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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Frank Oliver Howard
Stat Years
1958-1973  [mlb] 1958-1973
Height/Weight
6-7 / 255
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
OF (1436) ... 1B (334) ... DH (76)
Draft Position
OF-1B
Born Date/Place
1936-08-08 in Columbus, Ohio   [84.081]
High School
Columbus South (Columbus,OH)
Colleges
Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio)
Draft
Signed as undrafted free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1958
Bonus
Signing Scouts
Cliff Alexander
MLB Debut
1958-09-10 - Boxscore  (Age: 22.033)
Service Time
Organizations
WS2 [7] LAN [7] DET [2] TEX [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 13031 ... retro id: howaf102 ... mlbam id: 116205
Relations
Pitch Repertoire
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Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1958Green Bay---B----21of-1b---112948710416234237119000000000.333.333.639.97248731173.000.306.0000.000.000.0013.27.6045.1
    1958Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2521ofL-S-E-P18293710120011100001.241.267.379.64630112.172.138.3533.3336.6711.0029.03.3328.6
    1959VictoriaTexAA----22of-1b---26326159931302779000000000.356.356.7161.07226118740.000.360.0000.000.000.009.710.3443.0
    1959SpokanePCLAAA----22of-1b---27629543941921647000000000.319.319.559.87829516537.000.240.0000.000.000.0018.45.4239.4
    1959Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2522ofL-S-E-P2921230116002900000.143.217.381.5982382.333.238.1828.7039.134.5021.04.3566.7
    1960SpokanePCLAAA----23of-1b---326971736110424000000000.371.371.608.979975915.000.237.0000.000.000.0024.24.1241.7
    1960Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2523ofL-S-E-P3117448541201522377013210832218.268.320.464.78448720840.266.196.3046.5722.183.3819.54.7233.3
    1961Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2524ofL-S-E-P49226736791021545012150112312.296.347.517.86429213827.296.221.3147.1917.122.3817.85.1434.2
    1962Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2525ofL-S-E-P5141493801462563111910391081141018.296.346.560.90653827662.345.264.3217.2520.072.7715.95.7642.5
    1963Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2526ofL-S-E-P6123417581141612864123311642347.273.330.518.84845921645.321.245.3127.1925.273.5214.96.1039.5
    1964Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2527ofL-S-E-P71344336098132246910511130171014.226.303.432.73549218739.326.206.24410.3722.972.2218.04.8839.8
    1965Washington Senators IIALMLBws2928ofL-S-E-P8149516531492262184005511220229.289.358.477.83557524649.295.188.3329.5719.482.0424.63.6532.9
    1966Washington Senators IIALMLBws2929ofL-S-E-P91464935213719418711153104102614.278.348.442.79054921841.272.164.3199.6518.941.9627.43.2829.9
    1967Washington Senators IIALMLBws2930ofL-S-E-P101495197113320236890160155501714.256.338.511.84958526558.368.255.29510.2626.502.5814.46.1543.6
    1968Washington Senators IIALMLBws2931of-1bL-S-E-P11158598791642834410600541416051213.274.338.552.89066333075.368.278.2878.1421.272.6113.66.6445.7
    1969Washington Senators IIALMLBws23332of-1bL-S-E-P121615921111751724811110102965031929.296.402.574.97670234067.453.278.28214.5313.680.9412.36.8438.3
    1970Washington Senators IIALMLBws23333ofL-S-E-P131615669016015144126121321252062923.283.416.546.96270630960.495.263.28818.7017.710.9512.96.2337.5
    1971Washington Senators IIALMLBws23334of-1bL-S-E-P1415354960153252268310771212052029.279.367.474.84163326053.337.195.31212.1619.121.5721.14.1134.6
    1972Texas RangersALMLBtex33351bL-S-E-P1595287287090931104255101816.244.341.369.71033110618.275.125.27212.6916.621.3131.92.7225.7
    1972Detroit TigersALMLBdet31351bL-S-E-P151433181017004800000.242.324.364.68837122.242.122.29210.8121.622.0033.02.7025.0
    1973Detroit TigersALMLBdet3336dhL-S-E-P16852272658911229012428000412.256.327.463.79025110522.308.207.2469.5611.161.1718.94.7837.9
    MLB Totals (17 yrs)18956488864177424535382111989782146033743135219.273.352.499.85173533235662.346.226.29710.6419.861.8717.05.2037.3
    American League Totals (10 yrs)127143805711207165212597375560394524025107159.276.364.500.86450322191445.362.224.29611.9818.781.5716.95.1536.9
    National League Totals (7 yrs)624210829356780141233823417951597182860.269.326.495.82123211044217.311.226.2987.7122.192.8817.15.3038.3
    Minor League Totals16565311922343247150000000000.342.342.629.97165341192.288.287.2900.000.000.0013.97.2041.3
    Minor: B Totals12948710416234237119000000000.333.333.639.97248731173.306.306.2780.000.000.0013.27.6045.1
    Minor: AA Totals6326159931302779000000000.356.356.7161.07226118740.360.360.2820.000.000.009.710.3443.0
    Minor: AAA Totals102392601303022071000000000.332.332.571.90339222452.240.239.2960.000.000.0019.65.1040.0
    Washington Senators II Totals (7 yrs)10773833516107114620237670445338542302495131.279.369.513.88244131968403.373.234.30212.0819.351.6016.25.3737.6
    Los Angeles Dodgers Totals (7 yrs)624210829356780141233823417951597182860.269.326.495.82123211044217.311.226.2987.7122.192.8817.15.3038.3
    Detroit Tigers Totals (2 yrs)9926027661011336012836000412.254.326.450.77628811724.300.196.2519.7212.501.2920.04.5136.4
    Texas Rangers Totals (1 yrs)95287287090931104255101816.244.341.369.71033110618.275.125.27212.6916.621.3131.92.7225.7
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1958Green Bay---B----211---000.0010000001.00000010000.000.000.000.009.000.000.00.000
    1958Minor Totals: byYear-------211---000.0010000101.00000010000.000.000.000.009.000.002.00.000
    Minor: B Totals000.0010000101.00000010000.000.000.000.009.000.002.00.000
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1958Los Angeles DodgersNLMLB21OF8055.01210013131.0001.600.245.2100.010
    1959Los Angeles DodgersNLMLB22OF6042.01000010101.0001.700.243.866.79
    1960Los Angeles DodgersNLMLB231B4016.0193122322.9575.501.382.63.43
    1960Los Angeles DodgersNLMLB23OF1150999.1177831188185.9841.600.1974.798.32
    1961Los Angeles DodgersNLMLB241B7041.0434224947.9596.701.154.57.64
    1961Los Angeles DodgersNLMLB24OF650487.0796609185.9341.300.1742.270.76
    1962Los Angeles DodgersNLMLB25OF13101,108.11871964212206.9721.600.1979.492.93
    1963Los Angeles DodgersNLMLB26OF1110947.1190480202194.9601.700.2068.590.23
    1964Los Angeles DodgersNLMLB27OF1220996.1183240189185.9791.500.1975.391.03
    1965Washington Senators IIALMLB28OF13801,099.0204540213209.9811.500.1985.292.61
    1966Washington Senators IIALMLB29OF13501,039.0216541225221.9821.600.2184.992.52
    1967Washington Senators IIALMLB301B4017.01510016161.0004.000.942.52.75
    1967Washington Senators IIALMLB30OF14101,086.0210531218215.9861.500.2087.694.61
    1968Washington Senators IIALMLB311B550438.1416411138468457.9768.301.0434.234.82
    1968Washington Senators IIALMLB31OF1070899.11601181179171.9551.600.1966.567.72
    1969Washington Senators IIALMLB321B700441.1455311038496486.9806.901.1043.243.52
    1969Washington Senators IIALMLB32OF1140898.1147340154150.9741.300.1770.470.82
    1970Washington Senators IIALMLB331B480395.042925637460454.9879.501.1529.629.82
    1970Washington Senators IIALMLB33OF1200979.0172654183178.9731.500.1874.174.51
    1971Washington Senators IIALMLB341B680427.041458440476472.9926.901.1142.844.42
    1971Washington Senators IIALMLB34OF1000811.0141710149148.9931.500.1862.965.43
    1972Texas RangersALMLB351B660473.044027939476467.9817.100.9942.969.51
    1972Detroit TigersALMLB351B10065.0555356360.9526.000.926.471.45
    1972Texas RangersALMLB35OF210167.0250102625.9621.200.1513.622.17
    1972Detroit TigersALMLB35OF101.01000111.0001.001.000.67.111
    1973Detroit TigersALMLB361B209.0120101312.9236.001.331.22.48
    1973Detroit TigersALMLB36OF101.0000000.0000.000.000.61.211
    1973Detroit TigersALMLB36DH7600.0000000.0000.000.0046.989.42
    MLB Totals - (1B)33402,32222981954720118.0000.000.00---------
    MLB Totals - (OF)1436011,615211482571212.0000.000.00---------
    MLB Totals - (DH)7600000000.0000.000.00---------
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    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1958MLB---------8-
    1959MLB---------6-
    1960MLB--4------115-
    1961MLB--7------65-
    1962MLB---------131-
    1963MLB---------111-
    1964MLB---------122-
    1965MLB---------138-
    1966MLB---------135-
    1967MLB--4------141-
    1968MLB--55------107-
    1969MLB--70------114-
    1970MLB--48------120-
    1971MLB--68------100-
    1972MLB--76------22-
    1973MLB--2------176
    Totals--334------143676