HALL OF FAMERS PHIL MARCHILDON AND DICK FOWLER
Let’s remember Hall of Famers Phil Marchildon and Dick Fowler and all the other Canadians today!
Poised to join the pitching elite, Marchildon was called for military duty and would serve in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1943 to 1945. In August 1944, his plane was shot down and he was taken as a prisoner of war. He would spend nine months in a German prison camp.
Read more about Phil HERE.
After his first full season in the majors, he was called for military duty and served in the Canadian army for three years. In his first start upon his return, the powerful right-hander would no-hit the St. Louis Browns on September 9, 1945. Fowler remains the only Canadian to throw a no-hitter in the big leagues.
Read more about Dick HERE.