Tall, dark, and dashing, these are adjectives that easily qualify the spirited baseball center fielder Dexter Fowler. He’s currently doing business with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Dexter Fowler Biography
Dexter Fowler was born on 22 March 1986. His full name is William Dexter Fowler and his birthplace is the great city of Atlanta, Georgia. During his high school years, he attended Milton High School in Alpharetta, Georgia. While most of his friends focused on other sports such as basketball and soccer, Dexter’s interest was always in baseball. Fowler attracted local attention during his high school days when he hit .457s with 14 home runs in 105 At Bats.
When it came time to go to college, Fowler had to choose between baseball and college. He chose baseball, rejecting both Harvard and the University of Miami. After he actually signed up in Miami, the lure of Major League baseball proved too strong. After his success at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, he is an Olympic bronze medalist. In his earlier career, he has played for teams such as the Colorado Rockies, Houston Astros, and the Chicago Cubs. Dexter Fowler currently plays for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Between 2008 and 2013, Dexter spent five memorable years with the Colorado Rockies. On September 2, 2008, Dexter Fowler was called to the Major League for the first time in his career, and his outstanding debut performance was crowned with a 6-5 home win over the San Francisco Giants in extra time.
Together, Dexter Fowler holds the Colorado Rockie record for stealing five bases against the San Diego Padres in a 12-7 win. In the 2010 season he recorded 439 at-bats, six home runs, 73 scored runs and 114 base hits in total.
On January 19, 2015, Dexter arrived at the Chicago Cubs in an agreement that led Luis Valbuena and Dan Straily in the opposite direction. During his year-long stay with the Cubs, he helped the two to lead them into the off-season for the first time in 7 years.
In December 2016, Dexter Fowler signed a lucrative five-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals worth approximately $82.5 million.
While playing for the Chicago Cubs, he wrote a piece of history alongside some of his teammates. On October 25, 2016, Dexter Fowler and his teammates Jason Heyward, Addison Russell, and Carl Edwards Jr. joined Dexter Fowler as the first African-Americans to play in a World Series match for the Chicago Cubs.
Dexter Fowler also holds the record of being the first African American to appear and beat the Cubs in the World Series, he and Russell are the first African Americans to play in a World Series for the Cubs.
He’s a good ballplayer for his baseball team, and it’s good to know that Dexter Fowler was not eliminated when he chose the one he would spend the rest of his days with. His wife, Aliya Fowler, is a certified head gymnast, and this can be illustrated by looking at her Instagram page @aliyafowler.
The couple married in 2012 and have been together ever since. Her full name is Darya Aliya Baghbani Fowler, and what you probably did not know is that she is from Iran. When the president’s travel ban policy was at its height, she and Dexter were prevented from visiting her family in Iran, and Dexter had an opinion on this. Although he is generally a fairly modest and non-aggressive figure, Dexter was critical of the ban.
In February 2014 they gave birth to their first child Naya Iman Fowler (daughter). Naya was often praised as the most adorable child in the MLB. If you follow either Dexter or Aliya on social media, you might have had the privilege of seeing that gorgeous cuteness. On some occasions, he puts videos of their reaction to Daddy’s appearance on the television screen. It’s really a cute sight.
Dexter does not yet have a son, but in July 2018 he will be the proud father of another girl. Let’s keep our fingers crossed, looking forward to a baby as cute as her older sister Naya.
Dexter Fowler stands at an impressive height of 1.96 m and weighs 88 kg. He also has a good physique, as befits an athlete.