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Jack Rowe from the Chronology
Jul 23, 1890 - 1B Jake Raatz of Cleveland (PL) moves to Buffalo to replace SS Jack Rowe as captain. Rowe was one of the original owners of the franchise.
Jul 7, 1889 - Jim White and Jack Rowe finally agree to terms and sign players contracts with Pittsburgh. The two had been holding out hoping they could play for minor league Buffalo a team the pair bought in December. But the NL remained adamant with its threat of expulsion for all Buffalo players (and opponents) if White and Rowe were to play for the Bisons so the veterans gave in. Management of Buffalo is turned over to Jim's brother Will White.
Dec 17, 1888 - Former Detroit players Deacon White and Jack Rowe purchase a controlling interest in the minor league Buffalo club. Though their reserve rights have been sold to Pittsburgh both men announce plans to play in Buffalo next year.
Jun 12, 1886 - At Recreation Park‚ Detroit sets a new ML record by hitting 7 HRs in one game‚ a record that will finally be broken by the Yankees on June 28‚ 1939. St. Louis P Charley Sweeney allows serves up all seven homers, another major league record, while allowing 21 hits. Sweeney is knocked out of the box in the 3rd but St. Louis has no one to pitch so he is forced to stay in the game and take the punishment.Detroit gets 2 homers each from Jack Rowe and Sam Thompson‚ and homers by Bennett‚ Brouthers‚ and Sam Crane. Jerry Denny connects for St. Louis as his team loses‚ 14-7.
Sep 19, 1885 - Buffalo's "Big Four" (Dan Brouthers Hardy Richardson Jack Rowe and Deacon White) are to play for Detroit today but NL prexy Young orders umpire Bob Ferguson to forfeit the game to New York. Detroit withdraws the players and they are forced to play out the season with Buffalo.
Aug 25, 1883 - Chicago outlasts Buffalo 18-14 as both clubs get 20 hits. Chicago's Abner Dalyrumple and Buffalo's Jack Rowe go 5-for-6 and Rowe hits for the cycle.
Sep 8, 1881 - Jack Rowe is 4-for-4 to help Buffalo beat Chicago 10-1 in the opener of the final series between the two leaders. Chicago will win tomorrow to take a 6 1/2 game lead with 13 to play.
Aug 16, 1881 - For Buffalo Blondie Purcell is 4-for-4 and Jack Rowe hits a pair of 2-run triples. But Chicago gets home runs from Gore and Burns and beats the Bisons 13-9.