Bob Bowman (pitcher)

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Bob Bowman
Born: (1910-10-03)October 3, 1910
Keystone, West Virginia
Died: September 4, 1972(1972-09-04) (aged 61)
Bluefield, West Virginia
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 21, 1939, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
May 25, 1942, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
Win–loss record26–17
Earned run average3.82

Robert James Bowman (October 3, 1910 – September 4, 1972) was a professional baseball player. He was a right-handed pitcher over parts of four seasons (1939–42) with the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants and Chicago Cubs. For his career, he compiled a 26–17 record in 109 appearances, most as a relief pitcher, with a 3.82 earned run average and 146 strikeouts. Bowman is most noted as being the pitcher who beaned former Cardinal teammate Joe Medwick, an incident that nearly cost Medwick his life.[1][2]

Bowman died in Bluefield, West Virginia, on September 4, 1972, aged 61.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Bob Bowman at the SABR Baseball Biography Project, by David E. Skelton, Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  2. ^ "Joe Medwick". Archived from the original on September 18, 2011. Retrieved October 4, 2011.

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