In terms of Phillies position players, Bowker's 0-fer is second only to Fred Tauby who went 0 for 20 with the 1937 Phillies. If you include pitchers, Bowker is sixth on the list, behind such notables as pitcher Mac Scarce (0 for 18 between 1972 and 1974) and pitcher Kent Bottenfield (0 for 17 in 2000). For all these players, you could say that hits were . . . scarce.