Paxton, Fowler: A look at the boxscores of two Canadian no-hitters

 Dick Fowler (Toronto, Ont.) became the first Canadian to throw a no-hitter in the major leagues on September 9, 1945. Photo Credit: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

Dick Fowler (Toronto, Ont.) became the first Canadian to throw a no-hitter in the major leagues on September 9, 1945. Photo Credit: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

By Neil Munro

Canadian Baseball Network

On Tuesday night, Ladner, B.C., native James Paxton became the second Canadian to toss a no-hitter in the big leagues when he shut out the Toronto Blue Jays in a 5-0 win at Rogers Centre.

Nearly 73 years earlier, Toronto native Dick Fowler tossed a no-no for the Philadelphia Athletics, leading his club to a 1-0 win over the St. Louis Browns.

I thought it would be interesting to compare the boxscores of the only no-hitters thrown by Canadians:

Dick Fowler's No-Hitter Boxscore:

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James Paxton's No-Hitter Boxscore:

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Neil Munro

Neil is a retired secondary school mathematics teacher with a life-long passion for the collection and analysis of baseball statistics. A North Bay Ontario resident for almost 50 years, Neil has fuelled his interest by serving as a research consultant with STATS Inc. He was the former chair of the Records Committee of SABR – the Society for American Baseball Research. Neil assisted in the development of the complete statistical database of baseball records that is used by a number of pro and media organizations and formed the basis for the STATS Inc. All-time Major League Handbook. He has contributed innumerable essays and columns to a variety of publications including; the Bill James Baseball Abstract, Grandstand Baseball Annual and Innings, and Canada’s Baseball Newspaper. Neil’s special interest continues to be the maintenance of the records compiled by Canadians in the major league. In 1996, he authored the Canadian Players Encyclopedia, a full statistical record of all current and former major leaguers from Canada.