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Sam Bowens

Samuel Edward Bowens

Position: Rightfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 188 lb.

Born: March 23, 1938 in Wilmington, NC
High School: Williston HS (Wilmington, NC)
School: Tennessee State University (Nashville, TN)
Signed
by the Baltimore Orioles as an amateur free agent in 1960. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 7, 1963 (Age 25.168)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1964 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Orioles/Senators 1963-1969

Final Game: July 26, 1969 (Age 31.125)
Died: March 28, 2003 in Wilmington, NC
Buried: Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Wilmington, NC
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1963 25 BAL AL 15 52 48 8 16 3 1 1 9 1 1 4 5 .333 .385 .500 .885 151 24 0 0 0 0 1 9
1964 26 BAL AL 139 553 501 58 132 25 2 22 71 4 3 42 99 .263 .323 .453 .776 114 227 14 4 2 4 1 *97
1965 27 BAL AL 84 222 203 16 33 4 1 7 20 7 1 10 41 .163 .199 .296 .495 38 60 10 0 6 3 0 97
1966 28 BAL AL 89 269 243 26 51 9 1 6 20 9 3 17 52 .210 .275 .329 .605 74 80 8 5 4 0 2 97/8
1967 29 BAL AL 62 132 120 13 22 2 1 5 12 3 4 11 43 .183 .258 .342 .599 76 41 0 1 0 0 0 79
1968 30 WSA AL 57 127 115 14 22 4 0 4 7 0 0 11 39 .191 .262 .330 .592 82 38 0 0 1 0 0 97/8
1969 31 WSA AL 33 64 57 6 11 1 0 0 4 1 1 5 14 .193 .258 .211 .469 36 12 1 0 1 0 0 9/78
7 Yrs 479 1419 1287 141 287 48 6 45 143 25 13 100 293 .223 .283 .375 .657 86 482 33 10 14 7 4
162 Game Avg. 162 480 435 48 97 16 2 15 48 8 4 34 99 .223 .283 .375 .657 86 163 11 3 5 2 1
BAL (5 yrs) 389 1228 1115 121 254 43 6 41 132 24 12 84 240 .228 .286 .387 .674 89 432 32 10 12 7 4
WSA (2 yrs) 90 191 172 20 33 5 0 4 11 1 1 16 53 .192 .261 .291 .551 66 50 1 0 2 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1963 25 BAL AL 15 52 4 -1 0 -4 -1 -1 -0.1 2 0 0.0 .492 .499 0.5 -0.5 4 9
1964 26 BAL AL 139 553 11 1 -1 4 -7 8 0.6 17 25 2.3 .507 .506 2.2 -0.6 21 *97
1965 27 BAL AL 84 222 -17 1 -0 5 -3 -15 -1.8 7 -8 -1.1 .479 .489 -1.6 0.2 -13 97
1966 28 BAL AL 89 269 -10 2 -1 1 -4 -11 -1.4 9 -2 -0.5 .485 .492 -0.6 -0.4 -4 97/8
1967 29 BAL AL 62 132 -3 -1 0 1 -2 -5 -0.6 4 -0 -0.2 .491 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -2 $14,000 79
1968 30 WSA AL 57 127 -3 -0 0 -1 -1 -5 -0.7 4 -1 -0.3 .488 .496 -0.1 -0.4 0 $15,000 97/8
1969 31 WSA AL 33 64 -4 0 0 1 -1 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .487 .497 -0.3 0.0 -3 9/78
7 Seasons 479 1419 -22 2 -2 7 -18 -33 -4.5 45 12 0.0 .492 .497 -0.3 -1.7 5 $29,000
BAL (5 yrs) 389 1228 -15 2 -2 7 -16 -24 -3.3 38 15 0.5 .493 .497 0.2 -1.4 8 $14,000
WSA (2 yrs) 90 191 -7 0 0 0 -2 -9 -1.2 7 -2 -0.5 .488 .496 -0.4 -0.4 -2 $15,000

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1963 BAL AL 25 OF 13 13 11 107.2 21 20 0 1 0 .952 -4 -46 1.67 1.54 .981 2.16 2.16
1963 BAL AL 25 RF 13 13 11 107.2 22 21 0 1 0 .955 -4 -46 1.76 1.62 .980 2.01 2.01
1964 BAL AL 26 OF 135 132 104 1166.1 262 249 8 5 1 .981 4 4 1.98 1.90 .980 2.04 2.03
1964 BAL AL 26 RF 121 116 92 1008.1 216 203 8 5 1 .977 -1 -1 1.88 1.74 .984 1.88 1.87
1964 BAL AL 26 LF 32 16 12 158.0 42 42 0 0 0 1.000 5 36 2.39 1.31 .975 1.81 1.80
1965 BAL AL 27 OF 68 53 49 496.2 113 108 3 2 1 .982 5 12 2.01 1.63 .978 2.04 2.03
1965 BAL AL 27 RF 58 44 41 406.2 93 88 3 2 1 .978 4 11 2.01 1.57 .978 1.85 1.84
1965 BAL AL 27 LF 11 9 8 90.0 20 20 0 0 0 1.000 1 17 2.00 1.82 .979 1.87 1.86
1966 BAL AL 28 OF 68 56 45 545.0 126 114 7 5 2 .960 1 3 2.00 1.78 .982 2.10 2.10
1966 BAL AL 28 RF 41 28 27 271.1 64 57 3 4 1 .938 0 2 1.99 1.46 .979 1.94 1.94
1966 BAL AL 28 LF 32 24 17 245.2 50 47 2 1 0 .980 1 5 1.80 1.53 .980 1.83 1.82
1966 BAL AL 28 CF 4 4 1 28.0 10 8 2 0 1 1.000 -0 -9 3.21 2.50 .986 2.51 2.52
1967 BAL AL 29 OF 32 26 22 237.0 44 41 2 1 0 .977 1 7 1.63 1.34 .980 2.05 2.06
1967 BAL AL 29 LF 16 11 8 106.1 24 21 2 1 0 .958 2 21 1.95 1.44 .976 1.87 1.87
1967 BAL AL 29 RF 16 15 14 130.2 22 22 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -5 1.52 1.38 .981 1.82 1.82
1968 WSA AL 30 OF 27 20 19 197.1 46 42 2 2 0 .957 -1 -8 2.01 1.63 .981 2.08 2.07
1968 WSA AL 30 RF 14 11 11 107.2 21 20 0 1 0 .952 -1 -9 1.67 1.43 .977 1.88 1.87
1968 WSA AL 30 LF 11 6 6 65.2 17 15 1 1 0 .941 -1 -15 2.19 1.45 .978 1.85 1.84
1968 WSA AL 30 CF 3 3 2 24.0 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 0 15 2.25 2.00 .987 2.51 2.53
1969 WSA AL 31 OF 30 13 9 148.0 34 32 1 1 0 .971 1 11 2.01 1.10 .978 2.13 2.13
1969 WSA AL 31 RF 22 9 7 113.0 22 20 1 1 0 .955 1 8 1.67 0.95 .974 1.91 1.91
1969 WSA AL 31 LF 6 2 1 19.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 0 32 2.37 0.83 .978 1.99 1.98
1969 WSA AL 31 CF 3 2 1 16.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.81 1.67 .982 2.48 2.50
7 Seasons OF 373 313 259 2898.0 646 606 23 17 4 .974 7 3 1.95 1.69 .980 2.06 2.06
7 Seasons RF 285 236 203 2145.1 460 431 15 14 3 .970 -2 -1 1.87 1.56 .981 1.89 1.88
6 Seasons LF 108 68 52 684.2 158 150 5 3 0 .981 9 15 2.04 1.44 .978 1.84 1.84
3 Seasons CF 10 9 4 68.0 21 18 3 0 1 1.000 0 2 2.78 2.10 .985 2.50 2.52
7 Seasons TOT 373 313 259 2898.0 646 606 23 17 4 .974 7 3 1.95 1.69 .980 2.06 2.06
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1966 AL  5 (10th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1964 AL  121 (5th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1964 AL  8 (5th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1964 AL  5 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1964 AL  1 (5th)
1965 AL  1 (4th)
1966 AL  1 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1964 AL  5 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1965 AL  4 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
1964 AL  1.88 (5th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2613), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (609th), 0.0 career WAR/0.0 7yr-peak WAR/0.0 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1967 29 Baltimore Orioles $14,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1968 30 Washington Senators $15,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$29,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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