88 10 1 1 0 32 15 - 69 14 - 1 15 .186 .213 .218
Dick Fowler

Dick Fowler Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1941 Athletics P 4 3 72 4 1.0 4 0 4 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
1942 Athletics P 31 17 420 29 0.9 26 8 18 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .897 1.67
1945 Athletics P 7 3 112 5 0.7 5 1 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.21
1946 Athletics P 32 28 617 45 1.4 42 13 29 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .933 1.84
1947 Athletics P 36 31 682 45 1.3 43 14 29 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .956 1.70
1948 Athletics P 29 26 614 41 1.4 40 10 30 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .976 1.76
1949 Athletics P 31 28 641 62 2.0 61 15 46 1 5 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.57
1950 Athletics P 11 9 200 18 1.6 17 6 11 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.30
1951 Athletics P 22 22 375 29 1.3 27 11 16 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .931 1.94
1952 Athletics P 18 3 176 19 1.1 19 5 14 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.91
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 221 170 3,909 297 1.3 284 83 201 13 20 n/a n/a n/a .956 1.96
10 Years 221 170 3,909 297 1.3 284 83 201 13 20 n/a n/a n/a .956 1.96
Dick Fowler

Dick Fowler Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1941 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 1.00 3.00 3.00
1942 Athletics 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 5.0 25.0 0.84 2.44 2.89
1945 Athletics 0 0 .000 4 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 9.0 1.17 5.06 4.34
1946 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.9 23.7 1.19 3.89 3.28
1947 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.8 41.0 0.88 2.97 3.37
1948 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 82.0 8.2 10.3 0.66 2.20 3.34
1949 Athletics 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.7 7.0 0.37 1.81 4.84
1950 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 26.0 13.0 0.27 2.02 7.56
1951 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.0 21.0 0.40 2.09 5.18
1952 Athletics 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.0 0.0 0.50 2.15 4.30
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
10 Years 0 2 .000 5 0 n/a 472.0 6.8 14.8 0.66 2.64 3.99
Dick Fowler

Dick Fowler Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1941 Philadelphia Athletics 42 $2,400.00 - -
1942 Philadelphia Athletics 22 , 32 $3,000.00 - -
1945 Philadelphia Athletics 25 $4,000.00 n/a -
1946 Philadelphia Athletics 25 $5,000.00 - -
1947 Philadelphia Athletics 25 $7,500.00 - -
1948 Philadelphia Athletics 25 $10,000.00 - -
1949 Philadelphia Athletics 25 $12,000.00 - -
1950 Philadelphia Athletics 25 $15,000.00 - -
1951 Philadelphia Athletics 25 $11,500.00 - -
1952 Philadelphia Athletics 25 $11,500.00 - -


Richard John Fowler was a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Athletics (from 1941 to 1942, 1945 to 1952). Fowler, who was commonly called Dick, missed the 1943 and 1944 seasons because he served in the Canadian Army during World War II.

Did you know that when Dick Fowler returned from the War, he threw a no-hitter , on September 9, 1945 , against the St. Louis Browns at Shibe Park? Too easy? Did you know it was his first start in three years, his first career shutout, and when the no-hitter was official, he became the first Canadian -born pitcher to ever throw a no-hitter ?

Dick Fowler No-Hitter Box Score
Dick Fowler No-Hitter | The St. Louis Post-Dispatch | September 10, 1945 | Page 18A

In 1985, Dick Fowler was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame . That year, he was enshrined alongside two other Canadian players, John Hiller and Ron Taylor .
Dick Fowler Baseball Card
Dick Fowler | 1950 Bowman Baseball Card (#214 | Checklist ) | Baseball Almanac Collection

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