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Jack Rowe

Born: December 8, 1856(1856-12-08)
Hamburg, Pennsylvania
Died: April 25, 1911 (aged 55)
St. Louis, Missouri
Batted: Left Threw: Right 
MLB debut
September 6, 1879 for the Buffalo Bisons (NL)
Last MLB appearance
October 4, 1890 for the Buffalo Bisons (PL)
Career statistics
Batting average     .286
Hits     1,256
Runs     764
Career highlights and awards

John Charles "Jack" Rowe (December 8, 1856 in Hamburg, Pennsylvania ‚Äď April 25, 1911 in St. Louis, Missouri) was a baseball player for the Buffalo Bisons of the National League (1879-1885), Detroit Wolverines (1886-1888), Pittsburgh Alleghenys (1889), and the Buffalo Bisons of the Players League (1890). His brother, Dave Rowe, also played and managed in the Majors.[1]

Rowe began his career as a catcher, but switched to primarily a shortstop in 1885.

He hit for the cycle on August 21, 1886.

Jack suffered a nervous breakdown[2] and died at the age of 54. He was laid to rest at Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Baseball Reference player page
  2. ^ The Dead Ball Era
  3. ^ Baseball Almanac

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