Robert Leroy Bowman (May 10, 1930 – January 27, 2017) was a professional baseball player. Bowman played all or part of five seasons in Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1955 to 1959, primarily as a right fielder and pinch-hitter, but later as a pitcher as well. Listed at 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) and 195 lb (88 kg), he batted and threw right-handed.
Bowman played at outfield for the Phillies from 1955 to 1958. Noted for his strong throwing arm, the Phillies briefly tried converting Bowman to pitcher in 1959. He made his first appearance at that position on August 28. He appeared six times overall in the majors. His only decision came on September 18, his final appearance in the major leagues, losing to the Chicago Cubs, 5–4, in 13 innings. However, when he returned to the minor leagues in 1960, he also returned to the outfield, pitching just four more times. Bowman holds two major league records with the highest batting average in 1958 and most pitching appearances as a position player with six appearances in 1959.
Bowman died in 2017 in San Jose, California, at the age of 86.