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Thomas Howard

Thomas Sylvester Howard

Positions: Outfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: December 11, 1964 in Middletown, OH
School: Ball State University (Muncie, IN)
Drafted
by the San Diego Padres in the 1st round (11th pick) of the 1986 amateur draft.
Signed June 11, 1986. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 3, 1990 (Age 25.204)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1991 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Indians/Cardinals/Padres/Astros/... 1990-2000

Final Game: October 1, 2000 (Age 35.295)
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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
1990 25 SDP NL 20 45 44 4 12 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 11 .273 .273 .318 .591 62 14 1 0 1 0 0 /789
1991 26 SDP NL 106 309 281 30 70 12 3 4 22 10 7 24 57 .249 .309 .356 .665 85 100 4 1 2 1 4 879
1992 27 TOT MLB 122 391 361 37 100 15 2 2 32 15 8 17 60 .277 .308 .346 .654 85 125 4 0 11 2 1 789/D
1992 27 SDP NL 5 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 88 1 0 0 1 0 0
1992 27 CLE AL 117 387 358 36 99 15 2 2 32 15 8 17 60 .277 .308 .346 .654 85 124 4 0 10 2 1 789/D
1993 28 TOT MLB 112 348 319 48 81 15 3 7 36 10 7 24 63 .254 .302 .386 .687 84 123 9 0 0 5 0 798/D
1993 28 CLE AL 74 194 178 26 42 7 0 3 23 5 1 12 42 .236 .278 .326 .604 62 58 5 0 0 4 0 98/7D
1993 28 CIN NL 38 154 141 22 39 8 3 4 13 5 6 12 21 .277 .331 .461 .792 110 65 4 0 0 1 0 78
1994 29 CIN NL 83 192 178 24 47 11 0 5 24 4 2 10 30 .264 .302 .410 .712 85 73 2 0 3 1 1 79/8
1995 30 CIN NL 113 304 281 42 85 15 2 3 26 17 8 20 37 .302 .350 .402 .752 99 113 3 1 1 1 0 879
1996 31 CIN NL 121 386 360 50 98 19 10 6 42 6 5 17 51 .272 .307 .431 .738 93 155 5 3 2 4 3 789
1997 32 HOU NL 107 286 255 24 63 16 1 3 22 1 2 26 48 .247 .323 .353 .676 80 90 3 3 1 1 1 897
1998 33 LAD NL 47 79 76 9 14 4 0 2 4 1 0 3 15 .184 .215 .316 .531 41 24 2 0 0 0 0 87/9D
1999 34 STL NL 98 215 195 16 57 10 0 6 28 1 1 17 26 .292 .353 .436 .789 98 85 3 2 0 1 0 9/7D
2000 35 STL NL 86 141 133 13 28 4 1 6 28 1 0 7 34 .211 .255 .391 .646 60 52 3 1 0 0 0 9/7D3
11 Yrs 1015 2696 2483 297 655 123 22 44 264 66 41 165 432 .264 .311 .384 .695 85 954 39 11 21 16 10
162 Game Avg. 162 430 396 47 105 20 4 7 42 11 7 26 69 .264 .311 .384 .695 85 152 6 2 3 3 2
CIN (4 yrs) 355 1036 960 138 269 53 15 18 105 32 21 59 139 .280 .322 .423 .745 96 406 14 4 6 7 4
SDP (3 yrs) 131 358 328 35 83 14 3 4 22 10 8 24 68 .253 .305 .351 .656 82 115 5 1 4 1 4
STL (2 yrs) 184 356 328 29 85 14 1 12 56 2 1 24 60 .259 .315 .418 .732 83 137 6 3 0 1 0
CLE (2 yrs) 191 581 536 62 141 22 2 5 55 20 9 29 102 .263 .298 .340 .637 77 182 9 0 10 6 1
LAD (1 yr) 47 79 76 9 14 4 0 2 4 1 0 3 15 .184 .215 .316 .531 41 24 2 0 0 0 0
HOU (1 yr) 107 286 255 24 63 16 1 3 22 1 2 26 48 .247 .323 .353 .676 80 90 3 3 1 1 1
NL (11 yrs) 824 2115 1947 235 514 101 20 39 209 46 32 136 330 .264 .314 .397 .711 87 772 30 11 11 10 9
AL (2 yrs) 191 581 536 62 141 22 2 5 55 20 9 29 102 .263 .298 .340 .637 77 182 9 0 10 6 1

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
1990 25 SDP NL 20 45 -2 -1 -0 -0 -0 -4 -0.4 1 -2 -0.2 .481 .498 -0.2 -0.1 -2 $100,000 /789
1991 26 SDP NL 106 309 -7 -0 0 15 -1 7 0.8 10 17 1.8 .508 .505 -0.0 1.6 2 $105,000 879
1992 27 SDP NL 5 4 -0 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .498 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $158,000
1992 27 CLE AL 117 387 -5 1 1 3 -3 -3 -0.3 15 11 1.1 .497 .498 0.8 0.0 8 789/D
1993 28 CLE AL 74 194 -9 2 -0 1 -2 -8 -0.9 7 -1 -0.2 .488 .495 -0.2 -0.1 -2 $325,000 98/7D
1993 28 CIN NL 38 154 5 -1 0 -0 -1 3 0.3 5 8 0.8 .508 .502 0.8 -0.1 8 78
1994 29 CIN NL 83 192 -5 2 0 -5 -2 -10 -1.0 6 -4 -0.4 .488 .494 0.1 -0.7 1 $575,000 79/8
1995 30 CIN NL 113 304 -0 -2 1 -1 -1 -4 -0.4 9 6 0.5 .497 .498 0.6 -0.2 7 $675,000 879
1996 31 CIN NL 121 386 -6 0 1 -6 -3 -14 -1.7 12 -2 -0.5 .488 .491 0.2 -1.0 4 $675,000 789
1997 32 HOU NL 107 286 -6 -0 1 3 -0 -2 -0.3 9 6 0.5 .498 .498 0.3 0.2 4 $750,000 897
1998 33 LAD NL 47 79 -7 0 0 1 -0 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .487 .496 -0.5 0.0 -4 $425,000 87/9D
1999 34 STL NL 98 215 1 -2 0 -1 -2 -3 -0.4 7 4 0.3 .497 .498 0.4 -0.3 5 $325,000 9/7D
2000 35 STL NL 86 141 -8 1 0 -3 -1 -12 -1.2 4 -7 -0.8 .487 .493 -0.4 -0.5 -4 $650,000 9/7D3
11 Seasons 1015 2696 -49 -1 4 6 -16 -56 -6.0 88 32 2.5 .495 .497 1.7 -1.2 26 $4,763,000
CIN (4 yrs) 355 1036 -7 -1 2 -12 -6 -24 -2.7 32 8 0.4 .493 .495 1.6 -2.1 20 $1,925,000
SDP (3 yrs) 131 358 -9 -1 0 15 -2 4 0.4 12 15 1.5 .503 .504 -0.2 1.5 0 $363,000
STL (2 yrs) 184 356 -7 -1 1 -5 -3 -15 -1.5 11 -4 -0.5 .492 .496 -0.0 -0.8 1 $975,000
CLE (2 yrs) 191 581 -14 2 0 4 -5 -12 -1.2 22 10 0.9 .494 .497 0.6 -0.1 6 $325,000
LAD (1 yr) 47 79 -7 0 0 1 -0 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .487 .496 -0.5 0.0 -4 $425,000
HOU (1 yr) 107 286 -6 -0 1 3 -0 -2 -0.3 9 6 0.5 .498 .498 0.3 0.2 4 $750,000

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
1995 30 CIN NL NLDS LAD W 3 10 10 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .100 .100 .200 .300 2 0 0 0 0 0
1995 30 CIN NL NLCS ATL L 4 11 8 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 .250 .364 .375 .739 3 0 0 0 1 0
1997 32 HOU NL NLDS ATL L 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (3 Series) 9 23 19 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 1 3 3 .158 .261 .263 .524 5 0 0 0 1 0
2 NLDS 5 12 11 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .091 .167 .182 .348 2 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 4 11 8 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 .250 .364 .375 .739 3 0 0 0 1 0

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 Awards
1990 SDP NL 25 OF 13 8 8 81.2 20 19 0 1 0 .950 -0 -6 2.09 1.46 .981 2.39 2.37
1990 SDP NL 25 LF 9 5 5 53.2 15 14 0 1 0 .933 0 11 2.35 1.56 .979 2.20 2.18
1990 SDP NL 25 CF 2 2 2 16.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -45 3.38 3.00 .983 2.76 2.75
1990 SDP NL 25 RF 2 1 1 12.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -30 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.20
1991 SDP NL 26 OF 86 68 59 625.1 187 182 4 1 1 .995 15 29 2.68 2.16 .983 2.28 2.27
1991 SDP NL 26 CF 41 37 33 321.1 107 106 1 0 1 1.000 7 27 3.00 2.61 .985 2.59 2.58
1991 SDP NL 26 LF 34 18 14 188.1 51 49 1 1 0 .980 4 29 2.39 1.47 .983 2.18 2.17
1991 SDP NL 26 RF 14 13 12 115.2 29 27 2 0 0 1.000 4 38 2.26 2.07 .980 2.06 2.05
1992 CLE AL 27 OF 97 76 69 736.2 192 185 5 2 0 .990 3 5 2.32 1.96 .983 2.47 2.46
1992 CLE AL 27 LF 68 46 44 453.0 120 115 3 2 0 .983 6 15 2.34 1.74 .981 2.29 2.28
1992 CLE AL 27 CF 22 18 15 177.2 45 44 1 0 0 1.000 0 1 2.28 2.05 .986 2.90 2.89
1992 CLE AL 27 RF 13 12 10 106.0 27 26 1 0 0 1.000 -3 -31 2.29 2.08 .982 2.23 2.22
1992 CLE AL 27 DH 2 1
1993 TOT MLB 28 OF 84 60 55 582.0 164 154 7 3 2 .982 0 1 2.49 1.92 .981 2.38 2.36
1993 TOT MLB 28 LF 36 23 21 227.1 62 59 2 1 0 .984 3 15 2.41 1.69 .977 2.12 2.13
1993 TOT MLB 28 CF 23 17 16 171.0 53 50 3 0 2 1.000 -1 -6 2.79 2.30 .986 2.75 2.73
1993 CLE AL 28 OF 47 29 27 292.1 86 81 3 2 1 .977 1 3 2.59 1.79 .983 2.41 2.39
1993 CLE AL 28 RF 28 20 18 183.2 50 46 2 2 0 .960 -2 -10 2.35 1.71 .978 2.23 2.21
1993 CLE AL 28 CF 11 7 7 80.2 26 25 1 0 1 1.000 0 6 2.90 2.36 .986 2.76 2.73
1993 CLE AL 28 LF 9 2 2 28.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 2 81 3.54 1.22 .984 2.22 2.21
1993 CLE AL 28 DH 7 6
1993 CIN NL 28 OF 37 31 28 289.2 78 73 4 1 1 .987 -0 -2 2.39 2.08 .979 2.34 2.33
1993 CIN NL 28 LF 27 21 19 199.1 51 48 2 1 0 .980 1 5 2.26 1.85 .975 2.11 2.10
1993 CIN NL 28 CF 12 10 9 90.1 27 25 2 0 1 1.000 -1 -17 2.69 2.25 .985 2.75 2.73
1994 CIN NL 29 OF 57 32 23 340.2 85 80 2 3 1 .965 -5 -17 2.17 1.44 .980 2.24 2.23
1994 CIN NL 29 LF 41 20 15 232.1 48 44 2 2 1 .958 -1 -6 1.78 1.12 .981 1.91 1.90
1994 CIN NL 29 RF 12 7 4 59.1 17 16 0 1 0 .941 -3 -65 2.43 1.33 .975 2.18 2.17
1994 CIN NL 29 CF 7 5 4 49.0 21 21 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -10 3.86 3.00 .982 2.63 2.61
1995 CIN NL 30 OF 82 57 26 510.2 130 126 2 2 1 .985 -1 -2 2.26 1.56 .979 2.15 2.14
1995 CIN NL 30 CF 39 35 13 263.0 75 73 2 0 1 1.000 2 7 2.57 1.92 .984 2.48 2.47
1995 CIN NL 30 LF 38 16 11 183.1 44 42 0 2 0 .955 -2 -12 2.06 1.11 .972 1.87 1.86
1995 CIN NL 30 RF 14 6 2 64.1 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -11 2.10 1.07 .978 2.08 2.07
1996 CIN NL 31 OF 103 77 52 725.0 170 160 7 3 1 .982 -6 -10 2.07 1.62 .978 2.13 2.12
1996 CIN NL 31 LF 51 27 20 272.0 53 50 3 0 1 1.000 4 16 1.75 1.04 .975 1.85 1.83
1996 CIN NL 31 CF 40 26 17 241.2 72 69 2 1 0 .986 -0 -2 2.64 1.78 .984 2.49 2.47
1996 CIN NL 31 RF 32 24 15 211.1 45 41 2 2 0 .956 -9 -53 1.83 1.34 .974 2.06 2.05
1997 HOU NL 32 OF 62 54 36 472.1 112 107 5 0 1 1.000 3 7 2.13 1.81 .980 2.13 2.12
1997 HOU NL 32 CF 41 35 19 295.2 78 73 5 0 1 1.000 1 4 2.37 1.90 .983 2.41 2.39
1997 HOU NL 32 RF 18 12 10 108.2 18 18 0 0 0 1.000 1 15 1.49 1.00 .977 2.04 2.03
1997 HOU NL 32 LF 10 7 7 68.0 17 17 0 0 0 1.000 0 4 2.25 1.70 .980 1.95 1.93
1998 LAD NL 33 OF 29 12 7 135.2 35 33 2 0 0 1.000 1 7 2.32 1.21 .980 2.17 2.16
1998 LAD NL 33 CF 13 8 4 74.0 21 19 2 0 0 1.000 0 5 2.55 1.62 .987 2.54 2.53
1998 LAD NL 33 LF 11 3 2 40.2 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 0 12 2.88 1.18 .975 1.88 1.88
1998 LAD NL 33 RF 6 1 1 21.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 6 0.86 0.33 .975 2.10 2.07
1998 LAD NL 33 DH 1 0
1999 STL NL 34 OF 48 38 22 329.0 78 77 0 1 0 .987 -1 -4 2.11 1.60 .981 2.26 2.24
1999 STL NL 34 RF 45 37 22 312.0 75 74 0 1 0 .987 -1 -4 2.13 1.64 .981 2.16 2.14
1999 STL NL 34 LF 3 1 0 17.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -7 1.59 1.00 .977 2.01 1.97
1999 STL NL 34 DH 1 1
2000 STL NL 35 OF 27 16 7 137.2 25 23 1 1 1 .960 -4 -31 1.57 0.89 .981 2.24 2.22
2000 STL NL 35 RF 22 12 6 109.2 24 22 1 1 1 .958 -2 -20 1.89 1.05 .979 2.19 2.16
2000 STL NL 35 LF 6 4 1 28.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -77 0.32 0.17 .980 1.93 1.90
2000 STL NL 35 DH 3 3
2000 STL NL 35 1B 1 0 0 4.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 60 9.00 4.00 .992 9.22 9.20
11 Seasons OF 688 498 364 4676.2 1198 1146 35 17 8 .986 5 1 2.27 1.72 .981 2.26 2.25
11 Seasons LF 307 170 140 1763.2 427 407 11 9 2 .979 13 9 2.13 1.36 .979 2.06 2.03
9 Seasons CF 228 183 123 1609.1 478 461 16 1 5 .998 8 6 2.67 2.09 .984 2.58 2.55
11 Seasons RF 206 145 101 1303.2 302 287 8 7 1 .977 -15 -14 2.04 1.43 .979 2.14 2.12
5 Seasons DH 14 11
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 4.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 60 9.00 4.00 .992 9.22 9.20
11 Seasons TOT 689 498 364 4680.2 1202 1150 35 17 8 .986 6 1 2.28 1.72 .981 2.27 2.26
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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.
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  • 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.
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Defensive WARs c a p y
1991 NL  1.6 (8th)

Triples s c a p y
1996 NL  10 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1994 NL  1 (4th)
1996 NL  1 (5th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1997 NL  5 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1995 NL  1 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1992 AL  6 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1991 NL  7 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
1991 NL  2.68 (5th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 1 (2441), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1977), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (2113), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (342nd), 2.5 career WAR/4.5 7yr-peak WAR/3.5 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

Transactions

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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
1990 25 San Diego Padres $100,000 ? USA Today
1991 26 San Diego Padres $105,000 ? USA Today survey
1992 27 San Diego Padres $158,000 ? 4/2/92 USA Today
1993 28 Cleveland Indians $325,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1994 29 Cincinnati Reds $575,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1995 30 Cincinnati Reds $675,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1
1996 31 Cincinnati Reds $675,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1
1997 32 Houston Astros $750,000 ? 1997 AP survey
1998 33 Los Angeles Dodgers $425,000 ? 4/3/98 USA Today
1999 34 St. Louis Cardinals $325,000 ? 11/19/99 USA Today
2000 35 St. Louis Cardinals $650,000 ? 4/5/00 AP
Career to date (may be incomplete)$4,763,000
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.

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