June 17, 2014 - by

A Tribute To Lee Bowen


Ryan Phillips (Tallahassee, FL)
I was lucky enough to have the chance to work with Lee this past baseball season on FSU Baseball Today on NewsRadio 1270 WFLA. When I interviewed Lee each show, he actually made me sound better at my job than I was and only a true professional could do that. As a native of Tallahassee I was a freshman at Florida High when Lee started broadcasting FSU Baseball and I can truly say that FSU Baseball will never be the same. Thanks, LeBo!!

Alex, Miami FL
My condolences on the loss of such an outstanding individual. His work was always admired, even down here in South Florida.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bowen family.

Brian (Tallahassee, FL)
FSU baseball will never be the same with the passing of Lee Bowen. I can remember numerous times tuning in to one of FSU’s baseball games and feeling as if I was at the ballpark, when in fact I wasn’t. Lee had this way of making you feel a part of the game through his knowledge, attention to detail, and coaching. He was essentially a coach, teaching each and every one of us about the game and FSU baseball in general. College baseball lost a true professional and one of it’s best radio personalities. He will truly be missed.

Sandy Ballas
Our deepest condolences and sympathy to Adrienne. What a terrible loss. Lee will be missed by so many. Lee use to say, “Hello to Sandy listening to the radio in Tallahassee.”

Michael and Michelle Sellix
We were all touched by Lee’s passion and intensity in and out of the broadcast booth. God Bless you and keep you Lee. You will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Bowen family.

Gwen Richards, Quincy, Fla.
I am very sorry to hear about Lee. He is Baseball as Gene is Football. He will be missed so much. FSU Baseball calling will not be the same without Lee. My prayers and thoughts are with his family. Time will help.


Dan Morgenthaler, Miami Shores, FL
Lee will always be young in my memory. He will live forever as a Seminole.

Chris Smith, Macon, GA.
As a former Pennsylvanian who listened to Bob Prince I understand your admiration. However, I gotta say I would take Lee Bowen any day. One of the best play by play guys around. You could always trust the way he painted the picture of the game. A true professional. I dread the thought of not hearing you voice next February.

Guy Morgan and Family (Winston-Salem, NC)
Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to Lee’s Family. We are Thankful that Lee Bowen entered our lives.

Steve Rudenstein, Wynnewood, PA
My name is Steve Rudenstein. I am the sports director at WMUC Sports at the University of Maryland. I had the chance to meet Lee on two separate occassions when he traveled up to broadcast Maryland/Florida State baseball in College Park in 2003 and when I came down to Florida State for a series during March 2004. Lee was incredibly helpful and friendly. He seemed very passionate about baseball, Florida State, and broadcasting. Though I only met him briefly twice I was quite stunned and saddened by this news. My thoughts and prayers are with Lee’s family as well as those who knew him at Florida State.

Seminole Baseball will sound so different now. I enjoyed hearing you and the great work you did. God Bless.

Brian (Boca Raton, Florida)
We will all miss you dearly, you were Florida State Baseball! My heart felt prayers go out to the Bowen family.

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