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Art Howe

Arthur Henry Howe

Positions: Third Baseman, Second Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: December 15, 1946 in Pittsburgh, PA
School: University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY)
Signed
by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1971. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 10, 1974 (Age 27.207)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1975 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Astros/Cardinals/Pirates 1974-1985

Final Game: April 19, 1985 (Age 38.125)
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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 Awards
1974 PIT NL 27 3B 20 17 15 164.2 63 11 48 4 8 .937 2 12 3.22 2.95 .948 3.04 3.04
1974 PIT NL 27 SS 2 0 0 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -120 4.50 0.50 .960 4.95 4.95
1975 PIT NL 28 3B 42 36 34 342.2 113 17 89 7 4 .938 3 12 2.78 2.52 .945 2.98 2.97
1975 PIT NL 28 SS 3 0 0 5.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -96 3.60 0.67 .965 5.04 5.00
1976 HOU NL 29 3B 8 4 4 46.0 16 6 9 1 1 .938 -1 -16 2.93 1.88 .952 2.93 2.92
1976 HOU NL 29 2B 2 2 2 16.0 8 1 7 0 2 1.000 1 83 4.50 4.00 .975 5.46 5.45
1977 HOU NL 30 2B 96 95 82 822.0 478 192 279 7 49 .985 1 1 5.16 4.91 .977 5.24 5.24
1977 HOU NL 30 3B 19 15 14 147.2 54 16 37 1 1 .981 4 35 3.23 2.79 .956 2.98 2.98
1977 HOU NL 30 SS 11 5 1 41.0 22 5 17 0 2 1.000 -1 -23 4.83 2.00 .963 5.03 5.03
1978 HOU NL 31 2B 107 107 90 922.1 525 224 289 12 51 .977 -3 -3 5.01 4.79 .977 5.30 5.25
1978 HOU NL 31 3B 11 8 8 73.0 23 10 13 0 0 1.000 -0 -7 2.84 2.09 .952 3.00 2.97
1978 HOU NL 31 1B 1 1 1 9.0 7 6 0 1 0 .857 -0 -27 6.00 6.00 .991 10.00 9.90
1979 HOU NL 32 2B 68 67 23 504.1 317 126 188 3 33 .991 4 10 5.60 4.62 .979 5.42 5.40
1979 HOU NL 32 3B 59 29 26 313.2 121 47 70 4 6 .967 2 7 3.36 1.98 .951 2.89 2.88
1979 HOU NL 32 1B 3 3 2 28.0 18 15 3 0 3 1.000 0 17 5.79 6.00 .992 9.90 9.87
1980 HOU NL 33 1B 77 68 42 576.1 638 580 49 9 47 .986 -0 -1 9.82 8.17 .992 10.16 10.17
1980 HOU NL 33 3B 25 13 10 152.1 39 11 27 1 3 .974 -2 -16 2.25 1.52 .948 2.87 2.88
1980 HOU NL 33 SS 5 2 1 22.0 13 7 6 0 2 1.000 -0 -22 5.32 2.60 .966 4.99 5.02
1980 HOU NL 33 2B 3 0 0 8.0 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 -0 -30 4.50 1.33 .980 5.51 5.50
1981 HOU NL 34 3B 98 98 83 840.2 267 52 206 9 16 .966 6 9 2.76 2.63 .948 2.84 2.85 MVP-18
1981 HOU NL 34 1B 2 2 2 18.0 15 15 0 0 3 1.000 -0 -13 7.50 7.50 .992 10.20 10.25 MVP-18
1982 HOU NL 35 3B 72 72 66 631.1 212 53 153 6 13 .972 7 14 2.94 2.86 .951 2.77 2.78
1982 HOU NL 35 1B 35 34 31 289.2 313 291 21 1 34 .997 2 6 9.69 8.91 .992 10.23 10.26
1984 STL NL 37 3B 45 28 19 264.1 95 23 70 2 6 .979 2 7 3.17 2.07 .943 2.79 2.78
1984 STL NL 37 1B 11 3 2 34.0 48 45 2 1 6 .979 -1 -25 12.44 4.27 .992 9.85 9.83
1984 STL NL 37 2B 8 0 0 15.0 7 3 4 0 2 1.000 -0 -16 4.20 0.88 .979 5.40 5.39
1984 STL NL 37 SS 5 0 0 9.0 4 0 4 0 0 1.000 -0 -27 4.00 0.80 .965 4.90 4.86
1985 STL NL 38 1B 1 0 0 2.0 4 4 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 18.00 4.00 .992 9.90 10.00
1985 STL NL 38 3B 1 0 0 0.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 -0 2.00 .950 2.90
11 Seasons 3B 400 320 279 2976.1 1005 247 723 35 58 .965 23 9 2.93 2.43 .949 2.87 2.87
6 Seasons 2B 284 271 197 2287.2 1339 546 771 22 137 .984 3 2 5.18 4.64 .977 5.31 5.29
7 Seasons 1B 130 111 80 957.0 1043 956 75 12 94 .988 0 1 9.70 7.93 .992 10.16 10.16
5 Seasons SS 26 7 2 79.0 42 14 28 0 4 1.000 -2 -30 4.78 1.62 .964 5.00 4.98
11 Seasons TOT 840 709 558 6300.0 3429 1763 1597 69 293 .980 25 5 4.80 4.00 .973 4.89 4.88
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.
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
1974 PIT NL 27 3B 2 12 1 -1 2 1
1974 PIT NL 27 SS -0 -120 -0 0 -0 0
1975 PIT NL 28 3B 3 12 3 4 -1 0
1975 PIT NL 28 SS -0 -96 -0 -0 -0 0
1976 HOU NL 29 3B -1 -16 -1 -0 -0 0
1976 HOU NL 29 2B 1 83 1 0 1 0
1977 HOU NL 30 2B 1 1 2 3 -1 -1
1977 HOU NL 30 3B 4 35 4 1 4 0
1977 HOU NL 30 SS -1 -23 -1 -0 -1 0
1978 HOU NL 31 2B -3 -3 -2 5 -7 -1
1978 HOU NL 31 3B -0 -7 -0 -0 -0 0
1978 HOU NL 31 1B -0 -27 -0 -0 0 0
1979 HOU NL 32 2B 4 10 5 7 -2 -1
1979 HOU NL 32 3B 2 7 2 4 -2 0
1979 HOU NL 32 1B 0 17 0 0 0 0
1980 HOU NL 33 1B -0 -1 -1 -0 -1 1
1980 HOU NL 33 3B -2 -16 -2 -2 -0 0
1980 HOU NL 33 SS -0 -22 -0 -0 -0 0
1980 HOU NL 33 2B -0 -30 -0 0 -0 0
1981 HOU NL 34 3B 6 9 6 4 2 0
1981 HOU NL 34 1B -0 -13 -0 -0 -0 0
1982 HOU NL 35 3B 7 14 7 3 5 0
1982 HOU NL 35 1B 2 6 2 0 1 0
1984 STL NL 37 3B 2 7 2 2 -1 0
1984 STL NL 37 1B -1 -25 -1 0 -1 0
1984 STL NL 37 2B -0 -16 -0 0 -0 0
1984 STL NL 37 SS -0 -27 -0 -0 0 0
1985 STL NL 38 1B 0 0 0 0 0
1985 STL NL 38 3B -0 -0 0 -0
11 Seasons 3B 23 9 22 14 8 1
6 Seasons 2B 3 2 6 15 -9 -3
7 Seasons 1B 0 1 -0 1 -1 1
5 Seasons SS -2 -30 -2 -1 -1 0
11 Seasons TOT 25 5 26 29 -4 -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
1974 PIT NL 27 29 16 29 22 0 0 0 0 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
1975 PIT NL 28 63 36 63 45 0 0 0 0 42 3 0 0 0 0 0 19 3
1976 HOU NL 29 21 6 21 10 0 0 0 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
1977 HOU NL 30 125 115 125 119 0 0 0 96 20 10 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
1978 HOU NL 31 119 116 119 116 0 0 1 107 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1979 HOU NL 32 118 99 118 103 0 0 5 68 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
1980 HOU NL 33 110 83 110 99 0 0 76 3 26 5 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
1981 HOU NL 34 103 100 103 100 0 0 2 0 98 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1982 HOU NL 35 110 106 110 106 0 0 35 0 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1984 STL NL 37 89 31 89 67 0 0 10 8 46 5 0 0 0 0 0 28 2
1985 STL NL 38 4 0 4 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
11 Seasons 891 708 891 789 0 0 130 284 400 25 0 0 0 0 0 126 6
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 -- 3B*

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 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1974 PIT NL 27 696 66% 83% 29% 63 87% 0 11 9 1 1 47 35 11 0 0 4 0 4 0 2 8 6 0 6 2 2 0 6 100%
1975 PIT NL 28 1409 72% 79% 28% 113 89% 1 16 11 3 2 89 75 13 0 1 7 1 5 1 4 4 3 0 3 1 0 0 8 63%
1976 HOU NL 29 211 58% 86% 27% 16 94% 0 6 6 0 0 9 7 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
1977 HOU NL 30 619 54% 83% 31% 57 93% 1 18 12 1 5 42 37 3 1 3 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 100%
1978 HOU NL 31 311 51% 81% 24% 20 95% 0 10 8 0 2 12 11 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 50%
1979 HOU NL 32 1293 62% 83% 28% 118 93% 1 49 36 4 9 70 60 9 1 2 3 0 2 1 3 6 4 1 5 0 0 0 2 50%
1980 HOU NL 33 620 59% 84% 27% 45 87% 0 12 10 0 2 29 24 5 0 1 3 0 3 0 3 3 2 0 3 0 0 0 2 100%
1981 HOU NL 34 3419 59% 82% 29% 267 90% 2 52 40 2 10 206 164 31 3 6 9 0 8 1 8 16 13 0 13 3 3 0 11 73%
1982 HOU NL 35 2608 55% 82% 28% 218 91% 1 54 43 4 7 154 122 25 1 3 6 0 6 0 4 14 8 2 13 1 0 1 5 100%
1984 STL NL 37 1082 57% 84% 31% 85 98% 0 24 19 1 4 66 51 10 2 2 2 0 2 0 2 6 3 0 4 2 1 1 2 100%
1985 STL NL 38 3 67% 33% 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
11 Seasons 12271 60% 82% 29% 1002 91% 6 252 194 16 42 724 586 109 8 19 36 1 32 3 28 60 41 3 49 9 6 2 39 79%
MLB Averages 60% 82% 28% 90% 71%

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 29 57 74% 89% 42% 7 100% 0 1 0 1 0 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
1977 HOU NL 30 3481 61% 82% 28% 334 96% 0 191 78 76 37 275 245 21 0 5 7 1 6 0 3 49 15 6 14 6 42 20 22 5 2 3
1978 HOU NL 31 3952 60% 81% 25% 361 95% 1 225 83 79 63 294 255 31 1 2 12 1 9 2 7 51 22 4 18 1 47 20 26 4 1 3
1979 HOU NL 32 2134 56% 81% 28% 226 97% 1 127 50 49 28 191 162 21 3 4 4 0 3 1 3 32 13 2 9 1 27 10 16 4 3 1
1980 HOU NL 33 40 48% 95% 20% 4 75% 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 STL NL 37 60 68% 85% 25% 4 100% 0 3 1 1 1 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
6 Seasons 9724 60% 81% 27% 936 96% 2 547 212 206 129 775 672 77 4 11 23 2 18 3 13 136 51 12 44 8 120 53 65 13 6 7
MLB Averages 60% 82% 28% 94%

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1978 HOU NL 31 34 47% 79% 18% 4 75% 0 6 0 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 HOU NL 32 134 60% 75% 22% 9 100% 0 26 1 25 0 4 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 100%
1980 HOU NL 33 2357 52% 81% 27% 150 90% 0 567 28 529 10 64 47 29 12 0 3 9 0 9 0 9 47 3 3 0 43 6 4 2 2 9 100%
1981 HOU NL 34 71 62% 73% 25% 1 100% 0 15 0 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
1982 HOU NL 35 1236 55% 83% 27% 75 95% 1 291 9 274 8 43 22 14 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 34 0 0 0 33 0 1 0 1 4 75%
1984 STL NL 37 137 64% 82% 32% 6 83% 0 44 0 43 1 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 6 0 1 0 6 1 0 0 0 1 100%
1985 STL NL 38 6 83% 83% 67% 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7 Seasons 3975 54% 81% 27% 245 91% 1 953 38 896 19 118 75 47 18 0 5 12 0 12 0 12 94 3 4 0 88 7 6 3 3 15 93%
MLB Averages 60% 82% 28% 94% 90%

Advanced Fielding -- SS*

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 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1974 PIT NL 27 10 60% 90% 40% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 PIT NL 28 19 84% 89% 26% 1 100% 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 HOU NL 30 174 67% 83% 31% 14 100% 1 3 1 1 1 13 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 HOU NL 33 91 69% 86% 25% 8 100% 0 7 2 3 2 6 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
1984 STL NL 37 40 63% 80% 25% 4 100% 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Seasons 334 68% 84% 29% 28 100% 1 12 4 5 3 24 20 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
MLB Averages 60% 82% 28% 91%



* - 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

Hall of Fame
1991 BBWAA ()

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1981 NL (18, 5%)
0.05 Career Shares (1140th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1981 May NL Player of the Month

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1980 NL  9 (4th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
1978 NL  12 (5th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1981 NL  98 (4th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1981 NL  206 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1981 NL  16 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
1979 NL  4 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1978 NL  4.79 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1975 NL  3 (4th)
1977 NL  4 (5th)
1981 NL  6 (3rd)
1982 NL  7 (2nd)
Career  23 (57th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1981 NL  .966 (2nd)

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Name and misspellings: Arthur Art arturo Henry hoew Howe

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