|Bob Bowman signed|
1958 Picture Pack card
This week I'm taking a look back at a nice success from 2010. Bob Bowman was an outfielder for the Phillies from 1955-1959, collecting 159 hits, 17 home runs and 54 RBIs...and he has one of the neatest signatures I've come across...
I didn't know too much about Mr. Bowman's career when I decided to write him, but after doing a quick scan of his stats noticed a few interesting parts of his career: he was a lifetime Phillie, and finished his career as a part-time pitcher. It is always important to know a little about a guy's career before sending a TTM request - and over the years, this type of research has taught me a lot about Phillies history.
I sent Mr. Bowman a card from the 1958 Phillies Picture Pack along with a few questions related to what I had learned about his career. Here was my favorite question/answer from the exchange:
Question: Which park was your favorite to play in? Why?
Answer: Connie Mack Stadium - The fans. They were tough, but fair.