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Frank HowardTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1958-1973 MLB Years: 1958-1973
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Major Award Winner
World Series Champion

PositionsOF-1436, 1B-334, DH-76Position when DraftedOF-1BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameFrank Oliver Howard
Height6-7Weight255BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateAugust 8,1936 [82.011]PlaceColumbus,Ohio
High SchoolColumbus South (Columbus,OH)
CollegeOhio State University (Columbus,OH)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1958 by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Signing Bonus$108,000Signing ScoutsCliff Alexander
MLB DebutSeptember 10,1958 [22.033]
OrganizationsLAN [7] WS2 [7] DET [2] TEX [1] Awards2Awards Voting6-315
TBC Player ID13031Retrosheet IDhowaf102MLBAM ID116205
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Player Notes:   Inducted into the Ohio State University Athletics Hall of Fame ... Topps All-Star Rookie (OF) in 1960
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed41Power93Contact37XBH82RBIs87Runs55Hitting74Durability66Team.500Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1958Green BayIIIB-2112948710416234237119000000000.333.333.639.97231173487.278.306.306.4210.000.000.007.6013.1645.06
1958Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan25of218293710120011100001.241.267.379.64611230.353.138.172.2873.3336.6711.003.3329.0028.57
1959VictoriaTexAA-226326159931302779000000000.356.356.7161.07218740261.282.360.360.4640.000.000.0010.349.6743.01
1959SpokanePCLAAA-227629543941921647000000000.319.319.559.87816537295.280.240.241.3820.000.000.005.4218.4439.36
1959Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         13955610218732243126000000000.336.336.633.96935277556.281.297.297.4210.000.000.007.7312.9341.18
1959Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan25of22921230116002900000.143.217.381.5988223.182.238.333.2638.7039.134.504.3521.0066.67
1960SpokanePCLAAA-2326971736110424000000000.371.371.608.979591597.344.237.237.4300.000.000.004.1224.2541.67
1960Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan25of23117448541201522377013210832218.268.320.464.78420840487.304.196.266.3476.5722.183.384.7219.4833.33
1961Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan25of249226736791021545012150112312.296.347.517.86413827292.314.221.296.3747.1917.122.385.1417.8034.18
1962Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan25of25141493801462563111910391081141018.296.346.560.90627662538.321.264.345.3877.2520.072.775.7615.9042.47
1963Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan25of26123417581141612864123311642347.273.330.518.84821645459.312.245.321.3717.1925.273.526.1014.8939.47
1964Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan25of271344336098132246910511130171014.226.303.432.73518739492.244.206.326.31810.3722.972.224.8818.0439.80
1965Washington Senators IIALMLBws29of28149516531492262184005511220229.289.358.477.83524649575.332.188.295.3709.5719.482.043.6524.5732.89
1966Washington Senators IIALMLBws29of291464935213719418711153104102614.278.348.442.79021841549.319.164.272.3479.6518.941.963.2827.3929.93
1967Washington Senators IIALMLBws29of301495197113320236890160155501714.256.338.511.84926558585.295.255.368.37810.2626.502.586.1514.4243.61
1968Washington Senators IIALMLBws29of-1b31158598791642834410600541416051213.274.338.552.89033075663.287.278.368.3998.1421.272.616.6413.5945.73
1969Washington Senators IIALMLBws233of-1b321615921111751724811110102965031929.296.402.574.97634067702.282.278.453.42714.5313.680.946.8412.3338.29
1970Washington Senators IIALMLBws233of331615669016015144126121321252062923.283.416.546.96230960706.288.263.495.41318.7017.710.956.2312.8637.50
1971Washington Senators IIALMLBws233of-1b3415354960153252268310771212052029.279.367.474.84126053633.312.195.337.37012.1619.121.574.1121.1234.64
1972Texas RangersALMLBtex331b3595287287090931104255101816.244.341.369.71010618331.272.125.275.32312.6916.621.312.7231.8925.71
1972Detroit TigersALMLBdet311b351433181017004800000.242.324.364.68812237.292.122.242.32110.8121.622.002.7033.0025.00
1972Totals for AL-AL         10932029781001038104663101816.244.340.369.70911820368.274.125.272.32312.5017.121.372.7232.0025.64
1973Detroit TigersALMLBdet33dh36852272658911229012428000412.256.327.463.79010522251.246.207.308.3509.5611.161.174.7818.9237.93
B Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter12948710416234237119000000000.333.333.639.97231173487.278.306.306.0000.000.000.007.6013.1645.06
MLB Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter18956488864177424535382111989782146033743135219.273.352.499.85132356627353.297.226.346.00010.6419.861.875.2016.9837.32
Minor League Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter16565311922343247150000000000.342.342.629.97141192653.290.287.288.0000.000.000.007.2013.8941.26
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter102392601303022071000000000.332.332.571.90322452392.296.239.240.0000.000.000.005.1019.6040.00
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter6326159931302779000000000.356.356.7161.07218740261.282.360.360.0000.000.000.0010.349.6743.01
Washington Senators II Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter10773833516107114620237670445338542302495131.279.369.513.88219684034413.302.234.373.00012.0819.351.605.3716.1737.63
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter624210829356780141233823417951597182860.269.326.495.82110442172321.298.226.311.0007.7122.192.885.3017.1438.27
Texas Rangers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter95287287090931104255101816.244.341.369.71010618331.272.125.275.00012.6916.621.312.7231.8925.71
Detroit Tigers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter9926027661011336012836000412.254.326.450.77611724288.251.196.300.0009.7212.501.294.5120.0036.36
Average MLB - Per 162 games16255574152213339611671253141219.273.352.499.85127757629.297.226.346.00010.6419.861.875.2016.9837.32
Average Minor - Per 162 games16264111721942246147000000000.342.342.629.97140490641.290.287.288.0000.000.000.007.2013.8941.26

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1958nullB--Rel21000.0010100001.0000001000--------9.000.00--
B Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter000.0010100001.0000001000--------9.000.00--

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1958Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan21OF8--121--13131.0001.63------8100.05.2
1959Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan22OF6--10---10101.0001.67------966.73.8
1960Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan23OF115--177831188185.9841.61------11798.374.7
1960Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan231B4--193122322.9575.50------1173.42.6
1961Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan24OF65--7966-9185.9341.31------9270.742.2
1961Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan241B7--434224947.9596.71------927.64.5
1962Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan25OF131--1871964212206.9721.57------14192.979.4
1963Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan26OF111--19048-202194.9601.75------12390.268.5
1964Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan27OF122--18324-189185.9791.52------13491.075.3
1965Washington Senators IIALMLBws228OF138--20454-213209.9811.51------14992.685.2
1966Washington Senators IIALMLBws229OF135--216541225221.9821.64------14692.584.9
1967Washington Senators IIALMLBws230OF141--210531218215.9861.52------14994.687.6
1967Washington Senators IIALMLBws2301B4--151--16161.0004.00------1492.72.5
1968Washington Senators IIALMLBws231OF107--1601181179171.9551.60------15867.766.5
1968Washington Senators IIALMLBws2311B55--416411138468457.9768.31------15834.834.2
1969Washington Senators IIALMLBws232OF114--14734-154150.9741.32------16170.870.4
1969Washington Senators IIALMLBws2321B70--455311038496486.9806.94------16143.543.2
1970Washington Senators IIALMLBws233OF120--172654183178.9731.48------16174.574.1
1970Washington Senators IIALMLBws2331B48--42925637460454.9879.46------16129.829.6
1971Washington Senators IIALMLBws234OF100--14171-149148.9931.48------15365.462.9
1971Washington Senators IIALMLBws2341B68--41458440476472.9926.94------15344.442.8
1972Texas RangersALMLBtex351B66-47344027939476467.9817.080.99-----9569.542.9
1972Texas RangersALMLBtex35OF21-16625-1-2625.9621.190.15-----9522.113.6
1972Detroit TigersALMLBdet351B10-65555356360.9526.000.92-----1471.46.4
1972Detroit TigersALMLBdet35OF1-11---111.0001.001.00-----147.10.6
1973Detroit TigersALMLBdet36DH76---------------8589.446.9
1973Detroit TigersALMLBdet361B2-912-1-1312.9236.001.33-----852.41.2
1973Detroit TigersALMLBdet36OF1-1-------------851.20.6
MLB Totals for OF - 16 season(s)-   OF1436-168211482571222532196.9751.5313.07-----14360.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 9 season(s)-   1B334-54722981954720125402493.9817.464.56-----3340.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH76---------------760.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1958Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan21---------8-
1959Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan22---------6-
1960Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan23--4------115-
1961Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan24--7------65-
1962Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan25---------131-
1963Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan26---------111-
1964Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan27---------122-
1965Washington Senators IIALMLBws228---------138-
1966Washington Senators IIALMLBws229---------135-
1967Washington Senators IIALMLBws230--4------141-
1968Washington Senators IIALMLBws231--55------107-
1969Washington Senators IIALMLBws232--70------114-
1970Washington Senators IIALMLBws233--48------120-
1971Washington Senators IIALMLBws234--68------100-
1972Texas RangersALMLBtex35--66------21-
1972Detroit TigersALMLBdet35--10------1-
1973Detroit TigersALMLBdet36--2------176

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1963Los Angeles DodgersWorld SeriesMLB26310231011000200000.300.300.7001.0007210.286.400.4000.0020.000.0010.0010.0066.67
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs310231011000200000.300.300.7001.0007210.286.400.4000.0020.000.0010.0010.0066.67

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1977Milwaukee BrewersALMLBMLBmil40Hitting Coach1626795.41433.06Alex Grammas
1978Milwaukee BrewersALMLBMLBmil41First Base Coach1629369.5746.53George Bamberger
1979Milwaukee BrewersALMLBMLBmil42First Base Coach1619566.5908.02George Bamberger
1980Milwaukee BrewersALMLBMLBmil43First Base Coach1628676.53117.03George Bamberger,Buck Rodgers
1981San Diego PadresNLMLBMLBsdn44Manager1104169.37326.06 
1982New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn45Third Base Coach1626597.40127.06George Bamberger
1983New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn46First Base Coach1626894.42022.06Frank Howard,George Bamberger
1983New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn46Manager1626894.42022.06 
1984New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn47First Base Coach1629072.5566.52Davey Johnson
1985Milwaukee BrewersALMLBMLBmil48Hitting Coach1617190.44128.06George Bamberger
1986Milwaukee BrewersALMLBMLBmil49Hitting Coach1617784.47818.06Tom Trebelhorn,George Bamberger
1987Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea50First Base Coach1627884.4817.04Dick Williams
1988Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea51Hitting Coach1616893.42235.57Dick Williams,Jim Snyder
1989New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya52Hitting Coach1617487.46014.55Dallas Green,Bucky Dent
1991New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya54Hitting Coach1627191.43820.05Stump Merrill
1992New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya55Hitting Coach1627686.46920.05Buck Showalter
1994New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn57First Base Coach1135558.48718.53Dallas Green
1995New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn58First Base Coach1446975.47921.02Dallas Green
1996New York MetsNLMLBMLBnyn59First Base Coach1627191.43825.04Dallas Green,Bobby Valentine
1997Gulf Coast Braves GCLRkMinoratl60Manager592138.35620.54 
1998Tampa Bay RaysALMLBMLBtba61Bench Coach1626399.38951.05Larry Rothschild
1999Tampa Bay RaysALMLBMLBtba62Bench Coach1626993.42629.05Larry Rothschild
2002Columbus ClippersILAAAMinornya65Manager1425983.41521.04 
* 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.
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* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1960National League Rookie of the Year1
1962MLB Player of the Month (July)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1973-10-25Released by Tigers. 
1972-08-31Purchased by Tigers from Rangers. 
1964-12-04TradeTraded by Dodgers with Dick Nen, Ken McMullen, Pete Richert and Phil Ortega to Senators for John Kennedy, Claude Osteen and Cash. 
1958-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
* 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.