Brent Raymond Bowers
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 200 lb.
- High School St. Laurence High School
- Debut August 16, 1996
- Final Game September 29, 1996
- Born May 2, 1971 in Oak Lawn, IL USA
Brent Bowers hit .308 in 21 games with the 1996 Baltimore Orioles. In the minors, he stole 36 bases in 1993 in Double A and had 11 triples the next year, also in AA with the Toronto Blue Jays organization. Moving to the Baltimore organization in 1996, he hit over .300 at all three of his stops, with Bowie, Rochester, and with the parent club. In 1997, having moved to the Philadelphia Phillies organization, he was about to be recalled to the big leagues to replace RF Danny Tartabull, who had suffered a season-ending foot injury, but he tore his hamstring that day and never got the call. He came back to the Blue Jays organization in 1998, played for the 1999 Hyundai Unicorns and was in the Cincinnati Reds organization in 2000.
He was the manager of the Windy City ThunderBolts of the Frontier League in 2005 and 2006. He became manager of the Edmonton Capitals in the Golden Baseball League in 2009, but in 2010 he was suspended for two games by the league after lashing out a homophobic tirade against umpire Billy Van Raaphorst after being ejected from a game on July 31st. Van Raaphorst's colleagues rallied around him after the initial suspension was announced, eventually forcing the league to extend the suspension to the remainder of the season. Bowers chose to resign on August 7th. He was replaced by hitting coach Gordon Gerlach.
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|2005||Windy City ThunderBolts||Frontier League||39-57||11th||Independent Leagues|
|2006||Windy City ThunderBolts||Frontier League||41-54||8th||Independent Leagues|
|2009||Edmonton Capitals||Golden Baseball League||44-38||3rd||Independent Leagues||Lost in 1st round|
|2010||Edmonton Capitals||Golden Baseball League||--||Independent Leagues||Replaced by Gordon Gerlach on August 1|