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Frank Owen

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1906 Fan Craze

Frank Malcolm Owen
(Yip)

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 160 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Frank "Yip" Owen pitched eight years in the majors, mostly with the Chicago White Sox. He won 20+ games three years in a row, from 1904 to 1906, and pitched six innings in the 1906 World Series which the White Sox won. He also pitched five years in the minors.

Although his nickname was "Yip", he is not to be confused with the later Yip Owens, whose real first name was also Frank. Yip Owens was a catcher who, among other teams, played for the White Sox in 1909 during Frank Owen's last year with the team. Sportswriters sometimes misspelled Owen's name as Owens, and sometimes misspelled Owens' name as Owen. It was all the more confusing when Owen and Owens formed a battery that season. See: SABR biography of "Frank Owens" (Yip Owens). Neither man was usually called "Yip".

Frank Owen was born in Michigan and went to Michigan State University. He began his minor league career with the Detroit Tigers in the year when the American League started out as a minor league, 1900, and continued with the team as it turned into a major league team in 1901. In 1902 he played for the Omaha Indians before coming to the White Sox in 1903. After the majors he played in the minors through 1911.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 15 Wins Seasons: 3 (1904-1906)
  • 20 Wins Seasons: 3 (1904-1906)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 3 (1904-1906)
  • 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 2 (1904 & 1905)
  • Won a World Series with the Chicago White Sox in 1906

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