Frank Eugene Bowerman (December 5, 1868 – November 30, 1948) was an American catcher and manager in Major League Baseball with the Baltimore Orioles, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the New York Giants, and the Boston Doves, as well as a player-manager for the Doves in his last season in professional baseball. While always playing in the shadows of Wilbert Robinson and Roger Bresnahan, he was a solid player who could play any position in the diamond, and he even pitched an inning for the Giants in 1904. He was also the first to catch Hall-of-Famer Christy Mathewson.
Bowerman was known for having a short fuse, as he repeatedly got into fights with players, umpires, and fans. In one such case in 1903, he punched a heckler in the face and got arrested. He also started a fight with manager Fred Clarke while with the Pirates and gave him a black eye.
The Doves hired him as manager during the 1909 season, but his fiery temper did not go well with his team, and he was relegated to player-only status after only 76 games.
Bowerman died in his birthplace of Romeo, Michigan five days shy of his 80th birthday.
Frank Bowerman baseball card
|Catcher / Manager|
|Born: December 5, 1868|
|Died: November 30, 1948 (aged 79)|
|August 24, 1895, for the Baltimore Orioles|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 13, 1909, for the Boston Doves|
|Runs batted in||393|
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Bill Bowerman (1911–1999), American track and field coach and co-founder of Nike
C. W. Bowerman (1851–1947), British trade unionist and politician
Cristina Bowerman, Italian chef
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Fred William Bowerman (1893–1953), American bank robber
Jay Bowerman (1876–1957), American politician
Karen Bowerman, British journalist
Lisa Bowerman, British actress
Mary Bowerman (1908–2005), American botanist
Melissa Bowerman (1942–2011), linguist
Ralph Lee Bowerman (born 1934), American musician
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