Bob Bowman, American baseball player, Died at 86


Robert Leroy Bowman was born on May 10, 1930, and died on January 27, 2017.

He was a professional baseball player.

He played all or part of five seasons in Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1955 to 1959, primarily as a right fielder and pinch-hitter, but later as a pitcher as well.

He was listed at 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) and 195 lb (88 kg).

Bob batted and threw right-handed.

He played as an outfielder for the Phillies from 1955 to 1958.

He holds two major league records with the highest batting average in 1958 and most pitching appearances as a position player with six appearances in 1959.

He died in San Jose, California.