Frank Owen (baseball)

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Frank Owen
Frank Owen baseball card.jpg
Frank Owen baseball card
Born: (1879-12-23)December 23, 1879
Ypsilanti, Michigan, US
Died: November 24, 1942(1942-11-24) (aged 62)
Dearborn, Michigan, US
Batted: Switch
Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 29, 1901, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
May 12, 1909, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Win–loss record82–67
Earned run average2.55
Career highlights and awards

Frank Malcolm Owen (December 23, 1879 – November 24, 1942) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played eight seasons with the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox.

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 July 1, 1905.[1] 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.[2]

In 1904, as a member of the White Sox, in 315 innings of work, he handled 151 chances (21 PO, 130 A) without an error and also executed 8 double plays.


  1. ^ 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 978-1589793804.
  2. ^ "The Mystery of Billy Owen". Baseball Games. Retrieved April 28, 2015.

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