Owen was the Tigers’ anchor at third base for five years in the 1930s. He hit .317 and knocked in 96 runs in 1934, when his four infield mates each topped 100 RBI. During the 1934 World Series, he was involved in a celebrated scrap at third with the Cardinals’ Ducky Medwick, who slid into the base unnecessarily hard on a triple when the Cardinals already had the game sewn up. Owen added a career-high 105 RBI in 1936. He managed Portland to the Pacific Coast League pennant in 1945.