|Death: ||1954, USA|
Varsity baseball, 1889, 1890 and1891
Major league baseball player, 1890-1891
Deputy Attorney General for the State of New York
Sumner Sallade Bowman was born in Millersburg, Pennsylvania on February 9, 1867. Before enrolling in the University of Pennsylvania Law School, he earned his B.S. degree from Dickinson College. He received his L.L.B. degree from Penn in 1891. During his law school years, Bowman was a pitcher for Penn's University team of 1889, 1890 and 1891. He is remembered as one of the best pitchers the University of Pennsylvania has ever had.
On June 11, 1890, while a law student, Bowman debuted for the Philadelphia Phillies. A pitcher and outfielder, he played professional baseball through the 1891 season, not just for the Philadelphia Phillies, but also for the Pittsburgh Alleghenies and the Philadelphia Athletics.
Bowman's baseball career ended the fall after his law school graduation. He went on to practice law for seventeen years in New York City, also serving as a Deputy Attorney General for the state of New York for four years. During World War I, he served in the Judge Advocate General's Department.
In its early years, the game of baseball was purely amateur, with no paid players. Because the Cincinnati Red Stockings became the first salaried team in 1869, they are considered the first professional team. Two years later the National Association of Professional Baseball Players was established as the first professional baseball league. The National League became the first major league in 1876.
Penn baseball can be traced to at least the Civil War, the first Baseball Club at the University dating to 1865. Penn students organized their first all-University team in 1867, and played their first intercollegiate baseball game in 1874.
Professional ball players who attended the University of Pennsylvania, either before or after their baseball careers, are listed here. They are arranged chronologically by the year of their professional Major League debut.
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SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF PENNTSYLVANIA, ARCHIVES.
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Record added: Jan 12, 2010
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