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Larry Bowa #10

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Full Name:
Larry Bowa
Uniform #:
10

Managerial and Coaching Career
● Named Phillies bench coach and infield instructor on 10/8/13, his second stint as a coach with the club; was previously the third base coach, 1988-96

● Also was third base coach for the Angels (1997-99), Mariners (2000), Yankees (2006-07) and Dodgers
(2008-10)

● Coached on six teams that went to the playoffs (1993 PHI, 2000 SEA, 2006-07 NYY, 2008-09 LAD)

● Spent four years as manager of the Phillies (2001-04) and one-plus years for the Padres (1987-88)

● Named 2001 NL Manager of the Year by the Baseball Writers Association of America, The Sporting News, USA Today Baseball Weekly and ESPN the Magazine, after managing the Phillies to their first winning season since 1993

● Managed the Las Vegas Stars (SD's Triple-A affiliate) to the Pacific Coast League championship in 1986

● Served as bench coach for Team USA in the 2013 World Baseball Classic

Playing Career
● Five-time NL All-Star (3 starts)

● Two-time Gold Glove Award winner

● Finished with a .980 fielding percentage

● Played 2,222 career games at shortstop and five at second base

● Twelve-year Phillies career ended 1/27/82, when traded to CHI with Ryne Sandberg for Ivan DeJesus

● Played in one Division Series, four LCS and one World Series with the Phillies and one LCS with CHI

● Holds World Series record starting seven double plays in 1980

● Ranks second in NL history in most games played at SS (2,222), trailing only Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith (2,511), and 6th in MLB history behind Omar Vizquel (2,709), Luis Aparicio (2,583), Derek Jeter (2,544), Smith and Cal Ripken Jr. (2,302)

● Ranks second in NL history in highest fielding % (.980) by a SS (min. 1,000 games), behind Jimmy Rollins (.983), and sixth in MLB history trailing Omar Vizquel (.985), Rollins, J.J. Hardy (.982), Mike Bordick (.982) and Cesar Izturis (.981)

● Led the NL in fielding six times: 1971-72, 1976, 1978-79, 1983

● Finished third in MVP voting in 1978, behind Dave Parker and Steve Garvey

Personal
Lawrence Robert Bowa… Has one daughter, Victoria (Tori) Ashley (7/20/83)… 1963 graduate of McClatchy High School (Sacramento, CA), where he lettered in baseball and basketball… Attended Sacramento City College… Spent one winter working in the Phillies ticket office… Was an active member of the Phillies Speakers Bureau… Honorary Chairman of Christmas Seals Drive (1973)… Member of Phillies basketball team which participated in fund-raising games during the mid-1970s… One of many players who worked with Garry Maddox in fund-raising events for the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic… Has been a permanent resident of the Philadelphia area since 1976… Has written two books: Bleep: Larry Bowa Manages (1988) and I Still Hate to Lose (2004)… Was inducted into the South Atlantic League Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame in 2009… Spent the 2005 season as a studio analyst for ESPN's Baseball Tonight and co-host for Sirius/XM Radio and worked the last three years (2011-13) as a studio analyst for MLB Network.

 

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