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Brent Raymond Bowers

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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.

[edit] Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
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

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