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Ken Howell

Kenneth Howell

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: November 28, 1960 in Detroit, MI
School: Tuskegee University (Tuskegee, AL)
Drafted
by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 3rd round of the 1982 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 25, 1984 (Age 23.210, 12,518th in MLB history)   vs. SDP 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 0 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1984 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Phillies 1984-1990

Last Game: August 5, 1990 (Age 29.250)   vs. PIT 4.0 IP, 6 H, 3 SO, 4 BB, 4 ER
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Standard Pitching

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1984 23 LAD NL 5 5 .500 3.33 32 1 19 0 0 6 51.1 51 21 19 1 9 4 54 1 0 0 207 107 1.50 1.169 8.9 0.2 1.6 9.5 6.00
1985 24 LAD NL 4 7 .364 3.77 56 0 31 0 0 12 86.0 66 41 36 8 35 3 85 0 2 4 356 92 3.14 1.174 6.9 0.8 3.7 8.9 2.43
1986 25 LAD NL 6 12 .333 3.87 62 0 36 0 0 12 97.2 86 48 42 7 63 9 104 3 0 4 437 90 3.60 1.526 7.9 0.6 5.8 9.6 1.65
1987 26 LAD NL 3 4 .429 4.91 40 2 17 0 0 1 55.0 54 32 30 7 29 2 60 0 1 5 239 82 3.93 1.509 8.8 1.1 4.7 9.8 2.07
1988 27 LAD NL 0 1 .000 6.39 4 1 2 0 0 0 12.2 16 10 9 0 4 1 12 0 0 0 55 54 1.82 1.579 11.4 0.0 2.8 8.5 3.00
1989 28 PHI NL 12 12 .500 3.44 33 32 0 1 1 0 204.0 155 84 78 11 86 6 164 2 1 21 827 103 3.15 1.181 6.8 0.5 3.8 7.2 1.91
1990 29 PHI NL 8 7 .533 4.64 18 18 0 2 0 0 106.2 106 60 55 12 49 6 70 3 0 8 467 82 4.42 1.453 8.9 1.0 4.1 5.9 1.43
7 Yrs 38 48 .442 3.95 245 54 105 3 1 31 613.1 534 296 269 46 275 31 549 9 4 42 2588 92 3.34 1.319 7.8 0.7 4.0 8.1 2.00
162 Game Avg. 9 11 .442 3.95 56 12 24 1 0 7 139 121 67 61 10 63 7 125 2 1 10 589 92 3.34 1.319 7.8 0.7 4.0 8.1 2.00
LAD (5 yrs) 18 29 .383 4.04 194 4 105 0 0 31 302.2 273 152 136 23 140 19 315 4 3 13 1294 89 3.10 1.365 8.1 0.7 4.2 9.4 2.25
PHI (2 yrs) 20 19 .513 3.85 51 50 0 3 1 0 310.2 261 144 133 23 135 12 234 5 1 29 1294 94 3.59 1.275 7.6 0.7 3.9 6.8 1.73
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1984 23 LAD NL 51.1 32 1 21 3.68 4.03 -0.14 -0.26 99.9 3.91 1 0.1 2.1 -0.0 0.5 6 .502 .500
1985 24 LAD NL 86.0 56 0 41 4.29 4.04 0.06 -0.32 96.6 3.53 -8 -0.9 1.8 -0.5 -0.6 0 .484 .495
1986 25 LAD NL 97.2 62 0 48 4.42 4.09 -0.37 -0.32 94.7 3.93 -6 -0.7 1.7 -0.4 -0.1 3 .489 .496 $175,000
1987 26 LAD NL 55.0 40 2 32 5.24 4.60 -0.25 -0.27 100.2 4.58 -4 -0.5 1.0 -0.1 -0.0 1 .489 .497
1988 27 LAD NL 12.2 4 1 10 7.11 3.53 0.07 -0.09 105.5 3.55 -5 -0.5 .8 0.0 -0.4 -4 .370 .497 $215,000
1989 28 PHI NL 204.0 33 32 84 3.71 3.98 -0.43 0.14 100.5 4.57 19 2.3 1.5 -0.1 4.0 35 .570 .514 $225,000
1990 29 PHI NL 106.2 18 18 60 5.06 4.30 0.17 0.16 99.9 4.29 -11 -1.1 -0.1 -0.3 -0 .437 .493 $716,667
7 Seasons 613.1 245 54 296 4.34 4.11 -0.20 -0.07 99.0 4.20 -15 -1.2 1.6 -1.2 3.2 41 .495 .499 $1,331,667
LAD (5 yrs) 302.2 194 4 152 4.52 4.13 -0.17 -0.29 97.6 3.91 -23 -2.4 1.6 -1.0 -0.6 6 .487 .497 $390,000
PHI (2 yrs) 310.2 51 50 144 4.17 4.09 -0.23 0.14 100.3 4.47 8 1.2 1.5 -0.2 3.7 35 .523 .507 $941,667

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1985 24 LAD NL NLCS L STL 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
1 NLCS 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
1984 23 LAD NL 32 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1985 24 LAD NL 56 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1986 25 LAD NL 62 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1987 26 LAD NL 40 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 35 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
1988 27 LAD NL 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 1 0 1 0 0 /1
1989 28 PHI NL 33 78 65 0 6 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 25 .092 .132 .123 .255 -26 8 3 1 10 0 0 1
1990 29 PHI NL 18 39 30 2 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 15 .067 .097 .100 .197 -45 3 1 0 8 0 0 1
7 Yrs 245 138 114 3 9 3 0 0 3 1 0 3 49 .079 .110 .105 .215 -38 12 5 1 20 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 91 75 2 6 2 0 0 2 1 0 2 32 .079 .110 .105 .215 -38 8 3 1 13 0 0
LAD (5 yrs) 194 21 19 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 .053 .053 .053 .105 -70 1 1 0 2 0 0
PHI (2 yrs) 51 117 95 2 8 3 0 0 3 1 0 3 40 .084 .121 .116 .237 -32 11 4 1 18 0 0

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
1984 23 LAD NL 32 6 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1985 24 LAD NL 56 4 -0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.0 1 1
1986 25 LAD NL 62 5 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $175,000 1
1987 26 LAD NL 40 4 -0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1988 27 LAD NL 4 2 -0 0 -0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .488 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 $215,000 /1
1989 28 PHI NL 33 78 -10 -0 -0 0 9 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $225,000 1
1990 29 PHI NL 18 39 -7 1 -0 0 5 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .492 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 $716,667 1
7 Seasons 245 138 -21 1 -0 0 18 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .499 .500 -0.4 0.1 -3 $1,331,667
LAD (5 yrs) 194 21 -4 0 0 0 4 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $390,000
PHI (2 yrs) 51 117 -17 1 -1 0 14 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .493 .499 -0.4 0.0 -3 $941,667

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
1985 24 LAD NL NLCS STL L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1984 LAD NL 23 P 32 1 0 51.1 12 6 6 0 0 1.000 2.10 0.38 .954 1.88 1.87 5 2 29% 31% 0
1985 LAD NL 24 P 56 0 0 86.0 19 7 11 1 0 .947 1.88 0.32 .953 1.92 1.92 6 5 45% 30% 0
1986 LAD NL 25 P 62 0 0 97.2 13 5 7 1 0 .923 1.11 0.19 .955 1.94 1.94 10 6 38% 32% 0
1987 LAD NL 26 P 40 2 0 55.0 10 5 5 0 0 1.000 1.64 0.25 .955 1.91 1.90 4 3 43% 29% 0
1988 LAD NL 27 P 4 1 0 12.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.71 0.25 .960 1.99 1.95 1 1 50% 29% 0
1989 PHI NL 28 P 33 32 1 204.0 32 13 19 0 2 1.000 1.41 0.97 .947 1.87 1.87 26 15 37% 32% 2
1990 PHI NL 29 P 18 18 2 106.2 19 6 11 2 0 .895 1.43 0.94 .957 1.80 1.79 11 4 27% 29% 0
7 Seasons P 245 54 3 613.1 106 42 60 4 2 .962 1.50 0.42 .953 1.88 1.90 63 36 36% 31% 2
7 Seasons TOT 245 54 3 613.1 106 42 60 4 2 .962 1.50 0.42 .953 1.88 1.90 63 36 36% 31% 2
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

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1989 NL  6.838 (3rd)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1989 NL  7.235 (7th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1989 NL  164 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1989 NL  86 (5th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1989 NL  0.485 (4th)

Losses s c a p y
1986 NL  12 (10th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1989 NL  21 (1st)
1990 NL  8 (10th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1989 NL  3.15 (7th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1989 NL  10 (9th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1989 NL  1.000 (1st)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 6 (1854), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 7 (1168), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (878th), 2.8 career WAR/2.8 7yr-peak WAR/2.8 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 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
1986 25 Los Angeles Dodgers $175,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1988 27 Los Angeles Dodgers $215,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1989 28 Philadelphia Phillies $225,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 29 Philadelphia Phillies $716,667 ? USA Today
1991 30 Philadelphia Phillies $1,750,000 ? USA Today survey Missed entire season with injury
1992 31 Philadelphia Phillies $2,000,000 ? 4/2/92 USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$5,081,667
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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