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Dick Fowler

Richard John Fowler

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: March 30, 1921 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (All Transactions)
Debut: September 13, 1941 (Age 20.167, 7,267th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1942 season [*]
Team: Athletics 1941-1952

Last Game: September 1, 1952 (Age 31.155)
Died: May 22, 1972 in Oneonta, NY
Buried: Oneonta Plains Cemetery, Oneonta, NY
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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
1941 20 PHA AL 1 2 .333 3.38 4 3 1 1 0 0 24.0 26 11 9 4 8 8 0 0 0 101 126 5.16 1.417 9.8 1.5 3.0 3.0 1.00
1942 21 PHA AL 6 11 .353 4.95 31 17 13 4 0 1 140.0 159 90 77 13 45 38 0 0 3 605 77 4.05 1.457 10.2 0.8 2.9 2.4 0.84
1945 24 PHA AL 1 2 .333 4.82 7 3 3 2 1 0 37.1 41 21 20 1 18 21 0 0 2 167 71 3.21 1.580 9.9 0.2 4.3 5.1 1.17
1946 25 PHA AL 9 16 .360 3.28 32 28 3 14 1 0 205.2 213 101 75 16 75 89 2 0 2 900 107 3.66 1.400 9.3 0.7 3.3 3.9 1.19
1947 26 PHA AL 12 11 .522 2.81 36 31 2 16 3 0 227.1 210 77 71 12 85 75 3 0 0 943 136 3.68 1.298 8.3 0.5 3.4 3.0 0.88
1948 27 PHA AL 15 8 .652 3.78 29 26 2 16 2 2 204.2 221 93 86 17 76 50 4 1 0 879 115 4.42 1.451 9.7 0.7 3.3 2.2 0.66
1949 28 PHA AL 15 11 .577 3.75 31 28 3 15 4 1 213.2 210 108 89 13 115 43 2 0 2 929 110 4.54 1.521 8.8 0.5 4.8 1.8 0.37
1950 29 PHA AL 1 5 .167 6.48 11 9 1 2 0 0 66.2 75 52 48 7 56 15 3 0 1 315 70 6.15 1.965 10.1 0.9 7.6 2.0 0.27
1951 30 PHA AL 5 11 .313 5.62 22 22 0 4 0 0 125.0 141 89 78 11 72 29 1 0 0 568 76 4.91 1.704 10.2 0.8 5.2 2.1 0.40
1952 31 PHA AL 1 2 .333 6.44 18 3 8 1 0 0 58.2 71 43 42 4 28 14 4 0 2 273 61 4.44 1.688 10.9 0.6 4.3 2.1 0.50
10 Yrs 66 79 .455 4.11 221 170 36 75 11 4 1303.0 1367 685 595 98 578 382 19 1 12 5680 97 4.27 1.493 9.4 0.7 4.0 2.6 0.66
162 Game Avg. 11 14 .455 4.11 38 30 6 13 2 1 227 238 119 103 17 101 66 3 0 2 988 97 4.27 1.493 9.4 0.7 4.0 2.6 0.66
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
1941 20 PHA AL 24.0 4 3 11 4.13 4.73 -0.05 0.00 99.1 4.74 1 0.2 1.0 -0.0 0.4 4 .538 .501 $2,400
1942 21 PHA AL 140.0 31 17 90 5.79 4.49 -0.32 0.00 101.4 4.87 -15 -1.6 1.0 -0.1 -0.5 -4 .450 .490 $3,000
1945 24 PHA AL 37.1 7 3 21 5.06 3.96 0.03 0.00 102.0 4.02 -4 -0.5 .4 0.0 -0.1 -2 .434 .497 $4,000
1946 25 PHA AL 205.2 32 28 101 4.42 4.16 -0.27 0.00 101.4 4.49 1 0.1 1.0 -0.2 1.7 17 .504 .501 $5,000
1947 26 PHA AL 227.1 36 31 77 3.05 4.15 0.25 0.00 103.6 4.04 26 3.0 .7 -0.1 4.7 41 .583 .518 $7,500
1948 27 PHA AL 204.2 29 26 93 4.09 4.93 0.01 0.00 101.8 5.00 21 2.2 2.1 -0.1 3.7 38 .575 .513 $10,000
1949 28 PHA AL 213.2 31 28 108 4.55 4.73 0.16 0.00 98.0 4.47 -2 -0.2 .6 -0.1 1.4 16 .495 .499 $12,000
1950 29 PHA AL 66.2 11 9 52 7.02 5.28 -0.11 0.00 94.5 5.09 -15 -1.3 .5 0.0 -0.7 -8 .386 .492 $15,000
1951 30 PHA AL 125.0 22 22 89 6.41 4.57 0.12 0.00 103.9 4.62 -26 -2.4 -0.1 -1.4 -14 .392 .485 $11,500
1952 31 PHA AL 58.2 18 3 43 6.60 4.19 -0.12 0.00 110.5 4.76 -12 -1.3 .6 0.1 -0.7 -7 .430 .492 $11,500
10 Seasons 1303.0 221 170 685 4.73 4.51 -0.00 0.00 101.6 4.58 -24 -1.6 .8 -0.6 8.4 81 .493 .501 $81,900

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
1941 20 PHA AL 4 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 /1
1942 21 PHA AL 32 52 50 1 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 .160 .176 .160 .336 -5 8 0 1 1 1
1945 24 PHA AL 11 17 18 3 8 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 .444 .444 .667 1.111 223 12 1 0 0 /1
1946 25 PHA AL 32 73 71 1 13 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 .183 .183 .197 .380 7 14 1 0 2 1
1947 26 PHA AL 36 86 82 3 14 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 17 .171 .171 .183 .354 -2 15 3 0 4 1
1948 27 PHA AL 29 89 82 5 14 1 0 1 8 0 0 3 10 .171 .200 .220 .420 11 18 2 0 4 1
1949 28 PHA AL 31 86 77 5 18 2 0 0 11 0 1 7 10 .234 .298 .260 .557 50 20 3 0 2 1
1950 29 PHA AL 11 26 26 2 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .192 .192 .192 .385 -0 5 3 0 0 1
1951 30 PHA AL 22 47 42 2 8 3 0 0 2 0 0 4 6 .190 .261 .262 .523 41 11 1 0 1 1
1952 31 PHA AL 18 16 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 .000 .063 .000 .063 -82 0 1 0 0 1
10 Yrs 226 501 472 22 88 10 1 1 32 0 2 15 69 .186 .213 .218 .431 18 103 15 1 14
162 Game Avg. 162 359 338 16 63 7 1 1 23 0 1 11 49 .186 .213 .218 .431 18 74 11 1 10

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
1941 20 PHA AL 4 9 -3 0 0 0 1 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .460 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $2,400 /1
1942 21 PHA AL 32 52 -7 0 0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $3,000 1
1945 24 PHA AL 11 17 2 0 0 0 2 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .538 .503 0.4 0.0 4 $4,000 /1
1946 25 PHA AL 32 73 -8 0 0 0 7 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $5,000 1
1947 26 PHA AL 36 86 -11 0 0 0 9 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 $7,500 1
1948 27 PHA AL 29 89 -11 0 0 0 9 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $10,000 1
1949 28 PHA AL 31 86 -5 -1 -0 0 9 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .510 .502 0.3 0.0 3 $12,000 1
1950 29 PHA AL 11 26 -4 0 -1 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .489 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $15,000 1
1951 30 PHA AL 22 47 -4 -0 -0 0 5 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $11,500 1
1952 31 PHA AL 18 16 -4 -0 -0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .486 .498 -0.2 0.0 -2 $11,500 1
10 Seasons 226 501 -54 -1 -1 0 52 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .498 .500 -0.5 -0.0 -4 $81,900

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
1941 PHA AL 20 P 4 3 1 24.0 4 0 4 0 1 1.000 1.50 1.00 .960 2.14 2.10 0 0 0
1942 PHA AL 21 P 31 17 4 140.0 29 8 18 3 2 .897 1.67 0.84 .957 2.31 2.30 4 9 69% 0
1945 PHA AL 24 P 7 3 2 37.1 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 1.21 0.71 .956 2.24 2.23 1 0 0% 0
1946 PHA AL 25 P 32 28 14 205.2 45 13 29 3 2 .933 1.84 1.31 .951 2.01 1.99 0 2 100% 1
1947 PHA AL 26 P 36 31 16 227.1 45 14 29 2 1 .956 1.70 1.19 .955 1.92 1.90 3 8 73% 50% 3
1948 PHA AL 27 P 29 26 16 204.2 41 10 30 1 4 .976 1.76 1.38 .963 2.02 1.99 2 4 67% 48% 0
1949 PHA AL 28 P 31 28 15 213.2 62 15 46 1 5 .984 2.57 1.97 .962 2.12 2.09 4 9 69% 46% 2
1950 PHA AL 29 P 11 9 2 66.2 18 6 11 1 2 .944 2.30 1.55 .950 2.02 1.99 3 2 40% 0
1951 PHA AL 30 P 22 22 4 125.0 29 11 16 2 3 .931 1.94 1.23 .953 2.07 2.06 2 8 80% 45% 0
1952 PHA AL 31 P 18 3 1 58.2 19 5 14 0 0 1.000 2.91 1.06 .966 2.10 2.10 2 1 33% 46% 0
10 Seasons P 221 170 75 1303.0 297 83 201 13 20 .956 1.96 1.29 .957 2.07 2.06 21 43 67% 32% 6
10 Seasons TOT 221 170 75 1303.0 297 83 201 13 20 .956 1.96 1.29 .957 2.07 2.06 21 43 67% 32% 6
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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1947 AL  4.7 (5th)
1948 AL  3.7 (6th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1947 AL  2.81 (3rd)

Wins s c a p y
1948 AL  15 (10th)
1949 AL  15 (10th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1948 AL  .652 (5th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1947 AL  1.298 (10th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1947 AL  8.314 (10th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1947 AL  3.365 (10th)
1948 AL  3.342 (9th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1947 AL  227.3 (9th)

Games Started s c a p y
1947 AL  31 (4th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1947 AL  16 (8th)
1948 AL  16 (5th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1947 AL  3 (5th)
1948 AL  2 (9th)
1949 AL  4 (4th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1942 AL  13 (9th)
1946 AL  16 (5th)
1948 AL  17 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
1947 AL  210 (9th)

Losses s c a p y
1946 AL  16 (1st)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1948 AL  4 (10th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1947 AL  943 (9th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1947 AL  136 (2nd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1947 AL  26 (3rd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1947 AL  2.9 (3rd)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1949 AL  15 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1949 AL  1.97 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
1941 AL  born 1921-03-30 (4th)
1942 AL  born 1921-03-30 (10th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 32 (763), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 5 (1364), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 1 (2061), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (900th), 8.0 career WAR/11.1 7yr-peak WAR/9.5 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1941 20 Philadelphia Athletics $2,400 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1942 21 Philadelphia Athletics $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1945 24 Philadelphia Athletics $4,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1946 25 Philadelphia Athletics $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1947 26 Philadelphia Athletics $7,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1948 27 Philadelphia Athletics $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1949 28 Philadelphia Athletics $12,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1950 29 Philadelphia Athletics $15,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1951 30 Philadelphia Athletics $11,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1952 31 Philadelphia Athletics $11,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$81,900
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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