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Elston HowardTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1955-1968 MLB Years: 1955-1968
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Major Award Winner
World Series Champion

PositionsC-1138, OF-265, 1B-85Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameElston Gene Howard
Height6-2Weight200BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateFebruary 23,1929PlaceSt. Louis,Missouri
Death DateDecember 14,1980 [51.294]
High SchoolVashon (St. Louis,MO)
MLB DebutApril 14,1955 [26.050]
OrganizationsNYA [13] BOS [2] Awards3Awards Voting5-418
TBC Player ID13030Retrosheet IDhowae101MLBAM ID116204
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Player Notes:   The New York Yankees retired his #32 on July 21, 1984
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed42Power69Contact62XBH59RBIs77Runs47Hitting74Durability72Team.574Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1955New York YankeesALMLBnya32of2697279338187104300203611454.290.336.477.81313325305.300.187.258.3526.5611.801.803.2827.9030.86
1956New York YankeesALMLBnya32of2798290357683534012130122611.262.312.362.67410516316.276.100.169.2976.659.491.431.5858.0021.05
1957New York YankeesALMLBnya32of281103563390134844251643062618.253.283.379.66213525380.267.126.163.2884.2111.322.692.1144.5027.78
1958New York YankeesALMLBnya32c2910337645118195116611226004469.314.348.479.82718035406.346.165.223.3585.4214.782.732.7134.1829.66
1959New York YankeesALMLBnya321b-c30125443591212461873012057344412.273.306.476.78221148474.277.203.246.3384.2212.032.853.8024.6139.67
1960New York YankeesALMLBnya32c31107323297911363930284302878.245.298.353.65111420361.259.108.204.2847.7611.911.541.6653.8325.32
1961New York YankeesALMLBnya32c3212944664155175217703286531465.348.387.549.93624543482.368.201.258.4055.8113.492.324.3621.2427.74
1962New York YankeesALMLBnya32c33136494631382352191113176139120.279.318.474.79223449538.288.195.257.3455.7614.132.453.9023.5235.51
1963New York YankeesALMLBnya32c34135487751402162885003568612417.287.342.528.87025755531.285.241.312.3806.5912.811.945.2717.3939.29
1964New York YankeesALMLBnya32c351505506317227315841148735041210.313.371.455.82625045607.337.142.229.3607.9112.031.522.4736.6726.16
1965New York YankeesALMLBnya32c361103913891151945002465111316.233.278.345.62313525418.258.112.174.2785.7415.552.712.1543.4427.47
1966New York YankeesALMLBnya32c3712641038105192635003765103912.256.317.356.67314627451.289.100.190.2958.2014.411.761.3368.3325.71
1967New York YankeesALMLBnya32c386619913396031700123621236.196.247.271.518549216.222.075.136.2335.5616.673.001.3966.3323.08
1967Boston Red SoxALMLBbos18c3842116917301110092411234.147.211.198.409234129.172.051.129.1826.9818.602.670.78116.0023.53
1967Totals for AL-AL         108315225690428002160324610.178.233.244.4777713345.204.066.133.2146.0917.392.861.1678.7523.21
1968Boston Red SoxALMLBbos18c397120322494051811224512175.241.317.335.652689229.286.094.202.2929.6119.652.052.1840.6018.37
MLB Totals - 14 Season(s)Filter1605536361914712185016776291437378626295282157.274.322.427.74922904355843.292.153.221.0006.3813.452.112.8632.1129.57
New York Yankees Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter1492504458814052115016173381334271724264972148.279.324.436.76021994225485.295.157.224.0006.2413.072.102.9431.3330.04
Boston Red Sox Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter113319316670629113169233109.207.279.285.5649113358.243.078.176.0008.6619.272.231.6853.1719.70
Average MLB - Per 162 games162541621482251777113879335816.274.322.427.74923144590.292.153.221.0006.3813.452.112.8632.1129.57

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1955New York YankeesALMLBnya26OF75--1241033137134.9781.79------9777.348.7
1955New York YankeesALMLBnya26C9--233-226261.0002.89------979.35.8
1956New York YankeesALMLBnya27OF65--9721-10099.9901.52------9866.342.2
1956New York YankeesALMLBnya27C26--10814-51221221.0004.69-----29826.516.9
1957New York YankeesALMLBnya28OF71--6853-7673.9611.03------11064.546.1
1957New York YankeesALMLBnya28C32--1781134192189.9845.91-----311029.120.8
1957New York YankeesALMLBnya281B2--203-123231.00011.50------1101.81.3
1958New York YankeesALMLBnya29C67--3552618382381.9975.69-----310365.043.5
1958New York YankeesALMLBnya29OF24--5411-5655.9822.29------10323.315.6
1958New York YankeesALMLBnya291B5--382-540401.0008.00------1034.93.2
1959New York YankeesALMLBnya301B50--44426739477470.9859.40------12540.032.5
1959New York YankeesALMLBnya30C43--2212322246244.9925.67-----412534.427.9
1959New York YankeesALMLBnya30OF28--47-1-4847.9791.68------12522.418.2
1960New York YankeesALMLBnya31C91--4104069456450.9874.95-----810785.059.1
1960New York YankeesALMLBnya31OF1---------------1070.90.6
1961New York YankeesALMLBnya32C111--6354354683678.9936.11-----812986.068.5
1961New York YankeesALMLBnya321B9--9041129594.98910.44------1297.05.6
1962New York YankeesALMLBnya33C129--71344412761757.9955.87-----613694.979.6
1963New York YankeesALMLBnya34C132--7865158842837.9946.34-----813597.882.0
1964New York YankeesALMLBnya35C146--939672910081006.9986.89-----815097.390.1
1965New York YankeesALMLBnya36C95--6144366663657.9916.92-----1011086.458.6
1965New York YankeesALMLBnya361B5--291-230301.0006.00------1104.53.1
1965New York YankeesALMLBnya36OF1--1---111.0001.00------1100.90.6
1966New York YankeesALMLBnya37C100--5534496606597.9855.97-----612679.462.9
1966New York YankeesALMLBnya371B13--1128-111201201.0009.23------12610.38.2
1967New York YankeesALMLBnya38C48--2892654320315.9846.56-191163.336672.729.6
1967Boston Red SoxALMLBbos38C41--2461415261260.9966.34-13765.034297.625.3
1967New York YankeesALMLBnya381B1--1---111.0001.00------661.50.6
1968Boston Red SoxALMLBbos39C68--3773023409407.9955.99-411474.537195.842.0
MLB Totals for C - 14 season(s)-   C1138--6447479518769776926.9936.09-733269.57511380.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 7 season(s)-   OF265--3911893418409.9781.54------2650.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 7 season(s)-   1B85--73444870786778.9909.15------850.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1955New York YankeesALMLBnya26-9-------75-
1956New York YankeesALMLBnya27-26-------65-
1957New York YankeesALMLBnya28-322------71-
1958New York YankeesALMLBnya29-675------24-
1959New York YankeesALMLBnya30-4350------28-
1960New York YankeesALMLBnya31-91-------1-
1961New York YankeesALMLBnya32-1119--------
1962New York YankeesALMLBnya33-129---------
1963New York YankeesALMLBnya34-132---------
1964New York YankeesALMLBnya35-146---------
1965New York YankeesALMLBnya36-955------1-
1966New York YankeesALMLBnya37-10013--------
1967New York YankeesALMLBnya38-481--------
1967Boston Red SoxALMLBbos38-41---------
1968Boston Red SoxALMLBbos39-68---------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1955New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB26726350013001800000.192.222.308.5308127.235.116.1543.7029.638.003.7026.0020.00
1956New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB2715121011000000000.400.4001.2001.600625.250.800.8000.000.000.0020.005.00100.00
1957New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB28611230013001300000.273.333.545.8786112.286.272.3648.3325.003.008.3311.0033.33
1958New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB29618440002101400000.222.263.222.4854019.286.000.1115.2621.054.000.000.000.00
1960New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB31513461114001400000.462.500.9231.42312314.625.461.5387.1428.574.007.1413.0050.00
1961New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB32520553011002300000.250.318.550.86811422.250.300.4009.0913.641.504.5520.0080.00
1962New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB33621131001001400000.143.182.190.3724122.176.047.0954.5518.184.000.000.0033.33
1963New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB34415050001000300000.333.333.333.6665015.417.000.0000.0020.000.000.000.000.00
1964New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB35724571002004600000.292.393.333.7268128.389.041.20814.2921.431.500.000.0014.29
1967Boston Red SoxWorld SeriesMLB38718020001001200000.111.158.111.2692019.125.000.0565.2610.532.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 10 yrs5417125427151910123700000.246.295.386.6816613183.287.140.2166.5620.223.082.7334.2030.95

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1969New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya40First Base Coach1618081.49728.55Ralph Houk
1970New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya41First Base Coach1629369.57415.02Ralph Houk
1971New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya42First Base Coach1628280.50621.04Ralph Houk
1972New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya43First Base Coach1557976.5106.54Ralph Houk
1973New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya44First Base Coach1628082.49417.04Ralph Houk
1974New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya45First Base Coach1628973.5492.02Bill Virdon
1975New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya46First Base Coach1608377.51912.03Bill Virdon,Billy Martin
1976New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya47First Base Coach1599762.610--1Billy MartinLost World Series (Reds)
1977New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya48Bench Coach16210062.617--1Billy MartinWon World Series (Dodgers)
1978New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya49First Base Coach16310063.613--1Bob Lemon,Dick Howser,Billy MartinWon World Series (Dodgers)
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [3]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1963American League Gold Glove (Catcher) ... American League Most Valuable Player2
1964American League Gold Glove (Catcher)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1968-10-29Released by Red Sox. 
1967-08-03TradeTraded by Yankees to Red Sox for Ron Klimkowski and Pete Magrini. 
1950-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.