BOWA has had a long standing feud with morbidly obese Philadelphia sportswriter Bill Conlin. One wag once said that if the two men ever engaged in a battle of wits with each other they would both be unarmed in the battle.
In March 2004, BOWA published his autobiography entitled I Still Hate to Lose. It was ghostwritten by a San Diego sportswriter.
BOWA had a 337-308 managerial record with the Phillies from 2001-2004.
Washington Nationals first baseman Nick Johnson is BOWA's nephew.
In 2004, BOWA's wife Sheena divorced him after 33 years of marriage.
On May 28, 2004, BOWA's daughter, Victoria, was seriously injured in an automobile accident on her way to the ballpark. She eventually made a full recovery.
The Phillies traded BOWA to the Cubs in 1982 for Ivan DeJesus.
Laryr's father, Paul Bowa, was a minor leaguer with the St. Louis Cardinals organization.
BOWA has one child: a daughter named Victoria.
In 2003, a Sports Illustrated poll of players ranked BOWA as the worst manager in baseball.
BOWA was inducted into the Philadelphia Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991.
BOWA interviewed for the New York Mets' managerial job in the fall of 2004 but lost out to Willie Randolph.
BOWA's favorite double play partner was Dave Cash.
BOWA hit .349 during the 1980 World Series.
BOWA had a total of 2,191 hits during his major league career.
After being fired as manager of the San Diego Padres in 1987, BOWA served as third base coach for the Phillies (1988-96), Angels (1997-99), and Mariners (2000).
BOWA somehow managed to be named National League Manager of the Year after the 2001 season.
Upon being named manager of the Phillies, BOWA almost immediately got into a feud with star player Scott Rolen. Phillie management sided with BOWA and traded Rolen to St. Louis in August of 2002.
BOWA made the All-Star team five times: 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979.
BOWA won Gold Glove Awards in 1972 and 1976.
BOWA led all National League shortstops six times in fielding average.
BOWA led the National League nine times in fewest errors for a shortstop in a season.
BOWA holds the National League record for career fielding average for a shortstop.
In the fall of 2005, BOWA signed a one-year contract to serve as third base coach for the Noo Yawk Yankees.
BOWA was named manager of the San Diego Padres in 1987 but got fired after a year and a half on the job.
BOWA hit 15 total career home runs.
BOWA had a career batting average of .260.
Larry BOWA stands at 5'10.
BOWA made his Major League Debut in 1970.
Played in the World Series in the 1980 Season on the Phillies.
Skipper for the Philadelphia Phillies from 2001 through 2004.