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Jack Rowe

Born: Dec 8, 1856

Death: Apr 25, 1911

Birthplace: Hamburg

Profession: Baseball player

Nationality: United States

Jack Rowe

Date of Birth : Dec 8, 1856
Date of Death : Apr 25, 1911
Birth Place : Hamburg

John Charles "Jack" Rowe was an American professional baseball player, manager and team owner from 1877 to 1898. He played 12 years in Major League Baseball, as a shortstop, catcher, and outfielder, for four major league clubs. His longest stretches were in the National League with the Buffalo Bisons and Detroit Wolverines. He was also a player-manager and part owner of the Buffalo Bisons of the Players' League in 1890, and the manager of the Buffalo Bisons from 1896 to 1898. Rowe appeared in 1,044 major league games, compiled a .286 batting average and .392 slugging percentage, and totaled 764 runs scored, 1,256 hits, 202 doubles, 88 triples, 28 home runs, and 644 RBIs. From 1881 to 1888, he was part of the "Big Four," a group of renowned batters who played together in Buffalo and Detroit and led Detroit to the National League pennant and 1887 World Series championship.


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