Frank Owen (baseball)
- Not to be confused with Frank Yip Owens, a Major League Baseball catcher.
Frank Owen baseball card
December 23, 1879|
|Died: November 24, 1942
|April 29, 1901, for the Detroit Tigers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 12, 1909, for the Chicago White Sox|
|Earned run average||2.55|
|Career highlights and awards|
Born in Ypsilanti, Michigan (and nicknamed "Yip" for it), he pitched the final six innings of Game 2 of the 1906 World Series, replacing Doc White. In 194 career games, Owen had an 82–67 won-loss record with a 2.55 ERA.
Owen was the first American League pitcher to pitch complete game wins in both games of a doubleheader, winning against the St. Louis Browns on 1 July 1905. Owen was mistakenly referred to as "Billy Owen" in the 1906 version of the "Fan Craze" board game, released by the Fan Craze Co of Cincinnati.
- Nemec, David (2008). This Day in Baseball: A Day-by-day Record of the Events that Shaped the Game. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. p. 330. ISBN 1589793803.
- "The Mystery of Billy Owen". http://baseballgames.dreamhosters.com. Retrieved 28 April 2015. External link in
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Frank Owen at Find a Grave
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