Spike was never a major star, but Mark Langston described his as one of the best teammates in baseball. I wouldn't name my dog after just anyone.
I own what I believe to be the only autographed Spike Owen Cleveland Indians cap. There was a rumour that he was going to be traded to the Indians and we were doing a baseball card show for Austin little leaguers so I got him to sign the cap and date it (11-20-88). Somewhere I have several thousand Spike Owen cards from the 1980s. If he becomes govenor (stranger things have happened in Texas) or president I will be able to retire.
When I last saw Spike he was a coach with the Round Rock Express.