Frank Bowerman

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Frank Eugene Bowerman

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Biographical Information[edit]

Bowerman in 1903

Frank Bowerman had a long playing career in the majors, mostly as a catcher. He was first John McGraw's teammate and later was managed by him for many years.

Bowerman, who often caught Christy Mathewson, claimed to have discovered him at a time when Mathewson was with the Cincinnati Reds and not impressing. Bowerman said that he happened to play catch with him before a game, and recommended him to the Giants. The story has been questioned, however. Bowerman did catch one of Mathewson's no-hitters.

In 1893 he played on a top amateur team that won a so-called world championship.

He was player-manager for the Boston Doves in 1909.

Notable Achievements[edit]

Preceded by
Joe Kelley
Boston Doves Manager
Succeeded by
Harry Smith

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