Abe Bowman
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Pitcher
Born: (1893-01-25)January 25, 1893
Greenup, Illinois
Died: October 11, 1979(1979-10-11) (aged 86)
Longview, Texas
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 19, 1914, for the Cleveland Naps
Last MLB appearance
June 23, 1915, for the Cleveland Indians
MLB statistics
Win–loss record2-8
Earned run average4.74
Strikeouts27
Teams

Alvah Edson Bowman (January 25, 1893 – October 11, 1979), nicknamed "Abe", was an American professional baseball right-handed pitcher, who played as a swingman[1] in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cleveland Naps/Indians, from 1914 to 1915.[2]

Baseball career

Minor league career

Bowman played in Minor League Baseball (MiLB) for 18 non-consecutive seasons, beginning in 1912;[3] he also managed in MiLB from 1927 to 1933.[3] (At times, Bowman served as a player-manager.)

Major league career

In Bowman's second year of professional baseball, he was purchased by the MLB Cleveland "Naps" from the Grand Rapids Bill-eds of the Central League, on August 7, 1913. (However, Bowman did not pitch in the major leagues, that season.)[2]

Bowman made his big league debut on May 19, 1914,[2] in a no-decision against the Washington Senators, in Washington — pitching three scoreless innings — in relief of Willie Mitchell.[4][5] Although Bowman pitched in 22 games for Cleveland in 1914, his role was more limited in 1915. He played the remainder of his baseball career in the minor leagues, last pitching in the 1933 season.[3]

Death

Bowman died at the age of 86, on October 11, 1979, in Longview, Texas.[6]

References

  1. ^ "B-R Bullpen | Swingman". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2020. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Abe Bowman Stats". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2020. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Abe Bowman Minor Leagues Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2020. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
  4. ^ "Retrosheet Boxscore: Washington Senators 4, Cleveland Naps 2". retrosheet.com. Retrosheet. May 19, 1914. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
  5. ^ "Cleveland Naps at Washington Senators Box Score". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. May 19, 1914. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
  6. ^ "Alvah Edson "Abe" Bowman (1893–1979) Obituary". findagrave.com. Find a Grave. October 21, 1979. Retrieved February 4, 2020.