John Fowler’s journey in the world of baseball is a storied tale of a local player who was able to play professionally in his hometown. His athletic prowess surfaced early when he led the 1981 Brunswick Little League All-Star team to a state title, earning himself MVP of the league that same year. John was a three-time All-MVAL selection during his time at Brunswick High School, which culminated in being named the Frederick News-PostCounty Player of the Year in 1986. During his high school career, he was part of Frederick’s 16-18-year-old team that competed in the 1985 Babe Ruth World Series. He was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 1986 draft following high school but turned it down to attend Frederick Community College where he ended up as a two-time JuCo all-state selection. Again, he was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 1988 and this time signed, which started his professional career. He had stints with the Bluefield Orioles and Wausaw Timbers before becoming only the fifth local player to play for the Frederick Keys. Beyond his playing days, John’s commitment to the game and his community is evident through coaching stints at Little League and travel baseball for both Frederick and Brunswick. His influence extends to football and basketball coaching, emphasizing his dedication to shaping young athletes.