Monday, December 14, 2009

#27 Ted Bowsfield

1961 Topps

Edward Oliver Bowsfield
Bats: Right , Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1" , Weight: 190 lb.
Born: January 10, 1935 in Vernon, BC, CAN

Drafted by the Los Angeles Angels from the Cleveland Indians in the 1960 expansion draft (after draft's completion, original draft selection Bob Wilson chose retirement) on November 26, 1962.

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Entered game in the 8th in relief of Ron Kline at New York on April 20, 1961. Gave up no runs on 1 hit in 1 inning pitched.
Later Sent by the Los Angeles Angels to the Kansas City Athletics to complete an earlier deal made on July 21, 1962. The Los Angeles Angels sent a player to be named later and $35,000 to the Kansas City Athletics for Dan Osinski on November 26, 1962.

Went 20-16 in 46 starts with a 4.04 ERA.

Canadian born left-hander Ted Bowsfield was refered to as "that fella that throws them ground balls" by Casey Stengel after he beat the Yankees three straight times in 1958. Ted had first come up with the Boston Red Sox from the Minneapolis Millers that year, and three of his four wins came against the Yankees.
He was back in the American Association for most of the 1959 season before being traded to the Cleveland Indians in 1960. He went to the expansion Los Angeles Angels in 1961 and had his finest year in the majors with a 11-8 record. He finished out his years in the American League working out of the Kansas City Athletics bullpen in 1963 and 1964 with a 37-39 mark.
Ted then returned to the Los Angeles Angels organization in public relations before becoming the team's traveling secretary. He later became the stadium director of Anaheim Stadium.
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