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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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1974 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Astros/Brewers 1973-1978

Final Game: September 30, 1978 (Age 29.265)
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Standard Fielding

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
1973 MIL AL 24 OF 12 9 9 92.0 32 29 2 1 0 .969 2 29 3.03 2.58 .979 2.29 2.27
1973 MIL AL 24 RF 6 5 5 51.0 17 15 1 1 0 .941 1 26 2.82 2.67 .976 2.08 2.07
1973 MIL AL 24 LF 5 4 4 41.0 14 13 1 0 0 1.000 1 32 3.07 2.80 .977 2.00 2.00
1973 MIL AL 24 DH 2 0
1974 HOU NL 25 OF 50 23 19 268.1 68 65 3 0 1 1.000 1 4 2.28 1.36 .979 2.27 2.27
1974 HOU NL 25 LF 41 18 15 214.1 50 47 3 0 1 1.000 1 7 2.10 1.22 .976 1.99 1.99
1974 HOU NL 25 CF 6 3 3 35.0 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -17 3.34 2.17 .985 2.78 2.77
1974 HOU NL 25 RF 4 2 1 19.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 6 1.89 1.00 .975 2.04 2.02
1975 HOU NL 26 OF 95 81 74 769.0 202 194 7 1 0 .995 1 2 2.35 2.12 .978 2.29 2.28
1975 HOU NL 26 LF 53 40 37 381.2 88 83 5 0 0 1.000 4 11 2.08 1.66 .973 2.10 2.10
1975 HOU NL 26 CF 36 30 29 290.0 92 89 2 1 0 .989 0 1 2.82 2.53 .984 2.72 2.72
1975 HOU NL 26 RF 12 11 8 97.1 18 17 1 0 0 1.000 -3 -36 1.66 1.50 .974 2.02 2.03
1976 HOU NL 27 OF 63 35 29 370.0 102 96 2 4 1 .961 3 11 2.38 1.56 .979 2.34 2.33
1976 HOU NL 27 LF 37 17 16 190.2 48 45 0 3 0 .938 -1 -6 2.12 1.22 .976 2.02 2.01
1976 HOU NL 27 RF 20 13 8 116.1 37 34 2 1 0 .973 4 37 2.79 1.80 .974 2.15 2.15
1976 HOU NL 27 CF 11 5 5 63.0 22 20 2 0 1 1.000 1 13 3.14 2.00 .984 2.86 2.84
1976 HOU NL 27 2B 2 2 1 14.0 9 2 6 1 1 .889 -1 -94 5.14 4.00 .976 5.46 5.45
1977 HOU NL 28 OF 62 33 30 382.1 103 100 2 1 1 .990 6 19 2.40 1.65 .978 2.26 2.26
1977 HOU NL 28 LF 46 22 22 251.2 63 62 0 1 0 .984 6 27 2.22 1.35 .972 1.93 1.93
1977 HOU NL 28 CF 15 7 7 96.2 29 28 1 0 1 1.000 -2 -25 2.70 1.93 .986 2.73 2.74
1977 HOU NL 28 RF 5 4 1 34.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 2 81 3.18 2.40 .974 2.12 2.10
1977 HOU NL 28 2B 4 0 0 9.0 8 5 3 0 0 1.000 0 0 8.00 2.00 .978 5.20 5.25
1978 HOU NL 29 OF 38 21 19 219.1 41 39 2 0 0 1.000 -4 -24 1.68 1.08 .980 2.31 2.29
1978 HOU NL 29 LF 30 14 13 156.1 26 25 1 0 0 1.000 -3 -26 1.50 0.87 .978 1.99 1.97
1978 HOU NL 29 CF 5 3 3 27.1 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -4 2.63 1.60 .982 2.80 2.76
1978 HOU NL 29 RF 4 4 3 35.2 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -30 1.51 1.50 .977 2.12 2.10
1978 HOU NL 29 C 3 0 0 9.2 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -124 4.66 1.67 .984 6.14 6.13 1 0 2 0 0% 32% 0
1978 HOU NL 29 2B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.20
6 Seasons OF 320 202 180 2101.0 548 523 18 7 3 .987 9 5 2.32 1.69 .979 2.29 2.28
6 Seasons LF 212 115 107 1235.2 289 275 10 4 1 .986 7 7 2.08 1.34 .974 2.02 2.01
5 Seasons CF 73 48 47 512.0 164 157 6 1 2 .994 -2 -4 2.87 2.23 .984 2.75 2.75
6 Seasons RF 51 39 26 353.1 94 88 4 2 0 .979 3 11 2.34 1.80 .975 2.09 2.09
3 Seasons 2B 7 2 1 24.0 17 7 9 1 1 .941 -1 -55 6.00 2.29 .976 5.36 5.30
1 Season C 3 0 0 9.2 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -124 4.66 1.67 .984 6.14 6.13 1 0 2 0 0% 32% 0
1 Season DH 2 0
6 Seasons TOT 330 204 181 2134.2 570 534 28 8 4 .986 7 4 2.37 1.70 .979 2.35 2.38 1 0 2 0 0% 32% 0
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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1973 MIL AL 24 RF 1 26 1 0 1 0
1973 MIL AL 24 LF 1 32 1 1 0 0
1974 HOU NL 25 LF 1 7 0 0 -0 1
1974 HOU NL 25 CF -0 -17 -0 0 -0 0
1974 HOU NL 25 RF 0 6 0 0 -0 0
1975 HOU NL 26 LF 4 11 1 2 -1 3
1975 HOU NL 26 CF 0 1 0 -1 2 0
1975 HOU NL 26 RF -3 -36 -2 -2 -0 -1
1976 HOU NL 27 LF -1 -6 0 1 -1 -1
1976 HOU NL 27 RF 4 37 2 0 1 2
1976 HOU NL 27 CF 1 13 1 0 0 0
1976 HOU NL 27 2B -1 -94 -1 0 -1 0
1977 HOU NL 28 LF 6 27 5 4 0 1
1977 HOU NL 28 CF -2 -25 -2 -0 -2 0
1977 HOU NL 28 RF 2 81 1 1 0 1
1977 HOU NL 28 2B 0 0 0 -0 0 0
1978 HOU NL 29 LF -3 -26 -2 -2 -1 -1
1978 HOU NL 29 CF -0 -4 -1 0 -2 1
1978 HOU NL 29 RF -1 -30 -1 -0 -1 0
1978 HOU NL 29 C -1 -124 -1
1978 HOU NL 29 2B
6 Seasons LF 7 7 4 6 -2 3
5 Seasons CF -2 -4 -3 -1 -2 1
6 Seasons RF 3 11 1 0 1 2
3 Seasons 2B -1 -55 -1 -0 -1 0
1 Season C -1 -124 -1
6 Seasons TOT 7 4 2 6 -4 0 6 -1
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1973 MIL AL 24 16 9 16 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 6 11 2 1 4
1974 HOU NL 25 64 23 64 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 41 6 4 51 0 9 21
1975 HOU NL 26 121 81 121 95 0 0 0 0 0 0 53 36 12 101 0 23 12
1976 HOU NL 27 94 37 94 65 0 0 0 2 0 0 37 11 20 68 0 26 15
1977 HOU NL 28 87 33 87 66 0 0 0 4 0 0 46 15 5 66 0 25 11
1978 HOU NL 29 84 21 84 41 0 3 0 1 0 0 30 5 4 39 0 54 5
6 Seasons 466 204 466 328 0 3 0 7 0 0 212 73 51 336 2 138 68
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1973 MIL AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 33.3% 2 0 0.0% 1 182 54% 81% 34% 23 61%
1974 HOU NL 25 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 12 11 0 9 3 0 6 3 0 3 0 0 8 6 1 38 23 60.5% 14 1 2.6% 2 921 65% 80% 27% 92 53%
1975 HOU NL 26 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 1 3 26 23 1 13 4 2 7 7 0 6 1 0 9 9 0 61 44 72.1% 14 3 4.9% 2 1641 59% 81% 27% 176 49%
1976 HOU NL 27 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 5 0 4 1 0 4 2 0 4 2 0 7 7 0 26 17 65.4% 9 0 0.0% 0 829 55% 83% 26% 83 54%
1977 HOU NL 28 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 6 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 5 5 0 21 15 71.4% 6 0 0.0% 0 1023 55% 81% 29% 104 60%
1978 HOU NL 29 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 2 0 4 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 4 4 0 16 6 37.5% 10 0 0.0% 1 677 64% 79% 27% 46 57%
6 Seasons 4 0 4 0 1 10 0 6 1 3 55 47 1 38 10 2 21 13 0 18 5 0 33 31 1 165 106 64.2% 55 4 2.4% 6 5273 59% 81% 27% 524 54%
MLB Averages 59.3% 2.9% 62% 82% 27% 48%

Advanced Fielding -- CF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1974 HOU NL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 4 2 50.0% 2 0 0.0% 0 158 54% 81% 28% 21 62%
1975 HOU NL 26 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 16 12 0 17 3 0 1 0 0 8 2 0 6 5 0 48 22 45.8% 26 0 0.0% 2 1257 57% 81% 28% 172 52%
1976 HOU NL 27 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 4 1 9 5 55.6% 3 1 11.1% 1 277 65% 82% 27% 26 77%
1977 HOU NL 28 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 4 0 3 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 4 2 1 16 7 43.8% 8 1 6.3% 0 435 50% 80% 25% 49 57%
1978 HOU NL 29 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 121 68% 82% 29% 16 50%
5 Seasons 1 0 1 0 0 6 0 3 3 0 23 19 0 22 3 0 3 1 0 13 2 0 17 12 2 78 37 47.4% 39 2 2.6% 4 2248 57% 81% 27% 284 56%
MLB Averages 45.1% 2.5% 62% 82% 27% 58%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1973 MIL AL 24 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 5 3 60.0% 2 0 0.0% 1 224 54% 78% 29% 23 70%
1974 HOU NL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 50.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 83 92% 81% 29% 6 67%
1975 HOU NL 26 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 12 1 8.3% 10 1 8.3% 0 432 47% 82% 26% 37 49%
1976 HOU NL 27 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 5 3 0 4 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 3 2 0 14 7 50.0% 6 1 7.1% 1 527 52% 84% 30% 53 68%
1977 HOU NL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 3 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 142 54% 86% 23% 21 57%
1978 HOU NL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.0% 2 0 0.0% 0 156 56% 87% 29% 9 67%
6 Seasons 2 0 2 0 0 4 0 1 0 2 16 8 0 7 0 1 3 2 1 6 1 0 6 4 0 38 15 39.5% 21 2 5.3% 2 1564 54% 83% 28% 149 62%
MLB Averages 41.6% 3.1% 62% 82% 27% 53%

Advanced Fielding -- 2B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1976 HOU NL 27 65 26% 83% 26% 7 86% 0 2 1 1 0 6 5 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1977 HOU NL 28 41 44% 83% 22% 5 100% 0 5 2 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 HOU NL 29 4 75% 25% 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Seasons 110 35% 81% 24% 12 92% 0 7 3 1 3 9 8 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
MLB Averages 62% 82% 28% 93%

Advanced Fielding -- C*

Pitching Stats Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA ERA RAvg Fld F2O% XI FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag SO Tot 1B 2B 3B K23 Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 263 n23 GB bFld bF2O%
1978 HOU NL 29 37 1.00 2.00 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 37 1.00 2.00 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.71 4.20 96% 91%

Advanced Fielding -- C Baserunning*

Year Tm Lg Age PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev
1978 HOU NL 29 1 0 8 2 0 0 0% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1.85
1 Season 1 0 8 2 0 0 0% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1.85
MLB Averages 36% 1.29 1.26



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1977 NL  6 (4th)

                                         

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