Friday, January 27, 2017

Happy # 70 to John Lowenstein

We say happy # 70 to John Lowenstein, one of the most popular players in the Orioles teams that played in the 1979 and 1983 World Series.   He was not a superstar, like Eddie Murray, Jim Palmer or Cal Ripken, but he was a huge factor in the Orioles' winning ways.

John came to Baltimore just before the 1979 season.   He platooned in left field with Gary Roenicke.   His numbers were great, specially in 1982 when he hit .320 with 24 HR and 66 RBI in 122 games.   In 1983, or the year that Baltimore won the World Series, John hit .291 with 15 HR.

In the post season, John hit .308 in 10 games.   He also hit the 3-run homer to beat the Angels in extra innings of game 1 of the 1979 ALCS.

He was a real fan favorite.   I hope that he's doing well.   Thanks for the memories!





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