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Samuel Thomas Bowen (born September 18, 1952 in Brunswick, Georgiamarker) is a former outfielder in Major League Baseball who played between 1977 and 1980 for the Boston Red Sox. He batted and threw right-handed. In a three-season career, Bowen posted a .136 batting average (3-for-22) with one home run, one RBI, three runs, and one stolen base in 16 games played.

Bowen never was able to fulfill the potential he showed at college. After a solid career at Valdosta State Universitymarker, he was drafted four times (Cleveland, Montreal, Atlanta, California) prior to signing with the Boston Red Sox in 1974. He spent three seasons in the Boston minor league system before earning a promotion to the Red Sox in 1977, after hitting .265 with 15 home runs and 49 RBI for Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox. He started 1978 in Triple-A and was recalled during the midseason to replace departed Bernie Carbo. After that, he led Pawtucket with 28 home runs and 75 RBI in 1979, and played his last professional season in 1980, while dividing his playing time between Pawtucket and Boston. Bowen was inducted into the VSU Hall of Fame in 1997.

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