Alvah Edson Bowman
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 190 lb.
- Debut May 19, 1914
- Final Game June 23, 1915
- Born January 25, 1893 in Greenup, IL USA
- Died October 11, 1979 in Longview, TX USA
Abe Bowman compiled a 215-174 record with a 3.61 ERA in 516 minor league games between 1912 and 1933.
Bowman managed the 1924 Sulphur Springs Saints and 1925 Sulphur Springs Spartans in the East Texas League. He also skippered the Marshall Indians and Mexia Gushers in 1927 and the Paris Colts in 1928 in the Lone Star League. After retiring for 1929-1932, Bowman returned as player/manager of the 1933 Longview Cannibals.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1924||Sulphur Springs Saints||East Texas League||6th||none||replaced Johnny Meanor|
|1925||Sulphur Springs Spartans||East Texas League||11-35||--||none||Team disbanded on June 7|
|1927||Marshall Indians||Lone Star League||12-17||--||none||team disbanded on May 22 after being voted out of league|
|Mexia Gushers||Lone Star League||3rd||none||Lost League Finals||replaced Jim Kendrick|
|1928||Paris Colts/Rustlers||Lone Star League||--||none||--||replaced by Turkey Gross|
|1931||Longview Cannibals||East Texas League||4-3||2nd||none||league disbanded on May 7|
|1933||Longview Cannibals||Dixie League||--||none||--||replaced by Joe Cantrell|