Monday, September 26, 2016

DEDICATED ROOKIE- 1970 LARRY BOWA

Here’s a “Dedicated Rookie” for Philadelphia Phillies great Larry Bowa, who was about to make a name for himself over the next 16 years as a player before moving on to coaching and managing:


The future five-time all-star and two-time Gold Glove winner would make a great addition to guys like Greg Luzinski, Garry Maddox and Mike Schmidt, helping the organization become a powerhouse in their division later in the decade.
Bowa would make an immediate impact, finishing third in National League Rookie of the Year voting, and if it wasn’t for a guy named Dave Concepcion of the “Big Red Machine” Cincinnati Reds, would have been the perennial N.L. Short Stop in the all-star game between 1974 and 1980.
Nevertheless, Bowa wrapped up his solid career with a half season playing for the New York Mets in 1985 after three and a half years with the Chicago Cubs, playing his entire career in the National league East, and finishing with 2191 hits, a .260 average, 318 stolen bases and just under 1000 runs scored with 987.

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  2. Of the 25 players on the Phillies' 1980 post-season roster, Bowa was the first to arrive (1970).

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