Everyone will always remember every single player on the 2016 Chicago Cubs with great fondness. Nobody on that team was a passenger as everyone carried their own weight.
One player who went above and beyond always was Dexter Fowler. He had a very interesting path to the Chicago Cubs as he played for the Colorado Rockies from 2008-2013 before one year with the Houston Astros in 2014.
When he reached the Cubs in 2015, things started to turn around for them. He was incredibly productive in a Cubs uniform and it was clear that he was going to be a part of something very special.
During the 2016 regular season, he was so good and he made his one and only All-Star appearance. What followed that year was something amazing for him and a team waiting to win it all for a century.
The Chicago Cubs will always be grateful for Dexter Fowler’s time with them.
Game seven of the 2016 World Series is known as the greatest game in Chicago Cubs history. Fowler led that game off with a solo shot to put the Cubs up 1-0 before an out was recorded. It was the first leadoff home run in World Series game seven history.
This was just one of his many magical moments in the two years that he spent wearing a Chicago Cubs uniform. Without his leadership both on and off the field, they don’t win anything and people should know that.
Fowler played the following four seasons with the St Louis Cardinals where he was still outstanding. He then played seven games with the Los Angeles Angels in 2021 but hasn’t played since then.
After not playing in a major league uniform in 2022, he has announced his retirement from Major League Baseball. He deserves many congratulations and people in Chicago won’t soon forget him.
In fact, he is coming back to Chicago. He will be working with the Marquee Network as an analyst for Chicago Cubs baseball. For someone who only played two years with the club, he sure seemed to enjoy being a part of it. Winning a World Series probably helps.
That 2016 team will always mean a lot to a lot of people. Cubs fans can only hope that these guys continue to come back to the organization in some way when they leave the game as a player.
Congrats to Dexter Fowler on an amazing career. Hopefully, he enjoys retirement and it should be a joy to see him be a part of the Marquee Network broadcasts.