Thursday, December 26, 2013

Paul Owens

On this date in 2003, Paul Owens passed away at age 79.

"How do you unshake a handshake?" - Tigers GM Jim Campbell after Phillies GM Paul Owens cancelled a trade made the night before in 1974 

1 comment:

Jim from Downingtown said...

The architect of those late-1970s Phillies teams.

On his watch, the Phillies signed and developed Mike Schmidt, Greg Luzinski, Larry Bowa, and Bob Boone, and traded for Tug McGraw, Garry Maddox, Bake McBride, Jim Kaat, Jim Lonborg, Dave Cash, Manny Trillo, and Pete Rose.

Ruben Amaro, pay attention!