Benjamin Richard Howard
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 190 lb.
- High School Central Merry High School
- Debut April 28, 2002
- Final Game October 1, 2004
- Born January 15, 1979 in Danville, IL USA
Pitcher Ben Howard survived the accident which cost teammate Mike Darr and Duane Johnson their lives in spring training of 2002. Contrary to the two victims, Howard was wearing his seatbelt and suffered only minor injuries. A minor leaguer in the San Diego Padres organization at the time, Howard made his major league debut only a few weeks after the tragic accident.