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The John Bowker Era is Over

Jan 10, 2012, 4:02 PM EDT

The John Bowker era in Philadelphia is over. The Phillies have released Bowker to allow him to pursue career options in Japan. Bowker appeared in 12 games for the Phillies in 2011, getting 13 plate appearances and getting on base exactly zero times with seven strikeouts taboot.
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The John Bowker era in Philadelphia is over. The Phillies have released the forgotten Phillie to allow him to pursue career options in Japan. Bowker appeared in 12 games for the Phillies in 2011, getting 13 plate appearances and getting on base exactly zero times with seven strikeouts taboot.

As you can see from the above photo, he also seems to have played right field at some point in the season. Not successfully, it appears. Who knew.

Phillies beat writer David Hale puts his career in perspective, “Bowker’s 13 plate appearances without a hit or a walk are the sixth most by any player in team history. Here’s the list…

CAPTION: Sep 22, 2011; Philadelphia, PA,
USA; Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley (26) and right
fielder John Bowker (16) both fail to catch a pop up during the third
inning against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory
Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE