John Sowders

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John Sowders

  • Bats Right, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 0"

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Biographical Information[edit]

John Sowders managed to play for three different major leagues in three seasons. Primarily a pitcher, he went 19-16 in the 1890 Players League.

He was the brother of Bill Sowders and Len Sowders.

It was reported that during the off-season of 1888-89 he was "cutting up meat and fish"; the paper referred to him as "Little John. It was also reported in 1896 that he had been engaged to manage Centralia.

Sporting Life' went through a period, mainly in 1891, when they called him Johnny a lot.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1890)
  • 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1890)

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