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Owens' athletic family

Henry Owens is just one of many athletes in his family.

Chrissy Owens brought more than just a sizzling riseball when she came to the University of Alabama.

The junior pitcher for the fifth-ranked Crimson Tide softball team also brought bloodlines.

Her big brother, Henry, has risen through the minor league ranks to become the closer for the Florida Marlins. Her older sister, Jennifer, was a two-sport star at Florida International who went on to play professional softball. Her uncle, Juan Bustabad, was a first-round draft choice of the Oakland Athletics in the late 1970s and is now a manager in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.

There's even an aunt somewhere in the family tree who played volleyball at Southern Cal.

You really should read the whole story about the family.  While most of it centers around Chrissy, and rightly so, it does touch on her and Henry's relationship. And judging by the little picture in the article, Henry didn't get the looks in the family.

Sometime during spring training Maverick wondered which Marlin could throw a football the hardest or was it the longest?  (I don't have time to go find the comment and link to it.)  Either way, the two leading contestants at the time were Borchard and Abercrombie.  I thought it would've been Borchard since he had college training, I'm now changing my answer.

Murphy first saw Chrissy Owens pitch when she was a 12-year-old. Around that time he noticed Henry Owens throwing a football with the father of another Alabama player.

"I'd see them on the sidelines and he'd throw it like 70 yards," Murphy said. "I thought he was a quarterback.

My new answer is Owens.