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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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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 13, 2014 9:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #1032. Alexi Ogando… #1033. Darren O'Day… #1034. Bob Bruce… #1035. ART FOWLER… #1036. Matt Thornton… #1037. Lee Richmond… #1038. Jim Deshaies… 

Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1954 31 CIN NL 12 10 .545 3.83 40 29 9 8 1 0 227.2 256 112 97 20 85 93 4 0 3 998 110 3.90 1.498 10.1 0.8 3.4 3.7 1.09
1955 32 CIN NL 11 10 .524 3.90 46 28 9 8 3 2 207.2 198 96 90 20 63 3 94 1 0 6 867 108 3.64 1.257 8.6 0.9 2.7 4.1 1.49
1956 33 CIN NL 11 11 .500 4.05 45 23 9 8 0 1 177.2 191 92 80 15 35 3 86 0 0 2 738 97 3.09 1.272 9.7 0.8 1.8 4.4 2.46
1957 34 CIN NL 3 0 1.000 6.47 33 7 10 1 0 0 87.2 111 65 63 11 24 2 45 2 0 2 392 63 3.95 1.540 11.4 1.1 2.5 4.6 1.88
1959 36 LAD NL 3 4 .429 5.31 36 0 17 0 0 2 61.0 70 39 36 8 23 7 47 0 1 0 271 80 3.84 1.525 10.3 1.2 3.4 6.9 2.04
1961 38 LAA AL 5 8 .385 3.64 53 3 32 0 0 11 89.0 68 42 36 12 29 3 78 0 0 1 361 123 3.55 1.090 6.9 1.2 2.9 7.9 2.69
1962 39 LAA AL 4 3 .571 2.81 48 0 17 0 0 5 77.0 67 25 24 6 25 3 38 1 0 1 319 138 3.66 1.195 7.8 0.7 2.9 4.4 1.52
1963 40 LAA AL 5 3 .625 2.42 57 0 30 0 0 10 89.1 70 26 24 5 19 8 53 0 0 1 345 142 2.66 0.996 7.1 0.5 1.9 5.3 2.79
1964 41 LAA AL 0 2 .000 10.29 4 0 1 0 0 1 7.0 8 8 8 2 5 2 5 1 0 0 34 34 7.46 1.857 10.3 2.6 6.4 6.4 1.00
9 Yrs 54 51 .514 4.03 362 90 134 25 4 32 1024.0 1039 505 458 99 308 31 539 9 1 16 4325 101 3.57 1.315 9.1 0.9 2.7 4.7 1.75
162 Game Avg. 8 8 .514 4.03 54 14 20 4 1 5 154 156 76 69 15 46 81 1 0 2 651 101 3.57 1.315 9.1 0.9 2.7 4.7 1.75
LAA (4 yrs) 14 16 .467 3.16 162 3 80 0 0 27 262.1 213 101 92 25 78 16 174 2 0 3 1059 124 3.38 1.109 7.3 0.9 2.7 6.0 2.23
CIN (4 yrs) 37 31 .544 4.24 164 87 37 25 4 3 700.2 756 365 330 66 207 8 318 7 0 13 2995 97 3.62 1.374 9.7 0.8 2.7 4.1 1.54
LAD (1 yr) 3 4 .429 5.31 36 0 17 0 0 2 61.0 70 39 36 8 23 7 47 0 1 0 271 80 3.84 1.525 10.3 1.2 3.4 6.9 2.04
NL (5 yrs) 40 35 .533 4.32 200 87 54 25 4 5 761.2 826 404 366 74 230 15 365 7 1 13 3266 96 3.64 1.386 9.8 0.9 2.7 4.3 1.59
AL (4 yrs) 14 16 .467 3.16 162 3 80 0 0 27 262.1 213 101 92 25 78 16 174 2 0 3 1059 124 3.38 1.109 7.3 0.9 2.7 6.0 2.23
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1954 31 CIN NL 227.2 40 29 112 4.43 4.63 -0.06 0.00 104.0 4.88 12 1.3 .7 -0.2 3.4 36 .532 .508
1955 32 CIN NL 207.2 46 28 96 4.16 4.51 0.25 0.00 102.9 4.39 9 1.0 1.1 -0.1 3.0 27 .521 .506
1956 33 CIN NL 177.2 45 23 92 4.66 4.08 0.10 0.00 104.3 4.15 -7 -0.8 .8 -0.1 1.0 8 .483 .495
1957 34 CIN NL 87.2 33 7 65 6.67 4.18 0.06 0.00 105.3 4.34 -22 -2.2 .5 0.3 -1.1 -14 .432 .486
1959 36 LAD NL 61.0 36 0 39 5.75 4.56 -0.01 0.00 107.3 4.90 -6 -0.7 1.4 -0.3 -0.3 0 .482 .496
1961 38 LAA AL 89.0 53 3 42 4.25 4.64 0.07 -0.14 112.1 4.96 7 0.8 1.6 0.1 1.6 15 .515 .505
1962 39 LAA AL 77.0 48 0 25 2.92 4.50 -0.02 -0.19 96.8 4.20 12 1.3 1.2 0.0 2.0 17 .527 .508
1963 40 LAA AL 89.1 57 0 26 2.62 4.07 0.13 -0.17 95.9 3.62 11 1.2 1.6 0.2 2.2 17 .522 .508
1964 41 LAA AL 7.0 4 0 8 10.29 4.06 0.34 -0.16 93.3 3.32 -5 -0.5 2.2 -0.3 -0.8 -5 .369 .497
9 Seasons 1024.0 362 90 505 4.44 4.41 0.08 -0.04 103.5 4.44 11 1.4 1.3 -0.5 11.1 100 .504 .502
LAA (4 yrs) 262.1 162 3 101 3.47 4.39 0.07 -0.17 101.6 4.24 25 2.8 1.5 -0.1 4.9 44 .517 .507
CIN (4 yrs) 700.2 164 87 365 4.69 4.40 0.09 0.00 103.9 4.48 -8 -0.7 .8 -0.1 6.4 56 .496 .500
LAD (1 yr) 61.0 36 0 39 5.75 4.56 -0.01 0.00 107.3 4.90 -6 -0.7 1.4 -0.3 -0.3 0 .482 .496

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1954 31 CIN NL 40 82 60 3 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 9 19 .100 .229 .100 .329 -11 6 0 1 12 0 1
1955 32 CIN NL 46 74 60 6 12 0 0 0 7 0 0 5 13 .200 .254 .200 .454 20 12 1 0 7 2 0 1
1956 33 CIN NL 45 59 48 1 7 1 0 0 5 0 0 5 11 .146 .236 .167 .403 9 8 1 1 5 1 0 1
1957 34 CIN NL 33 22 17 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 .176 .263 .176 .440 19 3 0 0 3 0 0 1
1959 36 LAD NL 36 13 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .083 .083 .083 .167 -57 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
1961 38 LAA AL 53 16 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .077 .077 .077 .154 -60 1 0 0 3 0 0 1
1962 39 LAA AL 48 13 11 1 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 2 .273 .333 .273 .606 68 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
1963 40 LAA AL 57 13 9 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .222 .300 .222 .522 54 2 0 0 2 0 0 1
1964 41 LAA AL 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
9 Yrs 362 293 231 16 35 1 0 0 20 0 0 23 62 .152 .232 .156 .388 4 36 2 2 33 3 0
162 Game Avg. 162 131 103 7 16 0 0 0 9 0 0 10 28 .152 .232 .156 .388 4 16 1 1 15 1
LAA (4 yrs) 162 43 34 5 6 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 11 .176 .222 .176 .399 10 6 0 0 5 0 0
CIN (4 yrs) 164 237 185 11 28 1 0 0 16 0 0 21 47 .151 .242 .157 .398 7 29 2 2 27 3 0
LAD (1 yr) 36 13 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .083 .083 .083 .167 -57 1 0 0 1 0 0
NL (5 yrs) 200 250 197 11 29 1 0 0 16 0 0 21 51 .147 .233 .152 .385 4 30 2 2 28 3 0
AL (4 yrs) 162 43 34 5 6 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 11 .176 .222 .176 .399 10 6 0 0 5 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1954 31 CIN NL 40 82 -12 0 0 0 9 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1955 32 CIN NL 46 74 -6 0 1 0 7 3 0.2 0 3 0.2 .506 .502 0.3 -0.1 3 1
1956 33 CIN NL 45 59 -7 -0 0 0 6 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 1
1957 34 CIN NL 33 22 -1 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1959 36 LAD NL 36 13 -3 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1961 38 LAA AL 53 16 -4 -0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1962 39 LAA AL 48 13 -1 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .503 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1963 40 LAA AL 57 13 -1 -0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 1
1964 41 LAA AL 4 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .497 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
9 Seasons 362 293 -34 0 2 0 32 -0 -0.2 0 -0 -0.2 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.3 -0
LAA (4 yrs) 162 43 -5 -0 0 0 5 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 -0.1 -0
CIN (4 yrs) 164 237 -26 0 1 0 26 1 0.0 0 1 0.0 .501 .500 0.1 -0.2 1
LAD (1 yr) 36 13 -3 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1

Standard Fielding

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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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1955 NL  1.257 (9th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1955 NL  2.730 (9th)
1956 NL  1.773 (4th)

Games Played s c a p y
1955 NL  46 (10th)
1961 AL  53 (7th)
1963 AL  57 (8th)

Saves s c a p y
1961 AL  11 (6th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1954 NL  227.7 (9th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1955 NL  3 (4th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1954 NL  85 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1954 NL  256 (3rd)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1956 NL  2.457 (5th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1954 NL  0.791 (10th)
1955 NL  0.867 (8th)
1956 NL  0.760 (6th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1954 NL  97 (8th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1955 NL  6 (2nd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1954 NL  998 (8th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1961 AL  32 (8th)
1963 AL  30 (9th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1955 NL  3.64 (8th)
1956 NL  3.09 (1st)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1954 NL  12 (7th)

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)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 14 (1314), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (2030), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 7 (1158), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (173rd), 10.9 career WAR/12.7 7yr-peak WAR/11.8 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: John Art Arthur arturo Fowler

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