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Dixie Howell

Homer Elliott Howell

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: April 24, 1920 in Louisville, KY
High School: Male HS (Louisville, KY) (All Transactions)
Debut: May 6, 1947 (Age 27)
Rookie Status: Lost 1947 [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Pirates/Dodgers 1947-1956

Final Game: September 8, 1956 (Age 36)
Died: October 5, 1990 in Binghamton, NY
Buried: Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, KY
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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
1947 27 PIT NL 76 245 214 23 59 11 0 4 25 1 27 34 .276 .357 .383 .740 94 82 2 0 4 2
1949 29 CIN NL 64 183 172 17 42 6 1 2 18 0 8 21 .244 .286 .326 .611 63 56 5 2 1 2
1950 30 CIN NL 82 261 224 30 50 9 1 2 22 0 32 31 .223 .326 .299 .625 66 67 7 2 3 2
1951 31 CIN NL 77 222 207 22 52 6 1 2 18 0 2 15 34 .251 .302 .319 .621 66 66 3 0 0 2
1952 32 CIN NL 17 40 37 4 7 1 1 2 4 0 0 3 9 .189 .250 .432 .682 87 16 3 0 0 2
1953 33 BRO NL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
1955 35 BRO NL 16 45 42 2 11 4 0 0 5 0 0 1 7 .262 .273 .357 .630 63 15 0 0 1 1 0 2
1956 36 BRO NL 7 16 13 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .231 .267 .385 .651 67 5 0 0 1 1 1 /2
8 Yrs 340 1013 910 98 224 39 4 12 93 1 2 87 140 .246 .314 .337 .651 73 307 20 4 10 2 1
162 Game Avg. 162 483 434 47 107 19 2 6 44 0 41 67 .246 .314 .337 .651 73 146 10 2 5
CIN (4 yrs) 240 706 640 73 151 22 4 8 62 0 2 58 95 .236 .303 .320 .624 66 205 18 4 4
BRO (3 yrs) 24 62 56 2 14 6 0 0 6 0 0 2 11 .250 .267 .357 .624 61 20 0 0 2 2 1
PIT (1 yr) 76 245 214 23 59 11 0 4 25 1 27 34 .276 .357 .383 .740 94 82 2 0 4

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
1947 27 PIT NL 76 245 -2 0 0 -3 2 -3 -0.2 10 7 0.7 .496 .498 1.0 -0.1 10 $5,000 2
1949 29 CIN NL 64 183 -9 0 0 0 2 -7 -0.8 7 0 -0.1 .488 .495 -0.0 0.2 0 $8,000 2
1950 30 CIN NL 82 261 -10 0 -1 0 2 -9 -0.9 10 1 0.1 .489 .494 0.1 0.2 1 $8,000 2
1951 31 CIN NL 77 222 -10 -1 0 0 2 -9 -1.0 8 -1 -0.1 .487 .494 -0.1 0.2 -1 $8,000 2
1952 32 CIN NL 17 40 -1 0 -0 0 0 -0 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .497 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $8,000 2
1953 33 BRO NL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .470 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $8,000
1955 35 BRO NL 16 45 -2 -0 0 -1 0 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .483 .498 0.0 -0.1 0 $8,000 2
1956 36 BRO NL 7 16 -0 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 1 0 0.0 .493 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,667 /2
8 Seasons 340 1013 -34 -2 -0 -4 9 -32 -3.4 39 7 0.5 .490 .496 1.1 0.4 11 $54,667
CIN (4 yrs) 240 706 -30 -1 -1 0 6 -26 -2.8 27 1 -0.0 .489 .495 0.1 0.6 1 $32,000
BRO (3 yrs) 24 62 -3 -1 1 -1 1 -3 -0.4 2 -1 -0.1 .485 .499 -0.0 -0.1 -0 $17,667
PIT (1 yr) 76 245 -2 0 0 -3 2 -3 -0.2 10 7 0.7 .496 .498 1.0 -0.1 10 $5,000

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
1947 PIT NL 27 C 74 65 52 310 272 30 8 2 .974 4.08 .981 4.96 12 12 19 13 41% 44% 2
1949 CIN NL 29 C 56 46 39 229 191 35 3 2 .987 4.04 .982 4.98 5 13 18 15 45% 43% 1
1950 CIN NL 30 C 81 65 55 599.1 369 338 26 5 4 .986 5.47 4.49 .982 5.38 5.33 4 18 28 6 18% 38% 2
1951 CIN NL 31 C 73 57 53 532.0 307 275 28 4 5 .987 5.13 4.15 .981 5.18 5.16 4 10 31 7 18% 41% 1
1952 CIN NL 32 C 16 8 6 83.1 53 43 9 1 0 .981 5.62 3.25 .984 5.52 5.47 0 2 6 6 50% 44% 0
1955 BRO NL 35 C 13 9 8 88.0 54 49 4 1 0 .981 -1 -14 5.42 4.08 .987 5.65 5.60 1 2 2 0 0% 46% 0
1956 BRO NL 36 C 6 4 4 38.0 22 21 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 5.21 3.67 .985 5.83 5.77 0 2 0 1 100% 40% 0
7 Seasons C 319 254 217 1340.2 1344 1189 133 22 13 .984 -1 -1 5.33 4.14 .982 5.34 5.17 26 59 104 48 32% 42% 6
8 Seasons TOT 319 254 217 1340.2 1344 1189 133 22 13 .984 -1 -1 5.33 4.14 .982 5.34 5.17 26 59 104 48 32% 42% 6
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

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1947 NL  8 (5th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1947 NL  12 (2nd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1950 NL  28 (5th)
1951 NL  31 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1950 NL  5.47 (3rd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1950 NL  .986 (2nd)

                                         

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 Sources Notes/Other Sources
194727Pittsburgh Pirates$5,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
194929Cincinnati Reds$8,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
195030Cincinnati Reds$8,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
195131Cincinnati Reds$8,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
195232Cincinnati Reds$8,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
195333Brooklyn Dodgers$8,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
195535Brooklyn Dodgers$8,000Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
195636Brooklyn Dodgers$1,666Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$54,666
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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Name and misspellings: Homer Dixie Elliott Howell

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