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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)

Major League Stats / Minor League Stats / View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject

Negro Leagues Batting

194819Kansas CityNALNgM5049613201511.265.280.367.647180
1 Season5049613201511.265.280.367.647180

Teams Played For

194819Kansas City MonarchsNegro American LeagueNgM
195021Muskegon ClippersCentral LeagueA
195122Military Service
195223Military Service
195324Kansas City BluesAmerican AssociationAAA
195425Toronto Maple LeafsInternational LeagueAAA
195526New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLB11955-04-141955-09-25
195627New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLB11956-04-171956-09-25
195728New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLB11957-04-161957-09-29
195829New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLB11958-04-151958-09-28
195930New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLB11959-04-141959-09-27
196031New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLB11960-04-191960-10-02
196132New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLB11961-04-151961-10-01
196233New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLB11962-04-101962-09-30
196334New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLB11963-04-091963-09-28
196435New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLB11964-04-161964-10-04
196536New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLB11965-04-121965-10-03
196637New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLB11966-04-121966-09-17
196738New York YankeesAmerican LeagueMLB11967-04-101967-08-02
196738Boston Red SoxAmerican LeagueMLB21967-08-051967-10-01
196839Boston Red SoxAmerican LeagueMLB11968-04-101968-09-29

Sabr ID: e6884b08

About the Negro League Data

Details about our NLB Data


This data comes from two sources. 1) The Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group put together by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum thanks to a grant provided by Major League Baseball. 2) Gary Ashwill and his collaborators.

The Hall of Fame data is found for the years 1920-1948 and the Ashwill data is found from 1904-1919. Many statistics are incomplete due to ongoing research and/or limitations in published sources, so please be assured that we are aware there are issues with the data and will continue to work with our data providers to improve the data that appears here.

The Hall of Fame dataset

This data is constructed from the best available information as provided by Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers and Dick Clark of the Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group. It contains data culled from newspaper boxscores, covering league sanctioned games from 1920 to 1948, which was produced for a study sponsored by Major League Baseball and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. It reflects totals as compiled by the NLRAG up to 2006. As new credible information is continually unearthed, these numbers will continue to change.

Baseball-Reference and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum would like to acknowledge Major League Baseball for funding this study, along with the Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group for their extensive efforts to collect the raw data and construct the most comprehensive database of Negro Leagues Baseball statistics.  Under the direction of Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers and Dick Clark, this database is the largest dataset ever made publically available and we wish to express our gratitude for all their efforts to help rebuild this lost statistical history.

The Ashwill Negro Leagues Database

Playing statistics and biographical data on the Negro leagues (all pre-1920) and early Latin American professional baseball is licensed from and provided by the Negro Leagues Database, a project organized by Gary Ashwill with the participation of many historians of Negro league and Latin American baseball.

The database is a work in progress, and will include more seasons as development continues. It appears in its original form at

Playing statistics and biographical data for this portion of our dataset (The Negro Leagues Database) are all copyright 2013 by Gary Ashwill. All rights reserved.


Note that our records are missing thousands of players who played in the Negro Leagues for minor league teams, independent teams, barnstorming teams or even Negro major league teams. We will bring their records to light as soon as suitable records are available for those players.

Details about our NLB Data