Joseph Emil Bowman
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 190 lb.
- Debut April 18, 1932
- Final Game September 29, 1945
- Born June 17, 1910 in Kansas City, KS USA
- Died November 22, 1990 in Kansas City, MO USA
On May 24, 1935, Joe Bowman started the first night game in major league history, pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies against the Cincinnati Reds, pitching seven innings of 2 run ball and, naturally, losing 2-1. He pitched eleven seasons in the majors with the majority of his work coming as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1937 to 1941. In 298 games (184 starts), Joe was 77-96 with a 4.40 ERA in 1,465 2/3 innings.
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1936)
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1947||Leavenworth Braves||Western Association||50-88||8th||Boston Braves|
|1948||Charlotte Hornets||Tri-State League||72-74||5th||Washington Senators|
|1949||Great Falls Selectrics||Pioneer League||62-62||5th||none|
|1950||Great Falls Selectrics||Pioneer League||--||none||--||replaced by John Angelone on August 7|
|1951||York White Roses||Interstate League||16-30||--||none||--||replaced by Edmund Waleski (2-5) on June 8|