Frank Owen

From 1904 through 1906, Owen was one of the best righthanders in the American League, winning 64 games for the White Sox with pinpoint control and a swift fastball. The fine-fielding Owen induced batters to hit up the middle or to his sharp defense. Yip (a Ypsilanti, MI native) was a fine cold-weather pitcher – an asset in Chicago. After impressing his manager with three victories against the Cubs in a 1903 post-season exhibition series, he earned a rotation spot and went on to help make winners of the “Hitless Wonders.” On July 1, 1905, he became the first of only ten AL pitchers ever to win two complete games in one day. He was the first AL pitcher to steal home. He later became a physician.