Abe Bowman

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Alvah Edson Bowman

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 190 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Abe Bowman compiled a 215-174 record with a 3.61 ERA in 516 minor league games between 1912 and 1933. As a big leaguer, he was 2-8 with a 4.74 ERA in 24 games over two seasons with the Cleveland Indians. Bowman managed the 1924 Sulphur Springs Saints and 1925 Sulphur Springs Spartans in the East Texas League. He also skippered the Marshall Indians and Mexia Gushers in 1927 and the Paris Colts in 1928 in the Lone Star League. After retiring for 1929-1932, Bowman returned as player/manager of the 1933 Longview Cannibals.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1924 Sulphur Springs Saints East Texas League 6th none replaced Johnny Meanor
1925 Sulphur Springs Spartans East Texas League 11-35 -- none Team disbanded on June 7
1927 Marshall Indians Lone Star League 12-17 -- none team disbanded on May 22 after being voted out of league
Mexia Gushers Lone Star League 3rd none Lost League Finals replaced Jim Kendrick
1928 Paris Colts/Rustlers Lone Star League -- none -- replaced by Turkey Gross
1931 Longview Cannibals East Texas League 4-3 2nd none league disbanded on May 7
1933 Longview Cannibals Dixie League -- none -- replaced by Joe Cantrell

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