Born: November 8, 1901|
Died: May 6, 1982 (aged 80)|
|April 12, 1922, for the Philadelphia Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 13, 1937, for the Boston Bees|
|Runs batted in||108|
Frank Bernard "Beauty" McGowan (November 8, 1901 – May 6, 1982) was an American professional baseball player, an outfielder who appeared in 375 games over five widely dispersed seasons (1922–1923; 1928–1929; 1937) in Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Athletics, St. Louis Browns and Boston Bees. The native of Branford, Connecticut, threw right-handed, batted left-handed, stood 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) and weighed 190 pounds (86 kg).
McGowan spent the intervening seasons as a stalwart in minor league baseball. He played all or parts of 13 seasons in the top-level International League — largely with the minor league edition of the Baltimore Orioles, but also with the Newark Bears and Buffalo Bisons — and was a member of the inaugural class (1947) of the International League Hall of Fame. McGowan was a slugger in the minors, once hitting 37 home runs for the Orioles. In the Majors, his 316 hits included only six homers, although he hit 58 doubles and 16 triples.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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