Owen Friend Stats

Owen Friend was born on Monday, March 21, 1927, in Granite City, Illinois. Friend was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on October 2, 1949, with the St. Louis Browns. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Owen Friend baseball stats page.

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"(Owen) Friend always stood up for the old-timers and was adamant that today's players, or many of them, couldn't have made it back then. 'You couldn't name a ballplayer from the 1950s or 1960s that Owen hadn't played with, played against, coached, scouted,' (Daryl) Sanders said. 'We would always name a player we figured he'd never heard of and then he would say, 'Oh, yeah, I played with him in the (Pacific) Coast League in 1958.'" - Columnist Bob Lutz in The Wichita Eagle (10/16/2007)

Owen Friend

Owen Friend Autograph on a 1951 Picture Cards Reprint (#101)

Owen Friend Autograph on a 1951 Picture Cards Reprint (#101)

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Birth Name:
Owen Lacey Friend
Nickname:
Red
Born On:
03-21-1927  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Granite City, Illinois
Year of Death Data Died On:
10-14-2007 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Wichita, Kansas
Cemetery:
Ascension Cemetery, Bel Aire, Kansas
High School:
Granite City High School (Granite City, IL)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
180
First Game:
10-02-1949 (Age 22)
Last Game:
05-16-1956
Draft:
Not Applicable

Owen Friend

Owen Friend Pitching Stats

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Owen Friend Hitting Stats

1949 22 Browns 2 8 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 .375 .375 .375
1950 23 Browns 119 372 48 88 15 2 8 0 50 40 - 68 14 - 1 14 .237 .312 .352
1953 26 Tigers 31 96 10 17 4 0 3 0 10 6 - 9 1 - 1 5 .177 .233 .313
1953 26 Indians 34 68 7 16 2 0 2 0 13 5 - 16 0 - 0 2 .235 .288 .353
1955 28 Red Sox 14 42 3 11 3 0 0 0 2 4 0 11 0 0 0 2 .262 .326 .333
1955 28 Cubs 6 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .100 .100 .100
1956 29 Cubs 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
5 Years 208 598 69 136 24 2 13 0 76 55 0 109 15 0 2 23 .227 .295 .339

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Owen Friend Fielding Stats

1949 Browns 2B 2 2 42 12 6.0 12 4 8 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.71
1950 Browns 2B 93 86 2,220 568 6.1 546 244 302 22 62 n/a n/a n/a .961 6.64
1950 Browns 3B 24 25 654 63 2.6 56 24 32 7 4 n/a n/a n/a .889 2.31
1950 Browns SS 3 1 30 10 3.3 9 3 6 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .900 8.10
1953 Tigers 2B 26 26 690 151 5.8 143 74 69 8 22 n/a n/a n/a .947 5.60
1953 Indians 2B 19 14 372 74 3.9 74 32 42 0 14 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.37
1953 Indians 3B 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1953 Indians SS 8 3 102 21 2.6 21 6 15 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.56
1955 Red Sox 2B 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1955 Red Sox SS 14 14 327 61 4.4 58 20 38 3 5 n/a n/a n/a .951 4.79
1955 Cubs 3B 2 2 48 4 2.0 4 2 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1955 Cubs SS 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
2B Totals 141 128 3,330 805 5.7 775 354 421 30 99 n/a n/a n/a .963 6.28
3B Totals 27 27 705 67 2.5 60 26 34 7 4 n/a n/a n/a .896 2.30
SS Totals 26 18 465 93 3.6 89 30 59 4 9 n/a n/a n/a .957 5.17
4 Years 194 173 4,500 965 5.0 924 410 514 41 112 n/a n/a n/a .958 5.54

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Owen Friend Miscellaneous Stats

1949 Browns 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 8.0 - - -
1950 Browns 2 1 .667 1 0 n/a 46.5 5.5 7.4 - - -
1953 Tigers 0 1 .000 2 3 n/a 32.0 10.7 9.6 - - -
1953 Indians 0 0 .000 1 6 n/a 34.0 4.3 5.2 - - -
1955 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.8 21.0 - - -
1955 Cubs 0 0 .000 3 0 n/a 0.0 3.3 0.0 - - -
1956 Cubs 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 - - -
5 Years 2 2 .500 9 9 n/a 46.0 5.5 7.9 - - -

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Owen Friend Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1949 St. Louis Browns - Undetermined - -
1950 St. Louis Browns 7 Undetermined - -
1953 Detroit Tigers 8 Undetermined - -
1953 Cleveland Indians 8 Undetermined - -
1955 Boston Red Sox 22 Undetermined - -
1955 Chicago Cubs 3 Undetermined - -
1956 Chicago Cubs 3 Undetermined - -
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