June 17, 2014 - by

A Tribute To Lee Bowen


John Wesley (Sarasota, FL)
Lee Bowen was special to me because baseball is my passion. And to everyone that listened to him, it was evident that baseball was Lee’s passion, too. The way he painted word pictures made listening to his broadcasts even better than watching the game live. I am blessed for having known Lee Bowen, and I will truly miss “The Voice” of Seminole Baseball.

Bryan Harris (Atlanta, GA)
Having played at FSU, 1990-93, I really enjoyed having Lee around. He was always professional and his knowledge for the game was unsurpassed. He will be dearly missed and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and the Seminole family

Shawn (Panama City, FL)
I will miss his enthusiasm and how he could keep me in the game. I have followed FSU baseball since ’78 and I would have to say that this is to me a loss that hurts as much as the loss of Dick Howser,too soon and too young. May you find comfort in these difficult times Adrienne. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tom & Janie (Grand Island FL)
Adrienne- Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We were in Maryland (moving our “little” baseball fans to their new home) and were unable to attend the services for Lee. We did however wear Garnet and Gold that day in rememberance and love. Please feel the hug of support that is being sent to you. There are no words-just remember you are loved.


John Abraham
God bless you and may he be with your family and the Florida State baseball team.

Brian Maddox (Lakeland, FL)
For years, Lee Bowen was the spirit of Seminole Baseball. I grew up listening to Lee call the games while at home in Lakeland. When I enrolled at FSU, I finally met the man that delivered many exciting moments of our storied baseball program and I was very fortunate to meet an idol of mine. To many folks Lee was our link to the Noles. Mr Bowen allowed the game to come to him and then put his flair and love for the Seminoles into his broadcasts. I will never forget hearing the excitement in his voice with every win, nor the agony in every loss. Mr Bowen is truly a treasure that Florida State will never be able to replace. Lee.. you will be dearly missed. GOD BLESS YOU.

Brian Maddox
FSU c/o 2005

Ron (Dallas,TX)
I would like to express my deepest simpathy for the Bowen family. I am a FSU grad and this is a great shock to me. I will keep the Bowen family in my prayers. Lee Bowen will be missed by all.

Al Gillis (Miramar,Florida)
With deepest sympathy, my prayers are with the family.God Bless ..

Joe LeSerra (Tallahassee, FL)
I hope that his wife and loved ones are comforted during this time of grief and mourning. I truely enjoyed listening to FSU baseball over the years and he will truely be missed. FSU baseball will never be the same.

Ariel Agami (New York, NY)
I was surprised and saddened to learn of Mr. Bowen’s passing. I had the chance to meet Lee when I travelled to Tallahasee with the University of Maryland baseball team to broadcast the Terps at FSU for WMUC Sports.

Mr. Bowen greeted me and my broadcast partner with open arms and was most helpful to us as we tried to navigate Dick Howser Stadium.

Clearly, Mr. Bowen was very dedicated to his work. He had a passion for his job and he constantly wore a smile on his face when he relayed some seemingly obscure, yet very interesting facts about FSU baseball that helped make our UMD broadcasts more complete.

Not many media members, whether in the college or professional ranks, are as generous as Lee Bowen. His hard work made things infinitely easier for those around him and I hope other broadcasters will follow the examples he set in dealing with players, coaches and peers.

I offer my deepest condolences to Mr. Bowen’s family as well as everyone at FSU.

Mike Crook (Evans, CO)
I wanted to send my thoughts and prayers to the Bowen family. I know that my family will miss listening to Lee during the ‘Noles baseball season. He always brought the action right into our living room via the airwaves.

God Bless you Lee, you are loved and truly missed.

Eddie Varnes (Tampa, FL)
Once a Seminole always a Seminole. You will be greatly missed. Thanks for your dedication to the school and basball team. Our thoughts and prayers to the family.

Steve Dorman (Mobile, Alabama)
Your time may be over here on earth, you will not be forgotten. Now it`s time for you to call the big game with God.

Raymond Hardy (Dallas,Tx)
May God be with your family during this time. May he give them strength,wisdom, guidance & knowledge on how to deal with your departure. God Bless!

Earl Perry (FSU AB’60, MS’63)
It was always a real joy to listen to Lee announce the Seminole baseball games! He could really cause me to believe that I was sitting in the stands, watching the game live! His voice, and his love for Florida State University athletics, will be sorely missed by many of us!

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