• Art Fowler Passes

    Posted by on January 29th, 2007 · Comments (0)

    From the Times:

    Art Fowler, who became George Steinbrenner’s sixth, ninth, 17th and 26th Yankees pitching coach in a turbulent baseball pairing with his often hired and fired manager and drinking buddy Billy Martin, died yesterday in Spartanburg, S.C. He was 84.

    Ron Guidry, reflecting on his days as an active pitcher when Fowler was his coach, once said: “Every time he’d come out there [to the mound], I’d say, `Art what am I doing wrong?’ and he’d always tell me, `I don’t know, Ron, but you’re (getting) Billy (angry).’”

    That’s how you get to reach age 84 – keeping life simple. Fowler knew what he was doing.

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