Dowd came up as a second baseman, but spent the heart of his career as the right
fielder for the 1893-95 St. Louis Perfectos (NL). He managed St. Louis for the last
62 games of 1896, and was fired after a 6-25 start in 1897. He was dealt to the Phillies
a few days later, only to be reacquired by St. Louis for the following season.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»July 8th, 1896: St. Louis suffers its 14th straight loss, the longest losing streak of the season. Roger Connor is fired and replaced as player-manager by Tommy Dowd, who becomes the 5th St. Louis manager of the season.