Frank Eugene Bowerman
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 190 lb.
- School University of Michigan
- Debut August 24, 1895
- Final Game July 13, 1909
- Born December 5, 1868 in Romeo, MI USA
- Died November 30, 1948 in Romeo, MI USA
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.
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