Saturday, January 11, 2014

Happy Baseball Birthday.....Schoolboy Rowe

Today we celebrate the Happy Baseball Birthday of former big league pitcher Schoolboy Rowe.

Lynwood "Schoolboy" Rowe was born in Waco, Texas, on January 11, 1910.

I always feel bad that Schoolboy Rowe seems to get forgotten in Tigers history, myself included.

On April 15, 1933, Schoolboy made his big league debut at age 23 with Detroit,  a spectacular six hit, 3-0 shutout over the Chicago White Sox at Navin Field.

Rowe had a good rookie season, a 7-4 record, 3.58 era, in 19 total games for the Tigers.

1934, Schoolboy's second season, was his finest in baseball, producing a 24-8, 3.45 era for the American League Champion Tigers.

In the 1934 World Series, Rowe had a 1-1 record, 2.95 era, as Detroit lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in 7 games.

Row pitched  for the Tigers through the 1941 baseball season,  and part of 1942, compiling a 105-62 record, with a 4.01 era in ten years.

Row went on to pitch for the Brooklyn Dodgers in part of 1942,  and then finished up with the Philadelphia Phiilies, in 1943, 46-49.

Schoolboy Row finished his 15 year big league career with a W/L of 158-101 and a 3.87 era.

Lynwood "Schoolboy" Rowe died of a heart attack at the age of just 50, on January 8, 1961, in El Dorado, Arkansas.

Today we say a Happy Birthday to the "Schoolboy," a Detroit Tiger forever. 

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