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Wilbur Howard

Wilbur Leon Howard

Positions: Outfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: January 8, 1949 in Lowell, NC
High School: Holbrook HS (Lowell, NC)
Drafted
by the Seattle Pilots in the 19th round of the 1968 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 4, 1973 (Age 24.239)   vs. CLE 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1974 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Astros/Brewers 1973-1978

Final Game: September 30, 1978 (Age 29.265)   vs. SFG 3 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Wilbur Howard: 6 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 0 tying, 2 go ahead
1 Tm
HOU6
 
vs LHP5
vs RHP1
 
Home3
Away3
 
Leverage
High Lev2
Medium Lev1
Low Lev3
5 Opps
SFG2
SDP1
MON1
CIN1
CHC1
6 Pitchers
Fred Norman1
Mike Caldwell1
Randy Jones1
Gary Lavelle1
Ross Grimsley1
Mike Krukow1
3 Parks
Astrodome3
Candlestick2
Cinergy Fld1
Where Hit
73
Unk1
91
781
General field locations when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms6
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
1st2
6th2
7th1
9th1
Outs
12
02
22
 
DefPos
LF3
RF2
PH1
Bases
---4
12-1
-2-1
 
9 RBI
RISP2
0 on4
1 on1
2 on1
Any on2
Inning
61
73
81
91
 
4-61
7-end5
RelScore
+31
+11
Tied1
-11
-4..2
 
Ahead2
Tied1
Behind3
Before event, for batter

Play By Play

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1974 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1974-09-08 HOU SDP Randy Jones tied 2-2 b 7 1 --- 1 7 7 0.241 79% Home Run (Deep LF-CF)
2 2 2 1 1974-09-15 (1) HOU @ SFG Mike Caldwell ahead 3-0 t 7 2 --- 1 1 9 0.052 94% Home Run
1976 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
3 3 1 1 1976-05-25 HOU @ SFG Gary Lavelle behind 4-5 t 8 2 -2- 2 1 9 0.522 73% Home Run; Jutze Scores
1977 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
4 4 1 1 1977-05-10 HOU CHC Mike Krukow behind 1-7 b 7 0 --- 1 9 PH 0.015 3% IPHR Inside-the-park Home Run to RF (RF Line)
5 5 2 1 1977-07-16 HOU @ CIN Fred Norman ahead 1-0 t 6 1 12- 3 6 7 0.213 91% Home Run; Watson Scores; Ferguson Scores
1978 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
6 6 1 1 1978-04-28 HOU MON Ross Grimsley behind 2-6 b 9 0 --- 1 6 7 0.018 3% Home Run

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on Baseball-Reference.com's Home Run Logs comes from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the 1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members. David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership of the project. Baseball-Reference.com has licensed this remarkable database from the Society for American Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.

For years from 1914 to 2014, RetroSheet play-by-play data has been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have complete play-by-play data.

There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.