Mike Mowrey

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Harry Harlan Mowrey

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"Mike Mowrey, of the Cardinals, doesn't get all the credit he deserves as a third baseman. If he isn't in the charmed circle of the crackerjacks, he isn't so far enough outside that you could notice it." - Sporting Life of June 15, 1912

". . . in Mike Mowrey the Brooklyn team the past season had the best fielding third baseman in the National League. . . And while he did not boast of any .300 batting average he was a corking good timely hitter, especially in the early part of the season." - Sporting Life of November 25, 1916

Harry "Mike" Mowrey played 13 seasons in the majors. Not usually a particularly strong hitter, he earned his keep as a third baseman. He played in the National League except for one year in the Federal League.

In 1906 he might have won a regular job earlier but for the Cincinnati Reds' third baseman, Jim Delahanty, who hit well that year. However, Delahanty, who moved around a lot during his career from position to position and from team to team, was gone the following season, and Mowrey became the regular in 1907.

Mowrey's minor league career started in 1903 and ended in 1923. He also managed a number of years in the minors, sometimes as a player-manager.

Sporting Life of May 22, 1909 reported that Mowrey had been "laid off without pay" by the Reds for insubordination. He was later traded (in August) to the St. Louis Cardinals.

In July 1912 Mowrey was suspended by the Cardinals for "indifferent play". In spite of that he ended up playing 114 games that season and was in 132 the next with the Cardinals. Wally Smith, his replacement at third in 1912, hit about the same as Mowrey did, and spent 1913 in the minors.

Sporting Life of July 15, 1911 featured his photo and biography on p. 1., calling him "the clever young third baseman" and referring to him as "Henry H. Mowrey".

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