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Steven Roy Howe

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"The guy had electric stuff. He was a power guy who came right at people . . ." - Rick Honeycutt

Relief pitcher Steve Howe saved 17 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1980 and won the National League Rookie of the Year Award. He pitched 12 seasons in the big leagues. However, he is best known for being suspended from baseball seven times for various drug offenses.

Having six prior suspensions for drug abuse, Howe was permanently banned from organized baseball on July 24, 1992 after he pled guilty to trying to purchase cocaine sixteen days earlier. Arbitrator George Nicolau overturned Howe's banishment the following November.

His main teammates included Pedro Guerrero (1065), Dusty Baker (950) and Ron Cey (827).

He attended the University of Michigan from 1977-79, and his time there overlapped with that of Rick Leach and Jim Paciorek. The Dodgers picked him in the first round of the 1979 draft.

Howe died in a one-vehicle accident when his pickup truck overturned while he was driving in Coachella, CA.

[edit] Notable Achievements

NL Rookie of the Year
1979 1980 1981
Rick Sutcliffe Steve Howe Fernando Valenzuela

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