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Dick Howser

Richard Dalton Howser

Positions: Shortstop and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 155 lb.

Born: May 14, 1936 in Miami, FL
High School: Palm Beach HS (West Palm Beach, FL)
School: Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
Signed
by the Kansas City Athletics as an amateur free agent in 1958. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 11, 1961 (Age 24.332)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1961 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Athletics/Yankees 1961-1968

Final Game: September 27, 1968 (Age 32.136)
Died: June 17, 1987 in Kansas City, MO
Buried: Tallahassee Memory Gardens, Tallahassee, FL
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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
1961 ★ 25 KCA AL 158 719 611 108 171 29 6 3 45 37 9 92 38 .280 .377 .362 .739 99 221 8 5 8 3 0 *6 AS,RoY-2
1962 26 KCA AL 83 337 286 53 68 8 3 6 34 19 2 38 8 .238 .326 .350 .676 80 100 5 1 9 3 0 6
1963 27 TOT AL 64 239 203 29 48 5 0 1 11 9 3 29 21 .236 .329 .276 .605 72 56 5 0 5 2 1 6
1963 27 KCA AL 15 49 41 4 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 3 .195 .313 .195 .508 43 8 0 0 1 0 1 6
1963 27 CLE AL 49 190 162 25 40 5 0 1 10 9 3 22 18 .247 .333 .296 .630 80 48 5 0 4 2 0 6
1964 28 CLE AL 162 736 637 101 163 23 4 3 52 20 7 76 39 .256 .335 .319 .654 84 203 12 2 16 4 1 *6
1965 29 CLE AL 107 377 307 47 72 8 2 1 6 17 4 57 25 .235 .354 .283 .638 83 87 5 1 10 2 0 64
1966 30 CLE AL 67 161 140 18 32 9 1 2 4 2 4 15 23 .229 .299 .350 .649 86 49 4 0 4 2 0 46
1967 31 NYY AL 63 179 149 18 40 6 0 0 10 1 4 25 15 .268 .381 .309 .689 111 46 0 2 3 0 0 45/6
1968 32 NYY AL 85 189 150 24 23 2 1 0 3 0 1 35 17 .153 .321 .180 .501 59 27 4 2 3 0 0 4/56
8 Yrs 789 2937 2483 398 617 90 17 16 165 105 34 367 186 .248 .346 .318 .664 87 789 43 13 58 16 2
162 Game Avg. 162 603 510 82 127 18 3 3 34 22 7 75 38 .248 .346 .318 .664 87 162 9 3 12 3 0
CLE (4 yrs) 385 1464 1246 191 307 45 7 7 72 48 18 170 105 .246 .336 .311 .646 83 387 26 3 34 10 1
KCA (3 yrs) 256 1105 938 165 247 37 9 9 80 56 11 137 49 .263 .359 .351 .710 91 329 13 6 18 6 1
NYY (2 yrs) 148 368 299 42 63 8 1 0 13 1 5 60 32 .211 .350 .244 .594 85 73 4 4 6 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
1961 ★ 25 KCA AL 158 719 6 10 1 -15 9 11 0.9 21 32 2.9 .507 .507 4.7 -0.8 47 *6 AS,RoY-2
1962 26 KCA AL 83 337 -4 6 0 -2 4 5 0.4 10 15 1.4 .506 .503 1.7 0.2 17 6
1963 27 KCA AL 15 49 -2 -0 0 -1 1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.2 .480 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -0 6
1963 27 CLE AL 49 190 -2 1 -1 -6 2 -6 -0.8 6 -1 -0.2 .486 .496 0.6 -0.5 6 6
1964 28 CLE AL 162 736 -9 7 1 -1 10 9 0.6 21 30 2.7 .506 .506 3.1 0.8 31 *6
1965 29 CLE AL 107 377 -4 6 -0 1 5 7 0.7 12 18 1.9 .507 .505 1.8 0.6 18 64
1966 30 CLE AL 67 161 -2 -1 -0 -1 2 -3 -0.4 5 2 0.1 .495 .498 0.3 0.0 4 $16,500 46
1967 31 NYY AL 63 179 2 -1 1 -4 1 -1 -0.2 6 5 0.4 .498 .499 0.9 -0.4 8 $16,500 45/6
1968 32 NYY AL 85 189 -7 0 -0 4 1 -1 -0.2 6 5 0.4 .498 .499 -0.1 0.6 1 4/56
8 Seasons 789 2937 -22 27 2 -25 36 17 0.6 89 106 9.5 .502 .503 13.1 0.5 131 $33,000
CLE (4 yrs) 385 1464 -17 12 -0 -8 20 6 0.1 44 50 4.5 .502 .503 5.9 0.9 58 $16,500
KCA (3 yrs) 256 1105 1 15 1 -18 14 13 0.9 33 46 4.2 .505 .505 6.4 -0.6 64
NYY (2 yrs) 148 368 -5 -1 0 1 2 -2 -0.4 12 10 0.8 .498 .499 0.9 0.2 9 $16,500

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
1961 KCA AL 25 SS 157 156 151 1348.0 764 299 427 38 85 .950 -15 -14 4.85 4.62 .956 4.84 4.78 AS,RoY-2
1962 KCA AL 26 SS 72 72 72 630.0 342 138 191 13 37 .962 -2 -3 4.70 4.57 .962 4.84 4.83
1963 TOT AL 27 SS 54 52 47 450.0 225 101 113 11 21 .951 -7 -20 4.28 3.96 .965 4.78 4.78
1963 KCA AL 27 SS 10 10 10 89.0 46 21 23 2 6 .957 -1 -12 4.45 4.40 .965 4.78 4.78
1963 CLE AL 27 SS 44 42 37 361.0 179 80 90 9 15 .950 -6 -22 4.24 3.86 .965 4.78 4.78
1964 CLE AL 28 SS 162 161 159 1459.2 774 291 463 20 100 .974 -1 -1 4.65 4.65 .968 4.78 4.77
1965 CLE AL 29 SS 73 69 66 611.0 299 119 173 7 33 .977 -1 -2 4.30 4.00 .962 4.74 4.73
1965 CLE AL 29 2B 17 12 9 114.1 63 25 38 0 8 1.000 2 19 4.96 3.71 .978 5.07 5.06
1966 CLE AL 30 2B 26 20 15 176.2 71 29 41 1 8 .986 -2 -13 3.57 2.69 .975 5.09 5.09
1966 CLE AL 30 SS 26 17 12 175.0 82 24 54 4 8 .951 0 3 4.01 3.00 .960 4.79 4.78
1967 NYY AL 31 2B 22 21 20 189.1 102 55 46 1 15 .990 -2 -15 4.80 4.59 .979 4.95 4.96
1967 NYY AL 31 3B 12 11 11 100.0 33 7 24 2 3 .939 -2 -20 2.79 2.58 .955 3.13 3.14
1967 NYY AL 31 SS 3 2 1 21.0 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 0 29 3.43 2.67 .962 4.63 4.63
1968 NYY AL 32 2B 29 27 25 252.0 164 58 103 3 19 .982 5 25 5.75 5.55 .977 5.11 5.08
1968 NYY AL 32 3B 2 2 2 18.0 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 -1 -67 2.00 2.00 .950 3.05 3.05
1968 NYY AL 32 SS 1 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0 60 9.00 2.00 .960 4.95 4.80
8 Seasons SS 548 529 508 4696.2 2496 975 1428 93 284 .963 -25 -6 4.60 4.39 .962 4.80 4.78
4 Seasons 2B 94 80 69 732.1 400 167 228 5 50 .988 3 5 4.85 4.20 .977 5.06 5.05
2 Seasons 3B 14 13 13 118.0 37 9 26 2 3 .946 -3 -27 2.67 2.50 .954 3.12 3.13
8 Seasons TOT 656 622 590 5547.0 2933 1151 1682 100 337 .966 -25 -5 4.60 4.32 .964 4.80 4.78
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

Offensive WARs c a p y
1961 AL  4.7 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1961 AL  158 (10th)
1964 AL  162 (3rd)

At Bats s c a p y
1961 AL  611 (7th)
1964 AL  637 (5th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1961 AL  719 (4th)
1964 AL  736 (1st)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1961 AL  108 (6th)
1964 AL  101 (2nd)

Hits s c a p y
1961 AL  171 (6th)
1964 AL  163 (10th)

Doubles s c a p y
1961 AL  29 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1961 AL  92 (9th)
1964 AL  76 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1961 AL  37 (2nd)
1962 AL  19 (5th)
1964 AL  20 (4th)
1965 AL  17 (7th)

Singles s c a p y
1961 AL  133 (6th)
1964 AL  133 (2nd)

Times On Base s c a p y
1961 AL  268 (4th)
1964 AL  241 (6th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1964 AL  16 (1st)
1965 AL  10 (3rd)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1961 AL  9 (4th)
1964 AL  7 (3rd)

SB % s c a p y
1961 AL  80.44 (2nd)
1962 AL  90.48 (1st)
1964 AL  74.07 (5th)
1965 AL  80.95 (3rd)
Career  75.54 (153rd)

AB per SO s c a p y
1961 AL  16.1 (5th)
1964 AL  16.3 (2nd)

Outs Made s c a p y
1961 AL  468 (8th)
1964 AL  513 (2nd)

Assistss c a p y
1961 AL  427 (5th)
1964 AL  463 (4th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1961 AL  38 (1st)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1961 AL  157 (1st)
1964 AL  162 (1st)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1961 AL  299 (1st)
1964 AL  291 (2nd)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1961 AL  427 (4th)
1964 AL  463 (3rd)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1961 AL  38 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1961 AL  85 (5th)
1964 AL  100 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1961 AL  4.85 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1961 AL  4.62 (5th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1964 AL  .974 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 30 (807), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 12 (1095), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 6 (2119), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Shortstop (182nd), 9.5 career WAR/9.9 7yr-peak WAR/9.7 JAWS
Average HOF SS (out of 21) = 66.7 career WAR/42.8 7yr-peak WAR/54.7 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
1966 30 Cleveland Indians $16,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
1967 31 New York Yankees $16,500 ? Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$33,000
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.

Name Translations

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Japanese: ディック・ハウザー 統計

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