Thursday, April 2, 2009

1956 Topps #114 Jim Owens

Yet another Winston-Salem, North Carolina purchase - this time from Season Ticket in August 1996 for $3.

Today's quiz: Who did the Phillies trade to the Cincinnati Reds in November 1962 for Cookie Rojas? Answer: Jim Owens.

Jim spent parts of 6 seasons with the Phils from 1955 to 1961. In 1956, Jim started 5 games for the Phillies, compiling a record of 0-4 with a 7.28 ERA. His best year was 1959 when he won 12 games and had a 3.21 ERA.

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