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Art Fowler

John Arthur Fowler

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: July 3, 1922 in Converse, SC
High School: Spartanburg HS (Spartanburg, SC)
Signed
by the New York Giants as an amateur free agent in 1944. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1954 (Age 31.288)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1954 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Redlegs/Angels/Dodgers 1954-1964

Final Game: May 4, 1964 (Age 41.306)
Died: January 29, 2007 in Spartanburg, SC
Buried: Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Spartanburg, SC
Relatives: Brother of Jesse Fowler
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1954 CIN NL 31 P 40 29 8 227.2 47 10 35 2 4 .957 1.78 1.13 .960 2.07 2.06 3 5 63% 45% 0
1955 CIN NL 32 P 46 28 8 207.2 42 12 30 0 1 1.000 1.82 0.91 .950 2.04 2.02 11 5 31% 44% 0
1956 CIN NL 33 P 45 23 8 177.2 48 12 35 1 0 .979 2.38 1.04 .966 2.05 2.03 6 6 50% 41% 0
1957 CIN NL 34 P 33 7 1 87.2 20 5 15 0 0 1.000 2.05 0.61 .962 2.06 2.08 4 1 20% 39% 0
1959 LAD NL 36 P 36 0 0 61.0 15 2 12 1 0 .933 2.07 0.39 .954 1.99 1.97 4 1 20% 38% 0
1961 LAA AL 38 P 53 3 0 89.0 11 4 7 0 0 1.000 1.11 0.21 .954 2.05 2.02 4 3 43% 36% 0
1962 LAA AL 39 P 48 0 0 77.0 17 5 12 0 0 1.000 1.99 0.35 .958 2.08 2.07 1 0 0% 36% 0
1963 LAA AL 40 P 57 0 0 89.1 14 4 9 1 0 .929 1.31 0.23 .955 1.98 2.00 1 3 75% 33% 0
1964 LAA AL 41 P 4 0 0 7.0 3 1 2 0 1 1.000 3.86 0.75 .957 1.93 1.90 0 0 0
9 Seasons P 362 90 25 1024.0 217 55 157 5 6 .977 1.86 0.59 .958 2.05 2.03 34 24 41% 41% 0
9 Seasons TOT 362 90 25 1024.0 217 55 157 5 6 .977 1.86 0.59 .958 2.05 2.03 34 24 41% 41% 0
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1954 CIN NL 31 P
1955 CIN NL 32 P
1956 CIN NL 33 P
1957 CIN NL 34 P
1959 LAD NL 36 P
1961 LAA AL 38 P
1962 LAA AL 39 P
1963 LAA AL 40 P
1964 LAA AL 41 P
9 Seasons P
9 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1954 CIN NL 31 40 29 40 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955 CIN NL 32 46 28 46 46 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 CIN NL 33 45 23 45 45 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957 CIN NL 34 33 7 33 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1959 LAD NL 36 36 0 36 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 LAA AL 38 53 3 53 53 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 LAA AL 39 48 0 48 48 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963 LAA AL 40 57 0 57 57 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1964 LAA AL 41 4 0 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Seasons 362 90 362 362 362 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1954 CIN NL 31 1005 83% 23% 39 92% 1 10 0 7 35 21 10 3 1 1 1 1 4 3 4 0 3 100%
1955 CIN NL 32 868 85% 28% 39 92% 2 10 4 4 34 27 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0%
1956 CIN NL 33 737 86% 27% 40 90% 1 12 0 10 36 32 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 10 70%
1957 CIN NL 34 391 84% 23% 18 94% 1 5 0 5 17 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 75%
1959 LAD NL 36 271 77% 23% 16 81% 1 2 0 2 13 13 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 50%
1961 LAA AL 38 358 72% 19% 9 78% 0 4 0 3 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1962 LAA AL 39 306 81% 21% 14 93% 0 5 0 3 12 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 75%
1963 LAA AL 40 342 82% 24% 12 83% 0 4 1 3 9 6 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 33%
1964 LAA AL 41 34 68% 24% 2 100% 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 100%
9 Seasons 4312 82% 24% 189 90% 6 53 5 38 165 129 17 6 2 2 2 3 6 4 6 0 33 70%
MLB Averages 80% 27% 89% 81%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1955 NL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1961 AL  born 1922-07-03 (7th)
1962 AL  born 1922-07-03 (3rd)
1963 AL  born 1922-07-03 (2nd)
1964 AL  born 1922-07-03 (1st)

                           

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Name and misspellings: John Art Arthur arturo Fowler

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