Henry Owens (owenshe01)
Henry Jay Owens
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 230 lb.
- School Barry University
- High School Braddock High School
- Debut July 7, 2006
- Final Game June 8, 2007
- Born April 23, 1979 in Miami, FL USA
Henry Owens was a backup catcher in college and went undrafted. He planned to go to medical school, but was signed by scout Delvy Santiago for the Pittsburgh Pirates and immediately made a pitcher. He made his pro debut in 2001 for the GCL Pirates.
Owens was with Team USA in the 2006 American qualifying tournament for the 2008 Olympics. He had a 6.35 ERA but also saved three games. Owens missed 2008 with a shoulder injury. He failed a test for performance-enhancing drugs that year as well, earning him a 50-game suspension for 2009.