DET@STL 6/29/35 Marv Owen
Mere 'Charley Horse Keeps Owen Laid Up ST. LOUIS, June 29 Baseball is a peculiar game in which trouble frequently comes from a quarter where it was least expected to appear. At the beginning of the current season the Tigers were plunged into gloom when it was learned that Marvin Owen had been operated upon at Hot Springs. Ark., before coming to training camp. "He's sick again and is in for a bum year," said one when told that Owen had submitted to a nasal operation. "He hadn't oughter let those doctors go tinkering around with his schnozzle." Knowing that the Tigers' success might depend to a large extent upon Owen's health, Mickey Coch rane cauuonea him to take things easy at the start of training campaign. ''Don't do any hard work until you're r i g h t," said Mickey, "a n d we'll 1 e t you decide when you're right." So what happened? Owen's healih was distinctly improved by the nasal operation. But Marvin be Owen came concerned about his future when ha learned that his team mates were worried about his health. He started to do hard work as soon as he arrived in camp, pulled a "charley-horse" in each leg tha first day and was a semi-cripple until recently when Cochrane, desperate, benched him for two weeks in order to give him a chance to recover. If anybody had asked a Tiger at tha beginning of tha season to guess what physical ailment Owen was likely to come up with during the year, he would be apt to name anything except simple charley-horse or strain muscle. Psittacosis or alopecia, yes. But a charley-horse. no. Yet Owen has gone through half of the season with a charley-horse In each leg.