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Elston Howard

Elston Gene Howard

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

Born: February 23, 1929 in St. Louis, MO
High School: Vashon HS (St. Louis, MO) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1955 (Age 26.050, 8,811th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1955 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/RedSox 1955-1968

Last Game: September 29, 1968 (Age 39.219)
Died: December 14, 1980 in New York, NY
Buried: George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 27, 2014 8:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #460. Paul Blair… #461. Sid Gordon… #462. Smoky Burgess… #463. ELSTON HOWARD… #464. Jimmy Williams… #465. Chris Chambliss… #466. Alex Rios… 

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1955 26 NYY AL 97 306 279 33 81 8 7 10 43 0 0 20 36 .290 .336 .477 .812 118 133 4 1 1 4 5 79/2
1956 27 NYY AL 98 316 290 35 76 8 3 5 34 0 1 21 30 .262 .312 .362 .674 80 105 11 1 2 2 6 72/9
1957 ★ 28 NYY AL 110 381 356 33 90 13 4 8 44 2 5 16 43 .253 .283 .379 .663 81 135 18 0 6 2 6 72/39 AS
1958 ★ 29 NYY AL 103 406 376 45 118 19 5 11 66 1 1 22 60 .314 .348 .479 .827 130 180 9 0 4 4 6 27/93 AS,MVP-17
1959 ★ 30 NYY AL 125 475 443 59 121 24 6 18 73 0 1 20 57 .273 .306 .476 .783 116 211 12 3 4 4 4 3279 AS
1960 ★ 31 NYY AL 107 361 323 29 79 11 3 6 39 3 0 28 43 .245 .298 .353 .651 80 114 8 0 2 8 7 2/7 AS
1961 ★ 32 NYY AL 129 482 446 64 155 17 5 21 77 0 3 28 65 .348 .387 .549 .936 153 245 5 3 1 4 6 *2/3 AS,MVP-10
1962 ★ 33 NYY AL 136 538 494 63 138 23 5 21 91 1 1 31 76 .279 .318 .474 .791 112 234 20 1 3 9 1 *2 AS
1963 ★ 34 NYY AL 135 531 487 75 140 21 6 28 85 0 0 35 68 .287 .342 .528 .869 141 257 17 6 1 2 4 *2 AS,MVP-1,GG
1964 ★ 35 NYY AL 150 607 550 63 172 27 3 15 84 1 1 48 73 .313 .371 .455 .825 127 250 10 5 0 4 12 *2 AS,MVP-3,GG
1965 ★ 36 NYY AL 110 418 391 38 91 15 1 9 45 0 0 24 65 .233 .278 .345 .623 77 135 16 1 1 1 3 2/37 AS
1966 37 NYY AL 126 451 410 38 105 19 2 6 35 0 0 37 65 .256 .317 .356 .673 98 146 12 1 0 3 9 23
1967 38 TOT AL 108 345 315 22 56 9 0 4 28 0 0 21 60 .178 .233 .244 .478 42 77 10 3 2 4 6 2/3 MVP-17
1967 38 NYY AL 66 216 199 13 39 6 0 3 17 0 0 12 36 .196 .247 .271 .518 57 54 6 2 1 2 3 2/3
1967 38 BOS AL 42 129 116 9 17 3 0 1 11 0 0 9 24 .147 .211 .198 .409 17 23 4 1 1 2 3 2
1968 39 BOS AL 71 229 203 22 49 4 0 5 18 1 1 22 45 .241 .317 .335 .652 93 68 5 1 2 1 7 2
14 Yrs 1605 5846 5363 619 1471 218 50 167 762 9 14 373 786 .274 .322 .427 .749 108 2290 157 26 29 52 82
162 Game Avg. 162 590 541 62 148 22 5 17 77 1 1 38 79 .274 .322 .427 .749 108 231 16 3 3 5 8
NYY (13 yrs) 1492 5488 5044 588 1405 211 50 161 733 8 13 342 717 .279 .324 .436 .760 110 2199 148 24 26 49 72
BOS (2 yrs) 113 358 319 31 66 7 0 6 29 1 1 31 69 .207 .279 .285 .564 65 91 9 2 3 3 10

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1955 26 NYY AL 97 306 4 0 0 4 -3 5 0.6 9 15 1.5 .506 .503 1.1 0.1 11 79/2
1956 27 NYY AL 98 316 -10 -1 -1 0 -2 -14 -1.4 10 -4 -0.5 .486 .491 -0.5 -0.2 -4 72/9
1957 ★ 28 NYY AL 110 381 -11 -1 -3 -1 -2 -17 -2.0 12 -6 -0.8 .483 .488 -0.7 -0.3 -5 72/39 AS
1958 ★ 29 NYY AL 103 406 13 -1 0 4 2 19 1.9 12 31 3.2 .520 .512 2.8 0.6 27 $17,000 27/93 AS,MVP-17
1959 ★ 30 NYY AL 125 475 5 0 -1 3 -2 6 0.5 15 20 2.0 .505 .504 1.7 0.0 17 $20,000 3279 AS
1960 ★ 31 NYY AL 107 361 -12 0 -1 3 5 -4 -0.6 11 7 0.5 .495 .497 0.3 0.7 4 $20,000 2/7 AS
1961 ★ 32 NYY AL 129 482 32 -2 0 3 6 40 3.8 15 55 5.3 .531 .525 5.1 0.8 51 *2/3 AS,MVP-10
1962 ★ 33 NYY AL 136 538 10 -1 -3 9 7 22 2.1 16 38 3.8 .517 .514 3.0 1.6 30 *2 AS
1963 ★ 34 NYY AL 135 531 23 1 -2 5 7 34 3.6 16 50 5.2 .528 .523 4.8 1.2 45 *2 AS,MVP-1,GG
1964 ★ 35 NYY AL 150 607 18 -1 1 10 8 35 3.6 19 54 5.5 .526 .524 4.6 1.9 44 *2 AS,MVP-3,GG
1965 ★ 36 NYY AL 110 418 -8 -1 -2 3 5 -2 -0.3 13 11 1.0 .498 .498 0.7 0.9 8 $70,000 2/37 AS
1966 37 NYY AL 126 451 -2 -1 -1 2 5 2 0.1 15 17 1.6 .502 .502 1.6 0.6 15 $75,000 23
1967 38 NYY AL 66 216 -10 -0 -1 -0 3 -9 -1.2 7 -2 -0.5 .483 .493 -0.4 0.2 -2 $64,000 2/3 MVP-17
1967 38 BOS AL 42 129 -12 0 -1 1 2 -10 -1.3 4 -6 -0.8 .471 .493 -0.9 0.3 -7 2 MVP-17
1968 39 BOS AL 71 229 -0 -1 -1 -6 3 -4 -0.6 8 4 0.2 .493 .497 1.1 -0.4 10 $65,000 2
14 Seasons 1605 5846 41 -9 -14 40 45 103 8.7 182 284 27.0 .507 .507 24.2 8.2 244 $331,000
NYY (13 yrs) 1492 5488 53 -8 -13 45 40 117 10.6 170 286 27.7 .508 .507 24.1 8.3 241 $266,000
BOS (2 yrs) 113 358 -12 -1 -1 -5 5 -14 -1.9 12 -2 -0.6 .485 .495 0.2 -0.1 3 $65,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1955 26 NYY AL WS BRO L 7 28 26 3 5 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 8 .192 .222 .308 .530 8 0 0 1 0 0
1956 ❍ 27 NYY AL WS BRO W 1 5 5 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 1.200 1.600 6 0 0 0 0 0
1957 28 NYY AL WS MLN L 6 12 11 2 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 3 .273 .333 .545 .879 6 1 0 0 0 0
1958 ❍ 29 NYY AL WS MLN W 6 20 18 4 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 4 .222 .263 .222 .485 4 0 0 1 0 1
1960 31 NYY AL WS PIT L 5 15 13 4 6 1 1 1 4 0 0 1 4 .462 .533 .923 1.456 12 0 1 0 0 0
1961 ❍ 32 NYY AL WS CIN W 5 22 20 5 5 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 3 .250 .318 .550 .868 11 2 0 0 0 1
1962 ❍ 33 NYY AL WS SFG W 6 23 21 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 .143 .217 .190 .408 4 2 1 0 0 0
1963 34 NYY AL WS LAD L 4 15 15 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .333 .333 .333 .667 5 0 0 0 0 0
1964 35 NYY AL WS STL L 7 29 24 5 7 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 6 .292 .414 .333 .747 8 1 1 0 0 2
1967 38 BOS AL WS STL L 7 20 18 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .111 .158 .111 .269 2 0 0 1 0 1
10 Yrs (10 Series) 54 189 171 25 42 7 1 5 19 1 0 12 37 .246 .306 .386 .692 66 6 3 3 0 5
10 WS 54 189 171 25 42 7 1 5 19 1 0 12 37 .246 .306 .386 .692 66 6 3 3 0 5

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1955 NYY AL 26 OF 75 64 30 521.1 137 124 10 3 3 .978 4 8 2.31 1.79 .982 2.40 2.38
1955 NYY AL 26 LF 60 50 23 418.1 95 88 5 2 1 .979 -1 -3 2.00 1.55 .980 2.26 2.25
1955 NYY AL 26 RF 16 14 7 103.0 37 32 5 0 2 1.000 4 51 3.23 2.31 .981 2.05 2.03
1955 NYY AL 26 C 9 4 2 48.0 26 23 3 0 2 1.000 0 0 4.88 2.89 .988 5.59 5.54 0 3 0 2 100% 47% 0
1956 NYY AL 27 OF 65 51 41 483.2 100 97 2 1 0 .990 -2 -5 1.84 1.52 .979 2.34 2.32
1956 NYY AL 27 LF 62 50 40 464.0 93 89 3 1 0 .989 -3 -8 1.78 1.48 .977 2.10 2.09
1956 NYY AL 27 C 26 19 18 184.0 122 108 14 0 5 1.000 2 13 5.97 4.69 .988 5.91 5.86 2 5 7 9 56% 44% 0
1956 NYY AL 27 RF 5 1 1 19.2 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 1 67 3.20 1.40 .973 2.11 2.08
1957 NYY AL 28 OF 71 66 49 575.1 76 68 5 3 0 .961 -1 -2 1.14 1.03 .980 2.24 2.25 AS
1957 NYY AL 28 LF 69 64 48 558.0 125 117 5 3 0 .976 -0 -1 1.97 1.77 .980 2.10 2.10 AS
1957 NYY AL 28 C 32 26 22 238.1 192 178 11 3 4 .984 0 0 7.14 5.91 .991 5.92 5.94 3 6 6 9 60% 47% 0 AS
1957 NYY AL 28 1B 2 1 1 16.0 23 20 3 0 1 1.000 0 23 12.94 11.50 .992 9.67 9.70 AS
1957 NYY AL 28 RF 2 2 1 17.1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -35 1.04 1.00 .975 1.92 1.95 AS
1958 NYY AL 29 C 67 64 63 591.0 382 355 26 1 8 .997 2 4 5.80 5.69 .990 6.01 5.95 3 12 18 17 49% 47% 0 AS,MVP-17
1958 NYY AL 29 OF 24 23 17 197.0 56 54 1 1 0 .982 2 15 2.51 2.29 .982 2.27 2.25 AS,MVP-17
1958 NYY AL 29 LF 16 15 10 127.0 33 32 1 0 0 1.000 2 20 2.34 2.06 .979 2.09 2.07 AS,MVP-17
1958 NYY AL 29 RF 9 8 7 70.0 19 18 0 1 0 .947 0 7 2.31 2.00 .980 1.99 1.97 AS,MVP-17
1958 NYY AL 29 1B 5 5 5 43.0 40 38 2 0 5 1.000 -0 -11 8.37 8.00 .991 9.61 9.50 AS,MVP-17
1959 NYY AL 30 1B 50 48 38 416.0 477 444 26 7 39 .985 -0 -1 10.17 9.40 .990 9.84 9.77 AS
1959 NYY AL 30 C 43 41 34 358.1 246 221 23 2 2 .992 4 13 6.13 5.67 .989 6.08 6.04 4 9 5 9 64% 40% 5 AS
1959 NYY AL 30 OF 28 23 20 213.1 48 47 0 1 0 .979 -0 -2 1.98 1.68 .980 2.22 2.21 AS
1959 NYY AL 30 LF 18 14 11 133.1 36 35 0 1 0 .972 1 7 2.36 1.94 .980 2.06 2.05 AS
1959 NYY AL 30 RF 10 9 9 80.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -18 1.24 1.10 .976 1.89 1.88 AS
1960 NYY AL 31 C 91 79 70 731.2 456 410 40 6 9 .987 3 5 5.54 4.95 .987 5.93 5.92 8 21 19 20 51% 40% 3 AS
1960 NYY AL 31 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10 AS
1960 NYY AL 31 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20 AS
1961 NYY AL 32 C 111 106 101 923.1 683 635 43 5 4 .993 4 5 6.61 6.11 .989 6.21 6.14 8 22 20 20 50% 36% 0 AS,MVP-10
1961 NYY AL 32 1B 9 9 7 86.0 95 90 4 1 12 .989 -1 -8 9.84 10.44 .990 9.45 9.34 AS,MVP-10
1962 NYY AL 33 C 129 124 116 1090.1 761 713 44 4 12 .995 9 10 6.25 5.87 .989 6.30 6.28 6 17 19 23 55% 36% 1 AS
1963 NYY AL 34 C 132 128 125 1144.1 842 786 51 5 8 .994 5 5 6.58 6.34 .989 6.64 6.64 8 25 22 15 41% 33% 2 AS,MVP-1,GG
1964 NYY AL 35 C 146 141 138 1299.0 1008 939 67 2 9 .998 10 9 6.97 6.89 .990 7.07 7.06 8 33 27 26 49% 37% 2 AS,MVP-3,GG
1965 NYY AL 36 C 95 93 81 814.0 663 614 43 6 6 .991 3 4 7.26 6.92 .988 6.96 6.94 10 25 39 22 36% 34% 3 AS
1965 NYY AL 36 1B 5 3 2 27.0 30 29 1 0 2 1.000 -0 -4 10.00 6.00 .991 9.57 9.52 AS
1965 NYY AL 36 LF 1 1 0 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.12 1.00 .980 1.91 1.90 AS
1965 NYY AL 36 OF 1 1 0 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.12 1.00 .980 2.02 2.00 AS
1966 NYY AL 37 C 100 98 92 851.2 606 553 44 9 6 .985 2 3 6.31 5.97 .988 6.86 6.85 6 23 30 19 39% 38% 1
1966 NYY AL 37 1B 13 13 5 105.0 120 112 8 0 11 1.000 -0 -3 10.29 9.23 .991 9.59 9.58
1967 TOT AL 38 C 89 80 71 725.2 581 535 40 6 9 .990 1 2 7.13 6.46 .989 7.22 7.23 6 17 32 18 36% 41% 2 MVP-17
1967 NYY AL 38 C 48 47 41 419.2 320 289 26 5 4 .984 0 0 6.76 6.56 .989 7.22 7.23 3 10 19 11 37% 41% 1
1967 NYY AL 38 1B 1 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -80 3.00 1.00 .990 9.60 9.60 MVP-17
1967 BOS AL 38 C 41 33 30 306.0 261 246 14 1 5 .996 1 4 7.65 6.34 .989 7.22 7.23 3 7 13 7 35% 41% 1
1968 BOS AL 39 C 68 62 55 536.0 409 377 30 2 3 .995 -6 -13 6.83 5.99 .990 6.97 6.94 3 30 41 14 25% 37% 1
14 Seasons C 1138 1065 988 9535.2 6977 6447 479 51 87 .993 39 5 6.54 6.09 .989 6.58 6.54 75 248 285 223 44% 38% 20
7 Seasons OF 265 228 157 1999.2 418 391 18 9 3 .978 3 2 1.84 1.54 .981 2.31 2.30
7 Seasons LF 227 194 132 1709.2 383 362 14 7 1 .982 -1 -1 1.98 1.66 .979 2.13 2.13
7 Seasons 1B 85 79 58 696.0 786 734 44 8 70 .990 -2 -3 10.06 9.15 .990 9.72 9.66
5 Seasons RF 42 34 25 290.0 76 70 5 1 2 .987 4 17 2.33 1.79 .979 1.99 1.98
14 Seasons TOT 1488 1372 1203 12231.1 8181 7572 541 68 160 .992 40 4 5.97 5.45 .989 6.06 5.97 75 248 285 223 44% 38% 20
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1974 BBWAA ( 5.2%)
1975 BBWAA ( 6.4%)
1976 BBWAA (14.2%)
1977 BBWAA (11.2%)
1978 BBWAA (10.8%)
1979 BBWAA ( 6.9%)
1980 BBWAA ( 7.5%)
1981 BBWAA (20.7%)
1982 BBWAA ( 9.6%)
1983 BBWAA ( 8.6%)
1984 BBWAA (11.2%)
1985 BBWAA (13.7%)
1986 BBWAA (12.0%)
1987 BBWAA (10.7%)
1988 BBWAA (12.4%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1958 AL (17, 3%)
1961 AL (10, 11%)
1963 AL (1, 89%)
1964 AL (3, 44%)
1967 AL (17, 2%)
1 MVP
1.49 Career Shares (153rd)

Gold Gloves
1963 AL (C)
1964 AL (C)
All multiple winners

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1961 AL  5.3 (9th)
1963 AL  5.2 (8th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1961 AL  5.3 (8th)
1963 AL  5.2 (5th)
1964 AL  5.5 (9th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1961 AL  5.1 (8th)
1963 AL  4.8 (6th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1962 AL  1.6 (7th)
1963 AL  1.2 (10th)
1964 AL  1.9 (8th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1961 ML  .348 (3rd)
1963 AL  .287 (8th)
1964 AL  .313 (3rd)

Slugging % s c a p y
1963 AL  .528 (3rd)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1963 AL  .869 (5th)

Hits s c a p y
1964 AL  172 (4th)

Doubles s c a p y
1964 AL  27 (10th)

Triples s c a p y
1955 AL  7 (8th)
1959 AL  6 (7th)
1963 AL  6 (10th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1963 AL  28 (5th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1963 AL  85 (8th)

Singles s c a p y
1964 AL  127 (5th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1963 AL  141 (5th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1964 AL  93 (10th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1961 AL  32 (8th)
1963 AL  25 (9th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1961 AL  3.1 (8th)
1963 AL  2.5 (9th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1963 AL  55 (9th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1961 ML  .741 (8th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1960 AL  8 (3rd)
1962 AL  9 (3rd)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1957 AL  6 (10th)
1958 AL  6 (6th)
1960 AL  7 (3rd)
1961 AL  6 (9th)
1964 AL  12 (2nd)
1966 AL  9 (8th)
Career  82 (178th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1957 AL  18 (3rd)
1962 AL  20 (2nd)
1963 AL  17 (7th)
1965 AL  16 (9th)
Career  157 (249th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1963 AL  17.4 (5th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1961 AL  43.20 (9th)
1964 AL  36.57 (9th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1963 AL  2.8 (10th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1961 AL  3.5 (8th)
1963 AL  3.0 (10th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1961 AL  4.3 (8th)
1964 AL  3.7 (9th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1961 AL  111 (4th)
1962 AL  129 (5th)
1963 AL  132 (2nd)
1964 AL  146 (1st)
Career  1,138 (85th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1961 AL  635 (4th)
1962 AL  713 (4th)
1963 AL  786 (2nd)
1964 AL  939 (1st)
Career  6,447 (59th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1960 AL  40 (5th)
1961 AL  43 (5th)
1962 AL  44 (4th)
1963 AL  51 (2nd)
1964 AL  67 (2nd)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1966 AL  9 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1958 AL  8 (4th)
1960 AL  9 (3rd)
1962 AL  12 (2nd)
1963 AL  8 (4th)
1964 AL  9 (2nd)
1965 AL  6 (4th)
1967 AL  9 (5th)
Career  87 (76th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1960 AL  8 (5th)
1963 AL  8 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1968 AL  41 (4th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1960 AL  20 (3rd)
1961 AL  20 (4th)
1962 AL  23 (4th)
1964 AL  26 (2nd)
1965 AL  22 (3rd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1958 AL  48.6 (4th)
1960 AL  51.3 (3rd)
1961 AL  50.0 (2nd)
1962 AL  54.8 (1st)
1963 AL  40.5 (4th)
1964 AL  49.1 (2nd)
1965 AL  36.1 (5th)
1966 AL  38.8 (5th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1959 AL  7 (5th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1957 AL  3 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 AL  1 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1955 AL  3 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1956 AL  2 (5th)
1958 AL  2 (4th)
1959 AL  4 (4th)
1960 AL  3 (4th)
1961 AL  4 (3rd)
1962 AL  9 (1st)
1963 AL  5 (2nd)
1964 AL  10 (1st)
1965 AL  3 (3rd)
Career  39 (28th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1961 AL  6.61 (5th)
1965 AL  7.26 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1961 AL  6.11 (4th)
1963 AL  6.34 (5th)
1965 AL  6.92 (3rd)
Career  6.09 (92nd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1961 AL  .993 (3rd)
1962 AL  .995 (2nd)
1963 AL  .994 (2nd)
1964 AL  .998 (1st)
1965 AL  .991 (5th)
Career  .993 (34th)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1955 AL  4 (5th)

Oldest s c a p y
1966 AL  born 1929-02-23 (9th)
1967 AL  born 1929-02-23 (8th)
1968 AL  born 1929-02-23 (4th)

             

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 27 (877), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 82 (228), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 22 (656), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (34th), 27.0 career WAR/26.4 7yr-peak WAR/26.7 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1958 29 New York Yankees $17,000 ? 2-2-59 UPI
1959 30 New York Yankees $20,000 ? 1/27/60 TSN 2/2/59 UPI says $25,000
1960 31 New York Yankees $20,000 ? 1/27/60 TSN
1965 36 New York Yankees $70,000 ? 3/27/65 TSN 2/20/65 TSN says $65,000
1966 37 New York Yankees $75,000 ? 03/11/67 1/29/66 TSN says $65,000
1967 38 New York Yankees $64,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database 3/11/67 TSN: $65,000
1968 39 Boston Red Sox $65,000 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$331,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

Name + "Statistics" Translations



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German: Elston Howard Statistik
Japanese: エルストン・ハワード 統計
Korean: 엘스턴 하워드 통계
Polish: Elston Howard Statystyki

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Name and misspellings: Elston ellston Elston elton Gene Howard howie

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