A steady-fielding switch-hitter with little power from either side of the plate, Owen was named captain of the Mariners at the start of the 1986 season, but was traded to the Red Sox that August 19. In his third game with Boston on August 21, 1986
, he tied a major league record with six runs in a 24-5 rout of Cleveland.
Owen was traded to Montreal for John Dopson before the 1989 season and became the Expos' starting shortstop. He flourished defensively in Montreal, leading the league in fielding percentage twice and setting the NL record with 61 consecutive errorless games at shortstop, though that record has since been surpassed by Rey Ordonez. (ArB/SCL/JT)