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Jayhawk Owens

Jayhawk Owens
Catcher
Born: (1969-02-10) February 10, 1969
Cincinnati, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 6, 1993, for the Colorado Rockies
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1996, for the Colorado Rockies
MLB statistics
Batting average .232
Home runs 11
Runs batted in 36
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Claude Jayhawk Owens (born February 10, 1969 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball catcher. He played four seasons in the majors, from 1993 to 1996, all for the Colorado Rockies.

A graduate of 1992 expansion draft, where he was selected by the Rockies with the 23rd pick.

Owens was a member of the inaugural Cincinnati Reds system partway through the season, spending the rest of 1998 and all of 1999 with their organization before retiring.

Following his playing career, Owens remained with the Reds organization as a minor league coach and manager. In his first season as a manager, he guided the Stockton Ports to the California League championship. The next season, he managed the Potomac Cannons, then spent four seasons as the manager of the minor league Chattanooga Lookouts, with his last season coming in 2007. He has a daughter named Grace, a son named Walker, and a wife named Jennifer.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • Baseball Almanac
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