Another 1951 Bowman was Max Lanier who was born August 18, 1915 in NC and died in FL in 2007 at 91 years of age. He was a lefty who had a career record of 108-82, and ERA of 3.01. He was with the Cardinals 1938-1946 and again 1949-1951. He was with the Giants 1952-1953, and ended his career in 1953 with the STL Browns. He was a two time All-Star and was the winning pitcher in the 1944 World Series as well as on the World Series Champion 1942 team. He is also the father of Hal Lanier.
Johnny Lindell spent one year (1950) with the Redbirds. Because of hitting (.186), or lack thereof, he was sent to the Bird’s Columbus Redbirds then traded to the Dodgers’ Hollywood Stars minor league team.
The last 1950 Bowman is of Bill Howerton. Bill was a native of California’s Central Coast and came up with the Birds on September 11th, 1949. He would spend 1949-1951 with the Cardinals but then was traded along with Howie Pollet, Ted Wilks and Joe Garagiola, to the Bucos. He had a lifetime batting average of .274, 22 home runs, and 106 RBIs.