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 History Players Teams Obituaries Site search Contact UsSponsor a page on Historic Baseball! Click here for detailsHal StoweHarold Rudolph StoweBorn: Aug. 29, 1937 in Gastonia, N.C.Debut: 1960 | Pos: PH: 6’0 | W: 170 | B: L | T: LCollege: ClemsonYRWLGSVIPSOERA100101.009.00>> Visit theHal Stowe biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.Harold “Hal” Stowe established himself as one of Clemson University’s greatest pitchers before signing a contract with the New York Yankees.In 1958, during his freshman season, Stowe finished with a 1.58 earned run average in 15 starts for the Tigers. He won 14 games that year. During his three years at Clemson, Stowe compiled a 24-13 record and a 2.32 earned run average.A year later, in 1959, he was signed by the New York Yankees. He was assigned to Fargo, North Dakota of the Class B Northern League.He was promoted to Amarillo of the Class AA Texas League in 1960. He put together 12 consecutive wins to get the attention of the Yankees. He appeared in 29 games that season, compiling a 15-3 record, a 3.43 earned run average, and 96 strikeouts in 160 innings pitched. He pitched in one inning for the team that season.Following the 1961 spring training session, Stowe earned the Most Outstanding Young Pitcher Award. He finished spring training by allowing just three runs and four hits in 17 innings pitched.However, a personality conflict with Yankees manager Ralph Houck kept Stowe on the bench. Once the trading deadline passed in the 1961 season, Stowe was sent back to the team’s AAA affiliate.Clemson’s baseball program now presents the Harold Stowe MVP Award annually to its outstanding pitcher.