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 the 1st of 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, MA: Rowman & Littlefield. p. 330.
- "The Mystery of Billy Owen". http://baseballgames.dreamhosters.com. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Frank Owen at Find a Grave