Larry Bowa, currently the bench coach for the Philadelphia Phillies, was influenced in the sport at an early age by his father, Paul Bowa, who was a former professional baseball player and manager of a Triple-A team in the Cardinals organization.
Larry didn’t make his high school’s baseball team because he was told he was too small; but he wound up playing for Sacramento City College and from there he went on to play 16 seasons in the major leagues.
Bowa wound up winning two Gold Gloves, made the All-Star team four times, and was a member of a World Series championship with the Phillies.
Bowa said he was encouraged by his father to continue to play baseball even after not making his high school team.
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