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Grover Lowermilk
GroverLowdermilk
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1885
Date of Death: 1968
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Occupation: Professional Baseball Player
Sports Team: St. Louis Cardinals (1909-1911),
Chicago Cubs (1912),
St. Louis Browns (1915[start]), 1917-1919[start]),
Detroit Tigers (1915[end]-1916[start]),
Cleveland Indians (1916[end]) and Chicago White Sox (1919[end]-1920
Turtledove Appearances:
"Batboy"
Set in OTL
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Grover Cleveland "Slim" Lowdermilk (January 15, 1885 - March 31, 1968) was a professional baseball pitcher, with a career that spanned several years, including nine years with the majors (1909-1918), and a successful career with the minors before and after.

Lowdermilk started the 1915 season for the Browns, but was traded to the Detroit Tigers before the end of the season. He served a brief stint with the Cleveland Indians in 1916 before heading back to the to the Browns from 1917 to the middle of 1919. His career ended with the Chicago White Sox, where he pitched one inning in the 1919 World Series. During his career, he played with and against several more legendary players.

Lowdermilk stood 6'4".

Grover Lowdermilk in "Batboy"Edit

Grover Lowdermilk was playing for the St. Louis Browns[1] when Zoltan Nagy was briefly the team's batboy. He pitched five innings on September 9 against the New York Yankees when he was pulled and Rip was allowed to pitch in his place.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. While the story does not state its chronology, Lowdermilk's presence, coupled with that of Sam Crawford's, suggests it's 1917.
  2. See, e.g., Departures, pg. 149.

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