December 6, 1882|
Elora, Ontario, Canada
|Died: July 30, 1955
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|May 27, 1911, for the St. Louis Browns|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 22, 1911, for the St. Louis Browns|
|Runs batted in||11|
David Rowan (born David Drohan, December 6, 1882 – July 30, 1955) was a Major League Baseball first baseman who played for the St. Louis Browns in 1911. A native of Elora, Ontario, Canada, the 28-year-old rookie stood 5'11" and weighed 175 lbs.
Rowan spent about a month with St. Louis, playing in his first game May 27 and his last on June 22. He appeared in 18 games and hit .385 (25-for-65) with 11 runs batted in and 7 runs scored. He drew 4 walks which pushed his on-base percentage up to .420. At first base he handled 172 out of 182 total chances successfully for a fielding percentage of .945, which was well below the league average at the time.
Rowan died at the age of 72 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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