As a 48-year-old player-coach on Billy Martin's 1970 Denver (American Association)
team, Fowler saved 15 games and won 9, with a 1.59 ERA. He subsequently followed
Martin as a pitching coach to several ML cities, including New York. Mostly a reliever
during his playing days, Fowler won a career-high 12 games for the 1954 Reds. His
brother, Jesse, pitched with the Cardinals 30 years before Art's ML debut.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 24, 1954: In a unique Birdie Tebbetts' shift against the Cards Stan Musial, the Redlegs enlist a "4th" OF in place of regular SS Roy McMillan. This causes a box score irregularity because left-handed Nino Escalera is officially listed as a left-handed SS. After all that, Art Fowler strikes out Musial as the Reds win 4–2.
»June 26, 1961: At LA's Wrigley Field, Angel reliever Art Fowler, who has allowed just one hit in his last 12 innings, serves up a 9th inning home run to Bill Skowron as New York wins 8–6. Mickey Mantle adds an earlier homer, off Ken McBride, and Ford wins his 13th.
»July 1, 1962: Albie Pearson becomes the first player to go hitless in 11 at bats in a doubleheader (both 9-inning games). Los Angeles splits with the Yankees, losing 6–3 before winning 12–5. Reliever Art Fowler helps himself to a win in the nitecap by driving in four runs on a pair of singles. The Yanks take over 1st place.