Rowell, an Alabaman, hit .305 as a rookie for the 1940'Uh)''Braves. He made three
errors at second base in one inning in 1941, a year in which he led ML second basemen
with 40 miscues.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 30, 1946: In a play that anticipates a scene in The Natural by Brooklyn-native Bernard Malamud, the Braves' Bama Rowell smashes a double in the 7-run 2nd inning of the second game of a doubleheader at Ebbets Field. The ball shatters the Bulova clock high atop the right-field scoreboard at 4:25 P.M., showering glass down on the Dodgers' RF Dixie Walker. An hour later the clock stops. The Braves win 10–8 after being shut out 5–0 by Kirby Higbe in the opener.
»June 29, 1950:
At Milwaukee (AA), Minneapolis OF Bama Rowell lofts a 4th inning fly ball to right. As RF Bob Jaderlund awaits, two nighthawks dart in and peck the ball, altering the flight. CF Bob Addis also misses the ball, and Rowell ends up with a double, then scoring what will be in the winning run as the Brewers win, 5–4 (as noted by historian Bob O'Neal).