Elston Gene Howard
Positions: Catcher, Leftfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 196 lb.
Born: February 23, 1929 in St. Louis, MO
High School: Vashon HS (St. Louis, MO)
( All Transactions) Debut: April 14, 1955 (Age 26)
vs. BOS 1 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB Teams (by GP): Yankees/RedSox 1955-1968 Final Game: September 29, 1968 (Age 39)
vs. NYY 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: December 14, 1980 in New York, NY Buried: George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ
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News -- April 2014
4/10 D.C. Baseball Yesterday and Today: This Date in Washington Senators History: April 10 1967 Opening Day – 44,382 fans see Mel Stottlemeyer of the New York Yankees toss a 2 hit shutout as the Senators ... News -- March 2014
3/16 Radical Baseball: Red Sox become Yankees. Yankees becoming Red Sox? Not so much.: Babe Ruth, Waite Hoyt, Herb Pennock, Red Ruffing, Wade Boggs. All Hall of Fame players. All except Boggs ...
3/16 Radical Baseball: Catchers, stand up for yourselves.:
Thirteen Hall of Famers since 1903 played at least half their games at catcher:
... News -- February 2014
2/23 Kings of Kauffman: Remembering Scott Elarton and His Tenure With the Royals Taking a look at today's birthdays in baseball, we find some interesting names. There is ...
2/23 It's About the Money (Stupid): Some Sunday news, links and notes: On this last Sunday with no baseball to watch, here are a few notes and some news about the Yankees:
Mark Feinsand has video of ...
2/20 Yanks Go Yard: Ranking The Top Five Catchers In Yankees History In honor of ... News -- January 2014
1/31 The Writer's Journey: Fifteen (or more) years on the ballot, but not a Hall of Famer: Some of the hoopla surrounding the Hall of Fame vote has died down now, with three players and three managers all set to be inducted ...
1/2 Cans of Cool: The Keltner List: Mike Piazza: This is the final Keltner List that I will do prior to the announcement of the Hall of Fame voting. Piazza is in a strange position, ... News -- December 2013
12/18 James Smyth Broadcast: Completely Overhauling the Starting Lineup: Chad Jennings has a good post today over at The LoHud Yankees Blog, comparing the 2013 starters with the potential group for 2014. ...
12/14 The Intelligent Fan: It’s Now Official: For Some Reason, River Avenue Will be Co-Named to Honor Mariano Rivera: Starting next season, fans taking the D train to Yankee Stadium will no longer be exiting at the “161st St. – River Ave.” ...
12/5 My Pinstripes: Yankees Introduce McCann to the Media: The Yankees introduced free agent acquisition Brian McCann to the media at 2:00 EST Thursday afternoon in what turned out to ... News -- November 2013
11/24 Tyler's Think Tank: McCann Solves Yankees' Catcher Problem:
McCann will fill a gaping hole on the Yankees roster (ESPN)
The Yankees made their first major splash of the offseason ...
11/1 Yanks Go Yard: New York Yankees’ Catcher Situation: The history of the Yankees can effectively be traced through their catching lineage. This lineage provided a distinct advantage ... News -- October 2013
10/14 The Cardboard Examiner: PURSUE THE PENNANTS: #1 AL BATTING LEADERS: AND A ROOKIE SHALL LEAD THEM.TWO ROOKIES IN THE TOP 10 IN BATTING.Let's get Pursue the Pennants off to a rousing start by featuring ...
10/11 My Pinstripes: Now Batting, Number 2, Derek Jeter...On Broadway:
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The New York Yankees have been part of the Broadway scene before as the villainous, never ...
10/10 James Smyth Broadcast: Top Yankees Postseason Home Runs by Inning: Ninth Inning: We've made it to the ninth inning so it's time to go all out. The first eight parts of this series have had six homers for each ... News -- September 2013
9/24 Fire Brand of the American League: Red Sox Retired Jerseys: Over the weekend a statue of Yaz went up. It was great, if not overdue. Then again, the Red Sox are a little too strict when it ...
9/20 The Intelligent Fan: There is No Reason to Rename a Street to Honor Mariano Rivera: The 2013 Yankee season has unquestionably – and rightfully – been the season of Mariano Rivera. When, during his press conference ...
9/17 Pinstripe Pundits: Chris Stewart has been historically bad, but at the fault of others: Chris Stewart is terrible, and has no business serving as a Major League starting catcher. Yet, I don’t want to give him ... News -- August 2013
8/14 Radical Baseball: Worst Yankee behavior: Ruth, Ford or Rodriguez?: Babe Ruth
Those are your choices. Figured out why? Each violated the law and/or ...
8/13 Bleeding Yankee Blue: BYB EXCLUSIVE: WILLIE RANDOLPH CENTERSTAGE INTERVIEW:
Be sure to check out Center Stage with Willie Randolph tomorrow night!
(Photo credit: Ellen Wallop/Yes ...
8/1 It's About the Money (Stupid): Random box score of the week: May 18, 1966: For this week’s box score, I truly picked the game randomly. I went to Baseball Reference’s box score page, looked ... News -- July 2013
7/26 Twinstrivia.com: This Day in Twins History – July 26, 1967: Twins pitcher Jim Merritt, a 23-year-old lefty sets a team record when he pitches the first 13 innings of an 18 inning 3-2 win ...
7/19 James Smyth Broadcast: Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright: First MVP and Cy Young Battery?: Yesterday, I wrote about the possibility of Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey being the first reigning MVP's to both win it again ...
7/14 Bleeding Yankee Blue: THE WILLIE RANDOLPH YOU HAVEN'T SEEN YET!:
(Photo credit: Ellen Wallop/Yes Network)
Recently I had the opportunity to attend the "CenterStage" taping of
Michael ... News -- May 2013
5/22 Radical Baseball: Buster Posey: .413 BA in 2012 batting only righty?: How does this impact the possibility that Mickey Mantle might have had a batting average (BA) of .400 or higher ... twice? 2012 ... News -- April 2013
4/26 BronxPinstripes.com: On This Day in History | 1961: On this day 52 years ago, Roger Maris began his assault on Babe Ruth‘s hallowed home run record. It took him until the eleventh ...
4/10 D.C. Baseball Yesterday and Today: This Date in Washington Senators History: April 10 1967 Opening Day – 44,382 fans see Mel Stottlemeyer of the New York Yankees toss a 2 hit shutout as the Senators ... News -- March 2013
3/3 Bleeding Yankee Blue: THE FIGHT FOR YANKEE CATCHER IS ON!:
The race for the starting catcher role of the Yankees is on, and this is going to be a pivotal role for the team. After the ...
3/1 60ft6in.com: Rating Red Sox General Managers: The Boston Red Sox did not have a General Manager until Tom Yawkey bought the team in 1933 and brought in Eddie Collins. up through ... News -- February 2013
2/23 Bronx Baseball Daily: Classic Yankees: Ralph Houk:
He was known as the “Major,” and for good reason. He kept a helmet on his mantelpiece, a helmet with a bullet hole in it ...
2/18 The Cardboard Examiner: 1959 TOPPS BASEBALL THRILLS AL KALINE: THIS CARD QUICKENS THE PULSE.ABOUT SAYS IT ALL.THE FRONT PAGEAl Kaline is one of the most underrated Hall of Famers. He ... News -- January 2013
1/31 Bleeding Yankee Blue: HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACKIE ROBINSON:
We all know Jackie Robinson's amazing story. He did the impossible and broke through the color barrier. Without Jackie, there ...
1/22 YankeeAnalysts.com: The Difference Between The 1965 And 2013 Yankees: Over the last few months, I’ve heard a new narrative about the 2013 Yankees regressing like the team did between 1964 to ...
1/21 Pinstripe Pundits: Recalling Elston Howard on MLK Day: Today, as we remember and honor civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I thought it would be **** to look back at the ...
1/9 Pinstripe Pundits: Taboo: Trading with the Red Sox: I know, it’ll never happen. The rivalry between the Yankees and Red Sox makes trade discussions between the two clubs taboo. ... News -- December 2012
12/20 161st and River: Interviews | Bobby Richardson: The Yankee dynasty of the late 50s and early 60s was defined by its power. Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, the “M&M ... News -- November 2012
11/22 Bleeding Yankee Blue: GOING HOME: BASEBALL & THANKSGIVING:
Thanksgiving is a homecoming of sorts for Americans near and far. Interestingly enough, as the new movie Lincoln hits ... News -- October 2012
10/30 Crashburn Alley: Does the Future Include Carlos Ruiz?: Elite catchers are hard to come by these days. Teams that manage to find one hold on to them for dear life, as the Minnesota Twins ... News -- July 2012
7/25 Bleeding Yankee Blue: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: RON BLOMBERG: Family. Beyond the
obvious, it’s a term generally used to describe a special bond between two or
more people. ... News -- June 2012
6/27 Baseball Musings: Mets in Context: I’m trying to put the Mets game today in context. Four players drove in at least four runs each, and they accounted for ...
6/26 High Heat Stats: Carlos Ruiz is still hitting .350 (in case you hadn’t noticed): In Monday’s action, Carlos Ruiz was a major contributor to the Phillies attack in an 8-3 romp over the Pirates, going 3 ... News -- May 2012
5/17 James Smyth Broadcast: All-Time Bluefield Team - Mark Belanger: The next member of the All-Time Bluefield-to-the-Bigs Team would be the starting shortstop on many of these kinds of hypothetical ... News -- April 2012
4/20 Tyler's Think Tank: MLB All Decade Team 1960s: This team is so stacked that I had to leave out Mickey Mantle, Ernie Banks, Al Kaline, Roberto Clemente, Carl Yastrzemski, ...
4/10 D.C. Baseball Yesterday and Today: This Date in Washington Senators History: April 10 1967 Opening Day – 44,382 fans see Mel Stottlemeyer of the New York Yankees toss a 2 hit shutout as the Senators ... News -- March 2012
3/30 Baseball Musings: The Bronx is Up: The Bronx Museum of the Arts features Baseball in the Bronx: Nine Innings of Bronx Baseball in honor of the opening of the 2012 ... News -- February 2012
2/29 WasWatching: Batters Appearing In 20+ World Series Games Won: Lotta Yankees on this list - Rk Player #Matching 1 Yogi Berra 43 Ind. Games 2 Joe DiMaggio 37 Ind. Games 3 Phil Rizzuto 32 ... News -- January 2012
1/7 Baseball Musings: Carey Passes: Andy Carey, third baseman for the Casey Stengel Yankees, died Dec. 15th: A third baseman, Carey was an above-average fielder — ... News -- December 2011
12/19 The Writer's Journey: Retired Numbers: #32: Jim Umbricht, Houston Colt .45s Umbricht pitched two very solid seasons as a reliever for Houston, posting ERAs of 2.01 and 2.61, ... News -- August 2011
8/17 B-R Blog: Bryan Petersen and two triples in a game: Bryan Petersen of the Marlins had two triples in last night's Marlins game, his 60th in the majors. Here are the last 25 guys ... News -- March 2011
3/23 Bronx Baseball Daily: Classic Yankees: Elston Howard:
December 14, 1980. New York, and the world, was still in a state of shock. The previous Monday night, John ...
3/9 B-R Blog: Batters With WPA =.35+ In Post-Season Sudden Death Games: Today is Aaron Boone's birthday. Related, I wanted to see which players in baseball history had a WPA of .35 or better in a post-season ... News -- December 2010
12/14 B-R Blog: Miguel Cabrera, Adrian Gonzalez, and 30 IBBs without 100 total BB in a season: Going back as far as we have intentional walk stats, here are the only guys to have at least 30 IBBs in a season without reaching ... News -- June 2010
6/23 NY Baseball Digest: Vote: NYBD Yanks Strat-O-Matic All Star Catchers: Here is the first vote – the catchers! Starting with the Yankees here are the three choices and their respective seasons: ...