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Owen Friend

Owen Lacey Friend (Red)

Positions: Second Baseman, Third Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: March 21, 1927 in Granite City, IL
High School: Granite City HS (Granite City, IL)
Signed
by the St. Louis Browns as an amateur free agent in 1944. (All Transactions)
Debut: October 2, 1949 (Age 22.195, 8,236th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1950 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/Indians/Tigers/RedSox/Cubs 1949-1956

Last Game: May 16, 1956 (Age 29.056)
Died: October 14, 2007 in Wichita, KS
Cremated
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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1949 22 SLB AL 2 8 8 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .375 .375 .375 .750 95 3 0 0 0 /4
1950 23 SLB AL 119 427 372 48 88 15 2 8 50 2 1 40 68 .237 .312 .352 .664 67 131 14 1 14 45/6
1953 26 TOT AL 65 177 164 17 33 6 0 5 23 0 1 11 25 .201 .256 .329 .585 59 54 7 1 1 4/65
1953 26 DET AL 31 104 96 10 17 4 0 3 10 0 1 6 9 .177 .233 .313 .546 47 30 5 1 1 4
1953 26 CLE AL 34 73 68 7 16 2 0 2 13 0 0 5 16 .235 .288 .353 .641 74 24 2 0 0 4/65
1955 28 TOT MLB 20 56 52 3 12 3 0 0 2 0 0 4 14 .231 .286 .288 .574 50 15 2 0 0 0 0 6/54
1955 28 BOS AL 14 46 42 3 11 3 0 0 2 0 0 4 11 .262 .326 .333 .659 72 14 2 0 0 0 0 6/4
1955 28 CHC NL 6 10 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .100 .100 .100 .200 -47 1 0 0 0 0 0 /56
1956 29 CHC NL 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Yrs 208 670 598 69 136 24 2 13 76 2 2 55 109 .227 .295 .339 .634 63 203 23 2 15 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 522 466 54 106 19 2 10 59 2 2 43 85 .227 .295 .339 .634 63 158 18 2 12
CHC (2 yrs) 8 12 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .083 .083 .083 .167 -55 1 0 0 0 0 0
SLB (2 yrs) 121 435 380 49 91 15 2 8 51 2 1 40 68 .239 .314 .353 .666 68 134 14 1 14
BOS (1 yr) 14 46 42 3 11 3 0 0 2 0 0 4 11 .262 .326 .333 .659 72 14 2 0 0 0 0
CLE (1 yr) 34 73 68 7 16 2 0 2 13 0 0 5 16 .235 .288 .353 .641 74 24 2 0 0
DET (1 yr) 31 104 96 10 17 4 0 3 10 0 1 6 9 .177 .233 .313 .546 47 30 5 1 1
AL (4 yrs) 200 658 586 69 135 24 2 13 76 2 2 55 104 .230 .299 .345 .643 66 202 23 2 15 0 0
NL (2 yrs) 8 12 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .083 .083 .083 .167 -55 1 0 0 0 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1949 22 SLB AL 2 8 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .503 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /4
1950 23 SLB AL 119 427 -21 1 -3 -12 4 -31 -2.9 13 -18 -1.6 .475 .482 -0.6 -0.7 -6 45/6
1953 26 DET AL 31 104 -8 0 -0 -8 1 -15 -1.6 3 -12 -1.3 .449 .490 -0.4 -0.7 -4 4
1953 26 CLE AL 34 73 -2 -1 -0 2 1 0 0.0 2 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.0 0.3 0 4/65
1955 28 BOS AL 14 46 -1 0 -0 -0 1 -1 -0.1 1 1 0.1 .496 .500 0.1 0.1 1 6/4
1955 28 CHC NL 6 10 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 0 -1 -0.1 .474 .499 -0.2 0.1 -2 /56
1956 29 CHC NL 2 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .470 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0
5 Seasons 208 670 -36 1 -3 -18 8 -48 -4.7 21 -28 -2.7 .477 .488 -1.1 -0.9 -10
CHC (2 yrs) 8 12 -3 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .473 .499 -0.2 0.1 -2
SLB (2 yrs) 121 435 -21 1 -3 -12 4 -31 -2.9 13 -17 -1.6 .476 .482 -0.5 -0.7 -5
BOS (1 yr) 14 46 -1 0 -0 -0 1 -1 -0.1 1 1 0.1 .496 .500 0.1 0.1 1
CLE (1 yr) 34 73 -2 -1 -0 2 1 0 0.0 2 2 0.2 .501 .500 0.0 0.3 0
DET (1 yr) 31 104 -8 0 -0 -8 1 -15 -1.6 3 -12 -1.3 .449 .490 -0.4 -0.7 -4

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1949 SLB AL 22 2B 2 2 2 12 4 8 0 1 1.000 6.00 .974 5.50
1950 SLB AL 23 2B 93 86 76 742.1 568 244 302 22 62 .961 6.62 5.87 .976 5.86 5.76
1950 SLB AL 23 3B 24 25 21 218.0 63 24 32 7 4 .889 2.31 2.33 .960 3.25 3.20
1950 SLB AL 23 SS 3 1 1 10.2 10 3 6 1 2 .900 7.59 3.00 .961 5.06 4.97
1953 TOT AL 26 2B 45 40 32 354.0 225 106 111 8 36 .964 -8 -27 5.52 4.82 .979 5.60 5.57
1953 DET AL 26 2B 26 26 23 230.0 151 74 69 8 22 .947 -8 -42 5.60 5.50 .979 5.60 5.57
1953 CLE AL 26 2B 19 14 9 124.0 74 32 42 0 14 1.000 0 0 5.37 3.89 .979 5.60 5.57
1953 CLE AL 26 SS 8 3 3 34.0 21 6 15 0 2 1.000 2 71 5.56 2.63 .966 5.11 5.08
1953 CLE AL 26 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 3.60 3.40
1955 TOT MLB 28 SS 15 14 10 111.2 62 21 38 3 5 .952 -0 -1 4.76 3.93 .959 4.93 4.90
1955 BOS AL 28 SS 14 14 10 109.2 61 20 38 3 5 .951 -0 -1 4.76 4.14 .959 4.93 4.89
1955 BOS AL 28 2B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.30
1955 CHC NL 28 3B 2 2 2 16.0 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 0 38 2.25 2.00 .950 3.15 3.10
1955 CHC NL 28 SS 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.50 1.00 .960 4.95 5.00
4 Seasons 2B 141 128 110 1098.1 805 354 421 30 99 .963 -8 -9 6.25 5.50 .977 5.78 5.69
3 Seasons 3B 27 27 23 235.0 67 26 34 7 4 .896 0 3 2.30 2.22 .959 3.24 3.20
3 Seasons SS 26 18 14 156.1 93 30 59 4 9 .957 2 15 5.12 3.42 .961 4.98 4.96
5 Seasons TOT 194 173 147 1489.2 965 410 514 41 112 .958 -6 -5 5.51 4.76 .974 5.29 5.25
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1950 AL  14 (5th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1950 AL  30 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1950 AL  22 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
1950 AL  6.62 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1950 AL  5.87 (2nd)

                                         

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