Owchinko in 1978
|Born: January 1, 1955|
|September 25, 1976, for the San Diego Padres|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 1, 1986, for the Montreal Expos|
|Earned run average||4.28|
Robert Dennis Owchinko (born January 1, 1955) is a former professional baseball pitcher. A left-handed pitcher, he played all or part of ten seasons in Major League Baseball, between 1976 and 1986, for the San Diego Padres, Cleveland Indians, Oakland Athletics, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds, and Montreal Expos.
Owchinko attended Eastern Michigan University, from where he was picked in the first round (5th overall) by Peter Bavasi for the San Diego Padres in 1976. Over his career, he worked extensively as both a starter and in relief. In 1978, he won a career high 10 games with the San Diego Padres, along with posting career low earned run average of 3.56. In 1979, he appeared in a career high 42 games. On December 9, 1980, he was included in a six player trade for Bert Blyleven and Manny Sanguillén.