Ted Bowsfield

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Edward Oliver Bowsfield

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Canadian-born left-hander Ted Bowsfield was referred to as "that fella that throws them ground balls" by Casey Stengel after he beat the New York Yankees three straight times in 1958. Ted had first come up with the Boston Red Sox from the Minneapolis Millers that year, and three of his four wins came against the Yankees.

He was back in the American Association for most of the 1959 season before being traded to the Cleveland Indians in 1960. He went to the expansion Los Angeles Angels in 1961 and had his finest year in the majors with a 11-8 record. He finished out his years in the American League working out of the Kansas City Athletics bullpen in 1963 and 1964 with a 37-39 mark.

Ted then returned to the Los Angeles Angels organization in public relations before becoming the team's traveling secretary. He later became the stadium director of Anaheim Stadium.

He took the same position at the Seattle Kingdome upon its opening in 1976 and held that job until moving on down the road as stadium manager of the newly-constructed Tacoma Dome in the mid-1980s.

Bowsfield, who also worked in a consulting position in the development of the Yakima SunDome in Yakima, WA, now resides in Nipomo, CA.


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