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Elston Howard

Elston Gene Howard

Positions: Outfielder and Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 196 lb.

Born: February 23, 1929 in St. Louis, Missouri, US
Died: December 14, 1980 in New York, New York, US
High School: Vashon HS (St. Louis, MO)

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Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1950 21 -2.9 Muskegon CENL A NYY 54 184 52 6 2 9 .283 .484 89
1953 24 -3.0 Kansas City AA AAA NYY 139 530 497 58 142 22 9 10 70 3 28 56 .286 .326 .427 .753 212 15 2 3
1954 25 -3.6 Toronto IL AAA 138 552 497 78 164 21 16 22 109 2 36 44 .330 .380 .569 .949 283 9 2 8
3 Seasons 331 1266 1178 136 358 49 27 41 179 5 64 100 .304 .343 .496 .839 584 15 11 5 8
A (1 season) A 54 184 184 52 6 2 9 .283 .283 .484 .766 89
AAA (2 seasons) AAA 277 1082 994 136 306 43 25 32 179 5 64 100 .308 .354 .498 .852 495 15 11 5 8
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB lgCS% PO
1953 24 Kansas City AA AAA NYY OF 117 198 179 13 6 0 .970 1.64
1953 24 Kansas City AA AAA NYY C 11 60 49 7 4 0 .933 5.09 2
1954 25 Toronto IL AAA OF 38 63 60 2 1 0 .984 1.63
1954 25 Toronto IL AAA C 97 575 528 40 7 7 .988 5.86 11
2 Seasons 263 896 816 62 18 7 .980 3.34 13
OF (2 seasons) OF 155 261 239 15 7 0 .973 1.64
C (2 seasons) C 108 635 577 47 11 7 .983 5.78 13

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1948 19 Kansas City Monarchs Negro American League NgM
1950 21 Muskegon Clippers Central League A NYY
1951 22 Military Service
1952 23 Military Service
1953 24 Kansas City Blues American Association AAA NYY
1954 25 Toronto Maple Leafs International League AAA
1955 26 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1955-04-14 1955-09-25
1956 27 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1956-04-17 1956-09-25
1957 28 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1957-04-16 1957-09-29
1958 29 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1958-04-15 1958-09-28
1959 30 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1959-04-14 1959-09-27
1960 31 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1960-04-19 1960-10-02
1961 32 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1961-04-15 1961-10-01
1962 33 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1962-04-10 1962-09-30
1963 34 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1963-04-09 1963-09-28
1964 35 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1964-04-16 1964-10-04
1965 36 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1965-04-12 1965-10-03
1966 37 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1966-04-12 1966-09-17
1967 38 New York Yankees American League MLB NYY 1 1967-04-10 1967-08-02
1967 38 Boston Red Sox American League MLB BOS 2 1967-08-05 1967-10-01
1968 39 Boston Red Sox American League MLB BOS 1 1968-04-10 1968-09-29

Sabr ID: e6884b08

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