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Alfred Edward (Al) Cowens, Jr. (October 25, 1951 - March 11, 2002) was a right fielder in Major League Baseball. From 1974 through 1986, Cowens played for the Kansas City Royals (1974-79), California Angels (1980), Detroit Tigers (1980-81) and Seattle Mariners (1982-86). He batted and threw right handed. Jump to: navigation, search October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 67 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 11 March is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (71st in Leap year). ... Jump to: navigation, search 2002(MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The position of the right fielder A right fielder, abbreviated RF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in right field (e. ... Jump to: navigation, search MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 16 - The Baseball Writers Association of America elects former New York Yankees teammates Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford to the Hall of Fame. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Willie McCovey is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, and becomes the 16th player elected in his first year of eligibility. ... The Kansas City Royals are a Major League Baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. ... For the Pacific Coast League franchise see: Los Angeles Angels (PCL). ... Jump to: navigation, search The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Seattle Mariners are a Major League Baseball team based in Seattle, Washington. ...


A native of Los Angeles, California, Cowens was a product of the Kansas City Royals farm system. He made his major league debut with the Royals in 1974 and played for them through 1979. His most productive season came in 1977, when he batted .312 with 23 home runs and 112 RBI, earned a Gold Glove, and finished second to Rod Carew in balloting for the American League MVP Award. Jump to: navigation, search The City of Los Angeles (from Spanish; Los Ángeles, ) (full form: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río de Porciúncula, English: The Village of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of the Porciuncula River), also known as... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-March January 4 - Mary Shane is hired by the Chicago White Sox as the first woman TV play-by-play announcer. ... Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award annually given to the Major League player judged to be the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each... Jump to: navigation, search Carew, Time, 1977 Rodney Cline Carew (born October 1, 1945 in Gatun, Panama) was a Major League Baseball player for the Minnesota Twins and California Angels in the 1970s and 1980s. ... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ...


In a 13-year career, Cowens was a .270 hitter with 108 home runs and 717 RBI in 1584 games.


Cowens died in Downey, California, at the age of 50. Downey is a city located in southeastern Los Angeles County, California, United States, 21 km (13 miles) southeast of downtown Los Angeles. ...


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Al Cowens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (160 words)
From 1974 through 1986, Cowens played for the Kansas City Royals (1974-79), California Angels (1980), Detroit Tigers (1980-81) and Seattle Mariners (1982-86).
In a 13-year career, Cowens was a.270 hitter with 108 home runs and 717 RBI in 1584 games.
Cowens died in Downey, California, at the age of 50.
AROUND THE HORN: M's Anderson out for year (866 words)
Cowens dies: Former Tiger Al Cowens, a Gold Glove outfielder with Kansas City in 1977, died of a heart attack.
Cowens' best season was '77, when he hit.312 with 32 doubles, 14 triples, 23 home runs, 98 runs and 112 RBIs, finishing second to Rod Carew in voting for American League MVP.
In addition to his wife and grandchildren, Cowens is survived by sons Purvis, Dante and Rayvon and a daughter, Trinetta.
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