Mason Matthew Bowes
- Bats Right, Throws Left
- Height 6' 0", Weight 185 lb.
Pitcher Mason Bowes played seven seasons in the Philadelphia Athletics organization before his career was ended by an elbow injury. After baseball, he owned a liquor store.
Bowes debuted with the 1947 Martinsville A's, going 12-9 with a 4.43 ERA. In a repeat engagement for the club, he improved to 15-13, 3.25 in '48. He spent 1949-1952 with the Lincoln A's with records of 8-3, 4.21; 15-15, 3.32; 12-16, 4.76 and 2-12, 6.35. He was a Western League All-Star pitcher (joining Bob Mahoney, Octavio Rubert and John O'Donnell) in 1950, when he was among the WL leaders in ERA (5th), complete games (19, tied for second), losses (tied for second) and innings (247, second to Johnny Kucab). In '51, he tied for second with another 19 complete games (trailing only ElRoy Face) and was third in losses. He still was picked as an All-Star again, this time joining Face, Jack Shirley and Rafael Rivas.
Bowes ended up in 1953 with the Savannah Indians, where his record was 4-2, 4.13. Overall, he went 68-70 with a 4.17 ERA in 190 games in the minors.