|Born: August 8, 1936 |
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|September 10, 1958|
for the Los Angeles Dodgers
|September 30, 1973|
for the Detroit Tigers
|Batting average||. Outfielder is a generic term applied to each of the people playing in the three defensive positions in Baseball farthest from the batter Events 1220 - Sweden is defeated by Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula. Year 1936 ( MCMXXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Columbus is the Capital and the largest city of the US state of Ohio. Events 506 - The Bishops of Visigothic Gaul meet in the Council of Agde. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: New York Yankees over Milwaukee Braves (4-3 Bob Turley, MVP The Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team based in Los Angeles California, USA Events 1399 - Henry IV is proclaimed King of England. 1744 - France and Spain defeat the Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Oakland Athletics over New York Mets (4-3 Reggie Jackson, The Detroit Tigers are a professional baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan, USA Batting average is a Statistic in both Cricket and Baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively 273|
|Runs batted in||1,119|
|Career highlights and awards|
Frank Oliver Howard (born August 8, 1936 in Columbus, Ohio), nicknamed "Hondo" and "The Capital Punisher", is a former left and right fielder, coach and manager in Major League Baseball who played most of his career for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Senators/Texas Rangers. The Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team based in Los Angeles California, USA Champions Major League Baseball World Series: New York Yankees over Milwaukee Braves (4-3 Bob Turley, MVP Champions Major League Baseball World Series: St Louis Cardinals over New York Yankees (4-3 Bob Gibson, MVP The Texas Rangers are an American professional baseball team based in Arlington Texas, United States, representing the Dallas-Ft Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers over Minnesota Twins (4-3 Sandy Koufax, MVP Champions Major League Baseball World Series MVP Roberto Clemente All-Star Game, July 13 at The Texas Rangers are an American professional baseball team based in Arlington Texas, United States, representing the Dallas-Ft Labor strife and more moving 1972 was tainted by a players' strike over pension and salary arbitration The Detroit Tigers are a professional baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan, USA Labor strife and more moving 1972 was tainted by a players' strike over pension and salary arbitration Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Oakland Athletics over New York Mets (4-3 Reggie Jackson, The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the "Midsummer Classic" is an annual Baseball game between players from the National League For other events named "World Series" see World Series (disambiguation. The 1963 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Dodgers sweeping the Series in four games In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given annually to one player from each league as voted upon by the Baseball Writers Association of America Events 1220 - Sweden is defeated by Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula. Year 1936 ( MCMXXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Columbus is the Capital and the largest city of the US state of Ohio. A left fielder (LF is an Outfielder in the sport of Baseball who plays defense in left field. Position description Outfielders must cover large distances so speed instincts and quickness to react to the ball are key In Baseball, a number of coaches assist in the smooth functioning of a team In Baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager (or more formally the field manager) this individual controls matters The Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team based in Los Angeles California, USA The Texas Rangers are an American professional baseball team based in Arlington Texas, United States, representing the Dallas-Ft One of the most physically intimidating hitters in the sport, he was named the National League's Rookie of the Year in 1960, and went on to lead the American League in home runs and total bases twice each and in slugging average, runs batted in and walks once each. The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League ( NL) is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given annually to one player from each league as voted upon by the Baseball Writers Association of America Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Pittsburgh Pirates over New York Yankees (4-3 Bobby Richardson, The American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the American League ( AL) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in In Baseball statistics, total bases refers to the number of bases a player has gained with hits, i In Baseball statistics, slugging percentage (abbreviated SLG) is a popular measure of the power of a hitter. A base on balls ( BB) is credited to a batter and against a pitcher in Baseball statistics when a batter receives four pitches that the umpire His 382 career home runs were the eighth most by a right-handed hitter when he retired; his 237 home runs in a Washington uniform are a record for any of that city's several franchises, as are his 1969 totals of 48 HRs and 340 total bases. Champions Major League Baseball The most notable part of the 1969 season were the Miracle Mets World Series: New York Mets His Washington/Texas franchise records of 1,172 games, 4,120 at bats, 246 HRs, 1,141 hits, 701 RBI, 544 runs, 155 doubles, 2,074 total bases and a . In Baseball, an at bat ( AB) or time at bat is used to calculate certain statistics, including Batting average, On base In Baseball statistics, a hit (denoted by H) sometimes called a base hit, is credited to a batter when the batter safely reaches In Baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around first second and third base and returns safely to Home plate, touching In Baseball, a double is the act of a batter striking the pitched ball and safely reaching Second base without being called out by the Umpire 503 slugging average have variously been broken by Jim Sundberg, Toby Harrah and Juan González. James Howard Sundberg (born May 18 1951 in Galesburg Illinois) is a former Professional baseball catcher for a number of teams most significantly Colbert Dale (Toby Harrah (b October 26, 1948 in Sissonville West Virginia) was a professional baseball player who played with the Texas Rangers Juan Alberto González Vázquez (born October 20, 1969 in Arecibo Puerto Rico) nicknamed "Juan Gone" or "Igor" is a Professional
Howard was an All-American in both basketball and baseball at Ohio State, and was drafted by the Philadelphia Warriors of the NBA. An All-American "team" is an honorary Sports team composed of outstanding Amateur players those considered the best players of a specific season for Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m The Ohio State University ( OSU) is a Coeducational public Research university in the state of Ohio. The Golden State Warriors are an American professional Basketball team based in Oakland, California. Listed at 6'8" and 275 pounds, he instead signed with the Dodgers organization, and after a handful of appearances in 1958 and 1959 he succeeded Carl Furillo as Los Angeles' right fielder in 1960; he was named the Minor League Player of the Year in 1959 by The Sporting News after hitting 43 homers in the Pacific Coast League. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: New York Yankees over Milwaukee Braves (4-3 Bob Turley, MVP Carl Anthony Furillo ( March 8 1922 - January 21 1989) nicknamed "The Reading Rifle" and "Skoonj" was a Right fielder Sporting News (previously The Sporting News, and known colloquially as TSN) is an American -based Sports The Pacific Coast League (PCL is a Minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. He was named the NL's Rookie of the Year after batting . Batting average is a Statistic in both Cricket and Baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively 268 with 23 home runs and 77 RBI, and was nicknamed "Hondo" by teammates after a John Wayne film. Hondo is a 1953 Western film starring John Wayne. It is somewhat a retelling of Hamlet, in that Hondo kills a young boy's father marries John Wayne ( May 26, 1907 &ndash June 11, 1979) was an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award -winning American He belted 98 homers in the following four seasons, most prominently in a 1962 campaign in which he batted . The 1962 season is perhaps most notable for the dismal 40-120 record of the New York Mets, which has been a continuing source of humor among baseball fans as well as comedians such as 296 with 31 home runs and finished among the NL's top five players in RBI (119) and slugging (. 560). The season ended with the Dodgers and San Francisco Giants tied for first place, necessitating a three-game pennant playoff; Howard had only a single in 11 at bats and struck out three times against Billy Pierce in the first game, including the final out; but he had a run and an RBI in the second contest, an 8–7 win. The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in, that currently play in the National League West Division. In Baseball or Softball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by SO or K) occurs when a batter receives three strikes Walter William Pierce (born April 2 1927 in Detroit Michigan) is a former left-handed Starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who The Giants took the pennant in three games, but Howard would later finish ninth in the MVP voting. The Most Valuable Player Award (commonly known as the MVP award is an annual award given to one outstanding player in each league of Major League Baseball.
In 1963 his production dropped off to a . Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers over New York Yankees (4-0 Sandy Koufax, MVP 273 average, 28 homers and 64 RBI; but the Dodgers won the pennant, and his upper-deck solo home run off Whitey Ford broke a scoreless tie in the fifth inning of Game 4 of the World Series, helping Los Angeles to a 2–1 win and a sweep of the New York Yankees. Edward Charles "Whitey" Ford (born October 21, 1926) is a former Major League Baseball Pitcher who spent his entire 18-year career The 1963 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Dodgers sweeping the Series in four games The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of The Bronx, in New York City, New York. He again hit over 20 home runs in 1964, and on June 4 his three-run home run in the seventh inning provided all the scoring in Sandy Koufax's third no-hitter, a 3–0 defeat of the Philadelphia Phillies; Howard had also homered for the final run in Koufax's first no-hitter on June 30 two years earlier, a 5–0 win over the New York Mets. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: St Louis Cardinals over New York Yankees (4-3 Bob Gibson, MVP Events 781 BC - The first historic Solar eclipse is recorded in China. Sanford Koufax (ˈkoʊfæks (born Sanford Braun, on December 30, 1935) is an American Left-handed former Pitcher in In Baseball, a no-hitter (also known as a no-hit game, or colloquially a no-no) refers to a game in which one of the teams prevented the other from getting The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Events 350 - Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, is defeated and killed by troops of the Usurper "Mets" redirects here For the medical term see Metastasis. But the team's 1962 move into spacious Dodger Stadium did not favor power hitters, and their speedier outfielders Tommy and Willie Davis were seen as more in line with the club's future; Howard's . Dodger Stadium is a large outdoor ballpark in Los Angeles California at Chávez Ravine. Herman Thomas Davis Jr (born March 21 1939 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former Left fielder in Major League Baseball best William Henry Davis (born April 15 1940 in Mineral Springs Arkansas, United States) is a former Center fielder in Major League 226 batting average in 1964—combined with regularly high strikeout totals—led to his trade to Washington in a seven-player December deal which brought Claude Osteen to Los Angeles. Claude Wilson Osteen (born August 9, 1939 in Caney Springs Tennessee near Chapel Hill) is a former left-handed Starting pitcher in In 2005 Howard recalled welcoming the trade despite going from a pennant contender to a weak expansion team, noting, "I was essentially a fourth outfielder in L. A. , hitting 25 home runs a year in the biggest baseball park in America and doing it on 400 at-bats. " He added, "What could I do if I get 550 at-bats? I had my best years here. "
Shifted to left field in Washington, he was unquestionably the center of the offense, leading the team in homers and RBI in each of his seven seasons there. But under managers Gil Hodges, Jim Lemon and Ted Williams, the Senators were a woeful bunch, achieving only one winning season in that time. Gilbert Raymond Hodges ( April 4 1924 – April 2 1972) was an American First baseman and manager in Major James Robert Lemon ( March 23 1928 – May 14 2006) was an American right and Left fielder, manager Theodore Samuel "Ted" Williams ( August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002) also nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter In 1967 he hit 36 homers, third in the AL behind Harmon Killebrew and Carl Yastrzemski, as he entered the peak years of his career. Harmon Clayton Killebrew (ˈkɪləˌbɹuː born June 29 1936 is a former Major League Baseball player and member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Carl Michael Yastrzemski (jəˈstrɛmski (born August 22, 1939) nicknamed "Yaz" then moved him to the Minneapolis Millers for the post-season During an amazing one-week stretch in the spring of 1968 (May 12–18), Howard hammered 10 home runs in 20 at bats, with at least one in six consecutive games; his 10 home runs are also the most ever in one week. The Year of the Pitcher In Major League Baseball, the trend throughout the 1960s was of increased pitching dominance caused by enforcing a larger strike zone (top of armpit He would go on to hit 13 homers in 16 games, a mark that would stand until Albert Belle matched it in 1995. Albert Jojuan Belle (born August 25, 1966) is a former American Major League Baseball Outfielder for the Cleveland Indians Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Atlanta Braves over Cleveland Indians (4-2 Tom Glavine, MVP Howard finished the season leading the AL with 44 HR, a . 552 slugging average and 330 total bases, and was second to Ken Harrelson with 106 RBI; he made his first of four consecutive All-Star teams, and placed eighth in the MVP balloting, although the Senators finished in tenth (last) place with a 65–96 record. Kenneth Smith Harrelson (born September 4, 1941 in Woodruff South Carolina) Nicknamed "The Hawk" due to his distinctive The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the "Midsummer Classic" is an annual Baseball game between players from the National League
Howard wore #9 on his jersey from the time he joined the Senators through 1968. When new owner Bob Short signed Hall of Fame slugger Williams to manage the club, Howard happily gave up #9 so Williams could wear it once again; Howard donned #33 for the start of the 1969 season. Williams played a major role in teaching him to be more patient at the plate, asking the slugger, "Can you tell me how a guy can hit 44 home runs and only get 48 bases on balls?" He encouraged Howard to not swing at the first fastball he saw, and work the pitcher deeper into the count; the advice resulted in his walk totals nearly doubling. For the American band of the same name see Fastball (band. For the game also known as fast-pitch softball see Softball. Beginning in 1968, Howard played semi-regularly at first base in order to reduce the physical impact of patrolling the outfield. First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a Baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a baserunner in order to score a run In 1969 he had career highs with 48 homers (Killebrew was the home run champion with 49), 111 runs (second in the AL to Reggie Jackson), a . Reginald Martinez Jackson (born May 18 1946) nicknamed " Mr 296 batting average and a . 574 slugging mark, and the Senators had their best year with an 86–76 record though they finished far behind the Baltimore Orioles in the Eastern Division. The Baltimore Orioles are a professional baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. He again led the AL with 340 total bases, the most ever by a Washington player, and added 111 RBI; his fourth-place finish in the MVP vote was the highest of his career. In 1970 he led the AL both in HR (44) and RBI (126); his 132 walks in that year also topped the league, and remain a franchise record. Champions Major Leagues World Series MVP Brooks Robinson All-Star Game, July 14 at Riverfront Stadium On September 2, he received three intentional walks from Sam McDowell—two of them to lead off an inning. Events 44 BC - Pharaoh Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion. A base on balls ( BB) is credited to a batter and against a pitcher in Baseball statistics when a batter receives four pitches that the umpire Samuel Edward Thomas "Sam" McDowell (born September 21, 1942 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania) is a former Pitcher in Major League He came in fifth in the 1970 MVP race, and received one first-place vote.
Howard is one of three players (along with Killebrew and Cecil Fielder) to have hit a ball onto the left-field roof at Tiger Stadium. Cecil Grant Fielder (ˈsɛsəl (born September 21, 1963 in Los Angeles California) is a former Professional baseball player who was a noted Tiger Stadium (formerly Navin Field then Briggs Stadium is a Stadium located in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan. He has also been reported to be the only player ever to hit a fair ball out of Yankee Stadium (it was ruled a foul ball, but Yankee outfielder Bobby Murcer later said it was fair). In Baseball, a fair ball is a batted ball that has not yet become a Foul ball, and that The original Yankee Stadium is a Stadium located in The Bronx in New York City. In Baseball, a foul ball is a batted ball that is not a Foul tip, and that passes out of the playing field in flight while over foul Bobby Ray Murcer ( May 20 1946 – July 12 2008) was an American Major League Baseball Outfielder who played In a game at Fenway Park, he hit a line drive which struck the center field wall 390 feet from home plate and bounced into Reggie Smith's glove before Howard had even reached first base. Carl Reginald Smith (born April 2, 1945 in Shreveport Louisiana) is a former Major League Baseball Outfielder, coach and front During his National League days, Howard also crushed a ball an estimated 560 feet at Pittsburgh's Forbes Field. Forbes Field was a Baseball park in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania from 1909 to 1971
Howard hit the last regular-season home run for the Senators in RFK Stadium in his final at bat on September 30, 1971 off Yankees pitcher Mike Kekich, who delivered a 2–0 fastball requested by New York manager Ralph Houk; Howard reportedly thanked catcher Thurman Munson when he crossed home plate. Robert F Kennedy Memorial Stadium, better known as RFK Stadium or RFK, is a professional sports Stadium in Washington D Events 1399 - Henry IV is proclaimed King of England. 1744 - France and Spain defeat the Champions Major League Baseball World Series MVP Roberto Clemente All-Star Game, July 13 at Michael Dennis Kekich (born April 2, 1945 in San Diego California) was a Major League Baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers Ralph George Houk (born August 9, 1919 in Lawrence Kansas) nicknamed "The Major" is a former Catcher, coach, manager Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in Cricket. Thurman Lee Munson ( June 7 1947 – August 2 1979) was an American Catcher in Major League Baseball who played After waving to the cheering fans, Howard tossed his helmet liner into the stands, and after the game called it the biggest thrill of his career.
The Senators moved to Dallas/Fort Worth in 1972, becoming the Texas Rangers, but Howard batted only . The Dallas – Fort Worth – Arlington metropolitan area, a title designated by the U Labor strife and more moving 1972 was tainted by a players' strike over pension and salary arbitration The Texas Rangers are an American professional baseball team based in Arlington Texas, United States, representing the Dallas-Ft 244 with nine HRs in 95 games before his contract was sold to the Detroit Tigers in August; he had just one home run in 33 games for Detroit, and did not appear in the postseason for the division champions. The Detroit Tigers are a professional baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan, USA He ended his major league career in 1973 with a . Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Oakland Athletics over New York Mets (4-3 Reggie Jackson, 256 average and 12 home runs for the Tigers, playing as their designated hitter. In Baseball, the designated hitter rule is the common name for Major League Baseball Rule 6 Unable to find a job in the majors, in 1974 Howard signed to play in Japan's Pacific League for the Taiheiyo Lions. Champions Major League Baseball 1974 World Series: Oakland Athletics over Los Angeles Dodgers (4-1 Rollie Fingers For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. The or is one of Japan 's two major professional Baseball leagues the other being the Central League. The are a Professional baseball team in Japan 's Pacific League. In his first time at bat for his new team, he swung mightily and struck out, hurting his back; he never played again.
In 16 seasons, Howard was a . 273 career hitter with a . 499 slugging average, 382 home runs and 1119 RBI in 1895 games. Games played (most often abbreviated as G or GP) is a Statistic used in Team sports to indicate the total number of games in which a player has His lifetime marks included 864 runs, 1774 hits, 245 doubles, 35 triples, eight stolen bases and a . In Baseball, a triple is the act of a batter safely reaching Third base after hitting the ball with neither the benefit of a fielder's misplay (see In Baseball, a stolen base occurs when a Baserunner successfully advances to the next base while the Pitcher is delivering the ball to Home plate 352 on base percentage; his 1,460 strikeouts were then the fifth highest total in major league history. In Baseball statistics, on-base percentage (OBP (sometimes referred to as on-base average ', as the statistic is rarely presented as a true Percentage) Jim Sundberg surpassed his Senators/Rangers franchise totals for career games, at bats and doubles in 1982 and 1983; Toby Harrah broke his marks for runs and hits in 1985 and 1986; and Juan González broke his records for home runs, RBI, total bases, and slugging average in 1997 and 1998. James Howard Sundberg (born May 18 1951 in Galesburg Illinois) is a former Professional baseball catcher for a number of teams most significantly Champions Major League Baseball World Series Champion St Louis Cardinals World Series MVP Darrell Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Baltimore Orioles over Philadelphia Phillies (4-1 Rick Dempsey, Colbert Dale (Toby Harrah (b October 26, 1948 in Sissonville West Virginia) was a professional baseball player who played with the Texas Rangers Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Kansas City Royals over St Champions Major League Baseball World Series: New York Mets over Boston Red Sox (4-3 Ray Knight, MVP Juan Alberto González Vázquez (born October 20, 1969 in Arecibo Puerto Rico) nicknamed "Juan Gone" or "Igor" is a Professional Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Florida Marlins over Cleveland Indians (4-3 Liván Hernández, Headline events of the year Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Ken Griffey Jr
Following his retirement as a player, Howard managed the San Diego Padres in 1981 but finished in last place in both halves of the strike-marred season. The San Diego Padres are a Major League Baseball team based in San Diego California since their founding in 1969 The 1981 Major League Baseball strike was the fifth work stoppage in Major League Baseball since the 1972 Major League Baseball strike With the Mets, he took over as manager for the last 116 games in 1983 after George Bamberger resigned, but again finished in last place. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Baltimore Orioles over Philadelphia Phillies (4-1 Rick Dempsey, George Irvin Bamberger ( August 1, 1923 - April 4, 2004) was a Major League Baseball Pitcher for the 1951-1952 New He posted a 93–133 career managerial record. He also coached for the Milwaukee Brewers (1977–80, 1985–86), Mets (1982–84, 1994–96), Seattle Mariners (1987–88), Yankees (1989, 1991–92), and Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998–99). The Milwaukee Brewers are a Major League Baseball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which plays in the Central Division of the National League The Seattle Mariners are an American professional baseball team based in Seattle, Washington, United States. The Tampa Bay Rays are a Major League Baseball franchise based in St Since 2000 he has worked for the Yankees as a player development instructor.
On April 14, 2005, baseball came back to Washington. Events 43 BC - Battle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Julius Caesar 's assassin Decimus Junius Brutus in 2005 Major League Baseball season Headline events of the year Chicago White Sox swept the Houston Astros to win the World Series In 1972 Howard had thought that before much time had passed, another President would deliver the opening-day pitch in the capital. The ceremonial first ball is a longstanding Ritual of American baseball in which a guest of honor throws a ball to mark the end of pregame festivities and Looking back, he remarked, "I thought that within five years it would be back. Well, 34 years later, here we are. " Before the game at RFK Stadium between the Washington Nationals and Arizona Diamondbacks, Howard walked out to left field and was greeted by a loud ovation during pregame ceremonies which featured players from both former Senators clubs. The Washington Nationals is an American professional baseball team based in Washington D The Arizona Diamondbacks (also referred to as the D-backs) are a professional baseball team based in Phoenix Arizona. At age 68, Howard joked, "I know I'm going to left field—if I can make it that far without having a coronary. I used to be able to sprint out there but don't even know if I'll be able to jog. I told (former Senator Ed) Brinkman, 'For crissakes, call 911 if I have a blowout in left field. Edwin Albert Brinkman ( December 8, 1941 - September 30, 2008) was a Major League Baseball Shortstop. 911 (usually pronounced "nine-one-one" is the Emergency telephone number for the North American Numbering Plan (NANP '"