James Gordon Bowden III (born 1961 in Boston, Massachusetts) is the general manager of the Washington Nationals. Year 1961 ( MCMLXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. In Major League Baseball, the General Manager or GM of a team typically controls player transactions and bears the primary responsibility on behalf of the ballclub The Washington Nationals is an American professional baseball team based in Washington D
Bowden was born in Boston and raised in Weston, Massachusetts. Weston is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States in the Boston metro area His entry to professional baseball came as an assistant in the Pittsburgh Pirates media relations department in 1985. The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball club based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was a former college roommate of Squire Galbreath, whose father Dan and grandfather John were the principal owners of the Pirates. John Wilmer Galbreath ( August 10, 1897 – July 20, 1988) was an American building contractor, sportsman and Philanthropist General manager Syd Thrift was impressed with Bowden and asked him to join the Pirates' baseball operations department as an administrator. Sydnor W Thrift Jr ( February 25 1929 &ndash September 18 2006) was an American scout and executive in Major Bowden computerized the Pirates' scouting files, and became a protege to Thrift. He followed Thrift to the New York Yankees, and eventually moved to the Cincinnati Reds as an assistant to the general manager. The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of The Bronx, in New York City, New York. The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati Ohio, USA
His first role as a general manager was with the Cincinnati Reds at age 31 in 1992. Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar) When he took this position, he was the youngest general manager in the history of Major League Baseball. He continued with the Reds until 2003, then with ESPN and eventually was hired by the Nationals. ESPN, originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American Cable television network dedicated to As the GM of the Nationals he made a deal with the Reds in mid season 2006 involving Gary Majewski who received a cortisone shot shortly before the trade. Gary Wayne Majewski (məˈʤɛski born February 26, 1980, in Houston Texas) is a pitcher who currently plays for the Cincinnati Reds in In May of 2007 the Reds filed a grievance claiming they didn't know they were getting damaged goods.
An avid Segway enthusiast he purchased a custom version in Washington Nationals team colors for Spring Training 2008.