Bobby Lowe (left) with infield teammates Fred Tenney (top), Herman Long (right) and Jimmy Collins (below)
Robert Lincoln Lowe (July 10, 1865 - December 8, 1951), nicknamed "Link", was a second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Beaneaters (1890-1901), Chicago Cubs (1902-03), Pittsburgh Pirates (1904), and Detroit Tigers (1904 player-manager, 1905-07). He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Listed at 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m), 150 pounds (68 kg), Lowe was a right-handed batter leadoff man with fair power and one of the best second baseman of the 19th century. In the field and at the plate, he starred on all five Beaneaters pennant winners of the 1890s and in the 1892 World Series Championship.
On May 30, 1894, Lowe became the first major leaguer ever to hit four home runs in one game, doing it in consecutive at-bats, including 2 home runs in one inning. In his 18-season career, he batted .273, with 71 HR, 984 RBI, 1131 runs, 1929 hits, 230 doubles, 85 triples and 302 stolen bases in 1818 games.
Bobby Lowe died in Detroit, Michigan at 86 years of age. He is a member of the Lawrence County (Pennsylvania) Hall of Fame.
|Detroit Tigers Manager|
|Batters with 4 home runs in one game|
May 30, 1894