Smoky Owens

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Smoky Owens
Born: 1912
Died: September 7, 1942
Geneva, Ohio
Batted: Left Threw: Left
Negro league baseball debut
1939, for the Cleveland Bears
Last appearance
1942, for the Cincinnati Clowns

Raymond "Smoky" Owens (1912 - September 7, 1942) was an American baseball pitcher in the Negro Leagues. He played from 1939 to 1942 with the Cleveland Bears, St. Louis Stars, and the Cincinnati Clowns. He was selected to the second 1939 East-West All-Star Game. Owens died in a car accident on September 7, 1942. Ulysses Brown also died, while Eugene Bremmer, Herman Watts, Alonzo Boone, and Wilbur Hayes were also injured.[1]


  1. ^ Riley, James A. (1994). The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues. New York: Carroll & Graf. ISBN 0-7867-0959-6. 

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