Shawn Bowman

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Shawn Bowman
Shawn Bowman on August 24, 2012.jpg
Bowman batting for the New Orleans Zephyrs, Triple-A affiliates of the Miami Marlins, in 2012
Free agent
Third baseman
Born: (1984-12-09) December 9, 1984 (age 32)
New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Medal record
Men's Baseball
Representing  Canada
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 2011 Guadalajara National team
Baseball World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Nettuno National team

Shawn Douglas Bain Bowman (born December 9, 1984 in New Westminster, British Columbia) is a Canadian professional baseball player. A third-baseman. He bats and throws right-handed.

Early life[edit]

Bowman attended Dr. Charles Best Secondary School[citation needed] in Coquitlam, British Columbia and was the starting third-baseman for the Coquitlam Reds of the B.C. Premier Baseball League.[1] Bowman also played shortstop for Team Canada at the 2002 World Junior Baseball Championship, where he was named to the tournament All-Star Team after hitting 12 RBIs in 5 games.[2]

Bowman batting for the Binghamton Mets, Double-A affiliates of the New York Mets, in 2009

Professional career[edit]

Although Bowman was drafted by the Mets in the 12th round (357th overall) in the 2002 Major League Baseball draft, they failed to agree upon a contract in time for him to play during the 2002 season.[3] Bowman would begin his professional career during the 2003 season when he spent time with both the Kingsport Mets and the Brooklyn Cyclones. He went on to have a successful 2004 season playing for the Capital City Bombers where he hit .258, had 19 home runs and 69 RBIs in 116 games played.[4] However, he began to develop chronic back problems during the 2005 season[5] while playing for the St. Lucie Mets of the Florida State League, and was only healthy enough to play in 125 games from over the next three seasons.

A healthy Bowman returned to the St. Lucie lineup on June 17, 2008, and would go on to hit .340 over the next 26 games before earning a promotion to the AA Binghamton Mets.[citation needed] Although he began his Binghamton career with an 8-game hitting streak, he would only go on to hit .214 over his final 84 at-bats of the 2008 season.[6]

Although he was on Canada's roster for the 2009 World Baseball Classic, Bowman did not make an appearance during either of the team's games.[citation needed]

Bowman was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays on April 14, 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canada.com: Chillin' with Coquitlam's boys of summer Retrieved on July 12, 2009
  2. ^ SIRC.ca: Canada finishes fourth at World Junior Baseball Championships Retrieved on March 25, 2009
  3. ^ http://www.nyfuturestars.com/players.php?player=shawn_bowman.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Shawn Bowman Statistics". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved 2009-03-25. 
  5. ^ "Notes from Binghamton: The Shawn Bowman Story". MetsProspectus.com. Retrieved 2009-03-25. 
  6. ^ "3B Shawn Bowman". Mets Minor League Blog. Retrieved 2009-03-25. 

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