» May 8, 1912:
The Giants score nine runs by the 3rd inning and young Jeff Tesreau holds on for an 11–8 win over the Cardinals. Christy Mathewson relieves in the 9th for New York. In the 7th inning, with a man on third, Tesreau grounds to SS Wally Smith, whose throw to 1B hits ump Brick Owens in the head knocking him out (as noted by Retrosheet). Owens' wife, who is watching from the grandstands, faints. The runner is sent back to 3B and Tesreau hits again. Owens is back at work tomorrow.
» June 23, 1917: In the first of two games at Boston, Babe Ruth starts for the Red Sox and walks the leadoff man, griping to plate umpire Brick Owens after each pitch. On ball 4, Ruth plants a right to the umpire's jaw and is ejected. Ernie Shore hastily relieves. The runner Ray Morgan is then caught stealing, and Shore retires all 26 men he faces in a 4–0 win, getting credit in the books for a perfect game. Ruth is not fined, but draws a 10-day suspension. Boston's Dutch Leonard then beats Walter Johnson, 5–0, in the nitecap. Ruth is suspended for his actions, a ban that will last nine days. He also is fined $100.
» September 9, 1917:
In Chicago, with the score tied 3–3 in the 10th inning between the Sox and the Indians, umpire Brick Owens forfeits the game to Chicago, 9–0, because of the 'dilatory tactics' of the Tribe. Chicago now leads the AL by seven games. The Cleveland players protest Owens ruling in the 10th when, with two on a no outs, he calls Jack Graney out on a close play. The ensuing argument delays the game ten minutes with several Indians rolling on the ground and tossing their mitts. When Chicago's first hitter, pitcher Dave Danforth, strikes out to open the bottom of the inning, Indian catcher Steve O'Neill fires the ball into CF, whereupon Owens calls the forfeit.
» May 20, 1922: Babe Ruth and Bob Meusel (and since-traded pitcher Bill Piercy), suspended on October 16, 1921, by Judge Landis, are reinstated and return to the New York lineup going hitless in New York's 8–2 loss to the rallying Browns at the Polo Grounds. The Browns, down 2–0 after 7, score one in the 8th and seven in the 9th, six of them coming after the game-ending out is called by ump Ollie Chill at first base. Pitcher Sam Jones, taking the throw at 1B from Wally Pipp, apparently makes the 3rd out and fans swarm the field. But Jones does not hold onto the ball cleanly and plate ump Brick Owens instructs Chill to make a safe call. The tying run scores on the play and, when the action resumes 15 minutes later, Wally Gerber singles to make the score 3–2. Walks to Sisler and Williams force home another run, and Baby Doll Jacobson clears the bases with a grand slam into the RF stands to complete the scoring. Winner Urban Shocker allows just three hits, including a two-run homer by second baseman Aaron Ward. The loss to Jones starts him on a 10-game losing streak, while a cold Ban Johnson will let umpire Ollie Chill go after the season.
» July 23, 1922: When umpires Brick Owens and Tom Connolly miss a train, the Detroit and St. Louis trainers, Bits Bierhalter and Howley, are pressed into service.
» July 27, 1922: Vangilder gives up a home run to Pipp in the 4th but leads, 2–1 going in to the 8th inning. The Yankees jump on the Browns starter and Kolp for four runs before the Browns tie with three in the 9th. Dave Danforth comes on Fred Hofman on a pitch "that sailed a foot." When Brick Owens exams the ball, he rules it was doctored, earning Danforth an automatic 10-day suspension. Reliever Wayne Wright comes on and serves up a game-winning home run to Wally Schang. Yanks win, 6–5.
» June 28, 1927: At Chicago, Lena Blackburne, filling in for manager Ray Schalk, ejected earlier in the game by Brick Owens, inserts himself as a pinch hitter in the 9th and singles. He comes around to score the winning run as the White Sox edge the Indians, 8–7.
» May 12, 1930: A bad err day for Umpire Brick Owens as he calls five balks against Cleveland's Milt Shoffner -- 3 in the 3rd -- and three against Philadelphia's George Earnshaw. Philadelphia wins 13–7.