By Mark Liptak
was rail thin, 6-5, maybe 180 pounds, but "Black" Jack McDowell was pure meanness on a pitcher's mound.
McDowell spoke with WSI's Mark Liptak from his home in San Diego recently.
Editor's Note: Mark Liptak is an experienced sports journalist, holding several awards for both his electronic and print media work.
He has held numerous sports reporting positions for various TV and newspaper organizations, including Director of Sports for KNOE-TV (Monroe, Louisiana) and KPVI-TV (Pocatello, Idaho), and sports writer for the Idaho Falls Free Press, where his column "Lip Service" has appeared for for a number of years.
wife, and cats presently live in Chubbuck, Idaho, where they collectively comprise 100 percent of the Pocatello River Valley's long-time Sox Fan population.