Jim Owens Stats

Jim Owens was born on Tuesday, January 16, 1934, in Gifford, Pennsylvania. Owens was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 19, 1955, with the Philadelphia Phillies. 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 Jim Owens baseball stats page.

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"Husky Jim Owens, with three straight victories for a 4-3 season record, has arrived as a major league pitcher as far as manager Eddie Sawyer and the Phillies are concerned. He's due to face the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight in the opener of a 3-game series at Connie Mack Stadium. The strong-as-an-ox right-hander—the call him 'The Bear'— should be a great pitcher, in Sawyer's opinion. Furthermore, he's only 24, and should stick around for a long while, Sawyer said. 'He certainly has the stuff to do it,' Sawyer said. 'He has lots of guts, and he certainly has lots of stamina.'" - UPI Sports Writer Russ Green in The Courier-Post (06/09/1959, Sawyer Says Phillies' Owens Has Arrived as Big Leaguer , Page 20)

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Jim 'The Bear' Owens Autograph on a 1955 Topps (#202 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1955top01' title='1955 TOPPS BASEBALL CARD CHECKLIST'>1955 Topps</a>))

Jim 'The Bear' Owens Autograph on a 1955 Topps (#202 | 1955 Topps ))

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Birth Name:
James Philip Owens
Nickname:
The Bear
Born On:
01-16-1934  (Capricorn)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Gifford, Pennsylvania
Year of Death Data Died On:
09-08-2020 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Houston, Texas
Cemetery:
Not Yet Determined
High School:
Bradford High School (Bradford, PA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
04-19-1955 (Age 21)
Last Game:
06-20-1967
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Jim Owens Pitching Stats

1955 21 Phillies 3 2 0 0 2 .000 8.31 0 0 0 8.2 43 13 8 8 2 7 0 6 0 0 0 -
1956 22 Phillies 10 5 1 0 4 .000 7.28 0 0 0 29.2 141 35 24 26 3 22 1 22 0 2 0 -
1958 24 Phillies 1 1 0 1 0 1.000 2.57 0 0 0 7.0 31 4 2 4 1 5 0 3 2 0 0 -
1959 25 Phillies 31 30 1 12 12 .500 3.21 11 1 1 221.1 925 203 79 97 14 73 11 135 8 4 0 -
1960 26 Phillies 31 22 2 4 14 .222 5.04 6 0 0 150.0 686 182 84 95 21 64 7 83 9 1 0 -
1961 27 Phillies 20 17 1 5 10 .333 4.47 3 0 0 106.2 458 119 53 62 8 32 2 38 7 0 0 -
1962 28 Phillies 23 12 6 2 4 .333 6.33 1 0 0 69.2 321 90 49 53 12 33 1 21 3 0 1 -
1963 29 Reds 19 3 6 0 2 .000 5.32 0 0 4 42.1 192 42 25 28 6 24 2 29 3 0 5 -
1964 30 Colt .45s 48 11 23 8 7 .533 3.28 0 0 6 118.0 489 115 43 48 7 32 6 88 5 0 0 -
1965 31 Astros 50 0 26 6 5 .545 3.28 0 0 8 71.1 306 64 26 28 4 29 8 53 3 0 0 -
1966 32 Astros 40 0 27 4 7 .364 4.68 0 0 2 50.0 219 53 26 29 5 17 7 32 3 1 0 -
1967 33 Astros 10 0 3 0 1 .000 4.22 0 0 0 10.2 43 12 5 5 1 2 1 6 1 0 0 -
12 Years 286 103 96 42 68 .382 4.31 21 1 21 885.1 3,854 932 424 483 84 340 46 516 44 8 6 -

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Jim Owens Hitting Stats

1955 21 Phillies 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1956 22 Phillies 10 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 .167 .286 .167
1958 24 Phillies 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000
1959 25 Phillies 31 75 0 9 1 0 0 0 6 6 0 35 3 0 0 0 .120 .185 .133
1960 26 Phillies 31 44 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 17 3 0 0 2 .068 .109 .068
1961 27 Phillies 21 27 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 12 5 0 0 2 .074 .194 .074
1962 28 Phillies 23 14 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 6 3 0 0 0 .143 .200 .214
1963 29 Reds 19 8 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .250
1964 30 Colt .45s 48 29 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 1 0 0 0 .103 .103 .138
1965 31 Astros 50 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125
1966 32 Astros 40 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1967 33 Astros 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
12 Years 287 218 4 22 4 0 0 0 11 14 0 102 18 0 1 4 .101 .159 .119

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Jim Owens Fielding Stats

1955 Phillies P 3 2 26 1 0.3 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.04
1956 Phillies P 10 5 89 7 0.7 7 2 5 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.12
1958 Phillies P 1 1 21 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.29
1959 Phillies P 31 30 664 42 1.4 41 8 33 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .976 1.67
1960 Phillies P 31 22 450 30 1.0 28 6 22 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .933 1.68
1961 Phillies P 20 17 320 19 1.0 17 4 13 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .895 1.43
1961 Phillies RF 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1962 Phillies P 23 12 209 13 0.6 13 5 8 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.68
1963 Reds P 19 3 127 14 0.7 13 4 9 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .929 2.76
1964 Colt .45s P 48 11 354 21 0.4 19 2 17 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .905 1.45
1965 Astros P 50 0 214 13 0.3 13 2 11 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.64
1966 Astros P 40 0 150 12 0.3 12 0 12 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.16
1967 Astros P 10 0 32 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
P Totals 286 103 2,656 173 0.6 165 33 132 8 10 n/a n/a n/a .954 1.68
RF Totals 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
12 Years 287 104 2,656 173 0.6 165 33 132 8 10 n/a n/a n/a .954 1.68

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Jim Owens Miscellaneous Stats

1955 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.86 6.23 7.27
1956 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 3.0 1.00 6.67 6.67
1958 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.60 3.86 6.43
1959 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.1 12.5 1.85 5.49 2.97
1960 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.6 44.0 1.30 4.98 3.84
1961 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.3 27.0 1.19 3.21 2.70
1962 Phillies 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.3 14.0 0.64 2.71 4.26
1963 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 1.21 6.17 5.10
1964 Colt .45s 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.8 0.0 2.75 6.71 2.44
1965 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.7 0.0 1.83 6.69 3.66
1966 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.3 0.0 1.88 5.76 3.06
1967 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.00 5.06 1.69
12 Years 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.1 19.8 1.52 5.25 3.46

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Jim Owens Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1955 Philadelphia Phillies 18 , 39 Undetermined - -
1956 Philadelphia Phillies 39 Undetermined - -
1958 Philadelphia Phillies 49 Undetermined - -
1959 Philadelphia Phillies 49 Undetermined - -
1960 Philadelphia Phillies 49 Undetermined - -
1961 Philadelphia Phillies 49 Undetermined - -
1962 Philadelphia Phillies 49 Undetermined - -
1963 Cincinnati Reds 48 Undetermined - -
1964 Houston Colt .45s 33 Undetermined - -
1965 Houston Astros 33 Undetermined - -
1966 Houston Astros 33 Undetermined - -
1967 Houston Astros 33 Undetermined - -
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James Philip Owens was a Major League Baseball player who pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies (1955-1956, 1958-1962), Cincinnati Reds (1963), Houston Colt .45s (1964, and Houston Astros (1965-1967). When Jim, who was also nicknamed The Bear, made it to the big leagues on April 19, 1955 , he became the first Bradford High School grad to reach the majors!

Did you know that Jim Owens was the last Colt .45s player to ever wear #33 in a regular season game ( Box Score ), and after the franchise changed their name, Bear also became the first Houston Astros player to ever wear #33 in a regular season game ( Box Score )?

Did you know that when Jim Owens took the mound in the eleventh inning on April 14, 1965 , in Shea Stadium, he preserved the lead (7-6) versus the Mets and became the first pitcher in an ASTROS uniform to earn a save?

On April 24, 1963 , Jim Owens balked three times in the same inning (2nd), the first National League pitcher to ever balk three times in the same frame , a still-standing record that has been tied, but never broken through today!

Jim Owens Balk Record

Jim Owens Balk Record | The Daily Times | April 25, 1963 | Page 38

Last-Modified: September 22, 2020 6:06 AM EST

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