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Elston Howard

Elston Gene Howard

Positions: Outfielder and Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 196 lb.

Born: February 23, 1929 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: December 14, 1980 in New York, New York, United States
High School: Vashon HS (St. Louis, MO)

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Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1948 19 Kansas City NAL NgM 50 49 6 13 2 0 1 5 1 1 .265 .280 .367 .647 18 0
1950 21 -2.9 Muskegon CENL A NYY 54 184 52 6 2 9 .283 .484 89
1953 24 -3.0 Kansas City AA AAA NYY 139 530 497 58 142 22 9 10 70 3 28 56 .286 .326 .427 .753 212 15 2 3
1954 25 -3.6 Toronto IL AAA 138 552 497 78 164 21 16 22 109 2 36 44 .330 .380 .569 .949 283 9 2 8
1955 26 -2.5 NYY AL MLB NYY 97 305 279 33 81 8 7 10 43 0 0 20 36 .290 .336 .477 .812 133 4 1 1 4 5
1956 27 -1.4 NYY AL MLB NYY 98 316 290 35 76 8 3 5 34 0 1 21 30 .262 .312 .362 .674 105 11 1 2 2 6
1957 28 -0.7 NYY AL MLB NYY 110 380 356 33 90 13 4 8 44 2 5 16 43 .253 .283 .379 .663 135 18 0 6 2 6
1958 29 0.5 NYY AL MLB NYY 103 406 376 45 118 19 5 11 66 1 1 22 60 .314 .348 .479 .827 180 9 0 4 4 6
1959 30 1.2 NYY AL MLB NYY 125 474 443 59 121 24 6 18 73 0 1 20 57 .273 .306 .476 .783 211 12 3 4 4 4
1960 31 2.5 NYY AL MLB NYY 107 361 323 29 79 11 3 6 39 3 0 28 43 .245 .298 .353 .651 114 8 0 2 8 7
1961 32 3.8 NYY AL MLB NYY 129 482 446 64 155 17 5 21 77 0 3 28 65 .348 .387 .549 .936 245 5 3 1 4 6
1962 33 5.2 NYY AL MLB NYY 136 538 494 63 138 23 5 21 91 1 1 31 76 .279 .318 .474 .791 234 20 1 3 9 1
1963 34 6.3 NYY AL MLB NYY 135 531 487 75 140 21 6 28 85 0 0 35 68 .287 .342 .528 .869 257 17 6 1 2 4
1964 35 7.5 NYY AL MLB NYY 150 607 550 63 172 27 3 15 84 1 1 48 73 .313 .371 .455 .825 250 10 5 0 4 12
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1965 36 8.7 NYY AL MLB NYY 110 418 391 38 91 15 1 9 45 0 0 24 65 .233 .278 .345 .623 135 16 1 1 1 3
1966 37 9.8 NYY AL MLB NYY 126 451 410 38 105 19 2 6 35 0 0 37 65 .256 .317 .356 .673 146 12 1 0 3 9
1967 38 10.8 2 Teams AL MLB NYY-BOS 108 345 315 22 56 9 0 4 28 0 0 21 60 .178 .233 .244 .478 77 10 3 2 4 6
1967 38 10.8 NYY AL MLB NYY 66 216 199 13 39 6 0 3 17 0 0 12 36 .196 .247 .271 .518 54 6 2 1 2 3
1967 38 10.8 BOS AL MLB BOS 42 129 116 9 17 3 0 1 11 0 0 9 24 .147 .211 .198 .409 23 4 1 1 2 3
1968 39 11.8 BOS AL MLB BOS 71 229 203 22 49 4 0 5 18 1 1 22 45 .241 .317 .335 .652 68 5 1 2 1 7
MLB (14 seasons) MLB 1605 5843 5363 619 1471 218 50 167 762 9 14 373 786 .274 .322 .427 .749 2290 157 26 29 52 82
Minors (3 seasons) Minors 331 1266 1178 136 358 49 27 41 179 5 64 100 .304 .496 584 15 11 5 8
All Levels (18 Seasons) 1936 7159 6590 761 1842 269 77 209 946 15 14 438 886 .280 .439 2892 172 37 34 60 82
AAA (2 seasons) Minors 277 1082 994 136 306 43 25 32 179 5 64 100 .308 .354 .498 .852 495 15 11 5 8
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1953 24 Kansas City AA AAA NYY C 11 60 49 7 4 0 .933 5.09 2
1953 24 Kansas City AA AAA NYY OF 117 198 179 13 6 0 .970 1.64
1954 25 Toronto IL AAA C 97 575 528 40 7 7 .988 5.86 11
1954 25 Toronto IL AAA OF 38 63 60 2 1 0 .984 1.63
1955 26 NYY AL MLB NYY C 9 48.0 26 23 3 0 2 1.000 4.88 2.89 0 0 2 100%
1955 26 NYY AL MLB NYY LF 62
1955 26 NYY AL MLB NYY OF 75 521.0 137 124 10 3 3 .978 2.31 1.79
1955 26 NYY AL MLB NYY RF 15
1956 27 NYY AL MLB NYY C 26 184.0 122 108 14 0 5 1.000 5.97 4.69 2 7 9 56%
1956 27 NYY AL MLB NYY LF 62
1956 27 NYY AL MLB NYY OF 65 484.0 100 97 2 1 0 .990 1.84 1.52
1956 27 NYY AL MLB NYY RF 5
1957 28 NYY AL MLB NYY 1B 2 16.0 23 20 3 0 1 1.000 12.94 11.50
1957 28 NYY AL MLB NYY C 32 238.0 192 178 11 3 4 .984 7.15 5.91 3 6 9 60%
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1957 28 NYY AL MLB NYY LF 69
1957 28 NYY AL MLB NYY OF 71 575.0 76 68 5 3 0 .961 1.14 1.03
1957 28 NYY AL MLB NYY RF 2
1958 29 NYY AL MLB NYY 1B 5 43.0 40 38 2 0 5 1.000 8.37 8.00
1958 29 NYY AL MLB NYY C 67 591.0 382 355 26 1 8 .997 5.80 5.69 3 18 17 49%
1958 29 NYY AL MLB NYY LF 17
1958 29 NYY AL MLB NYY OF 24 197.0 56 54 1 1 0 .982 2.51 2.29
1958 29 NYY AL MLB NYY RF 8
1959 30 NYY AL MLB NYY 1B 50 416.0 477 444 26 7 39 .985 10.17 9.40
1959 30 NYY AL MLB NYY C 43 358.0 246 221 23 2 2 .992 6.13 5.67 4 5 9 64%
1959 30 NYY AL MLB NYY LF 18
1959 30 NYY AL MLB NYY OF 28 213.0 48 47 0 1 0 .979 1.99 1.68
1959 30 NYY AL MLB NYY RF 10
1960 31 NYY AL MLB NYY C 91 732.0 456 410 40 6 9 .987 5.53 4.95 8 19 20 51%
1960 31 NYY AL MLB NYY LF 1
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1960 31 NYY AL MLB NYY OF 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1961 32 NYY AL MLB NYY 1B 9 86.0 95 90 4 1 12 .989 9.84 10.44
1961 32 NYY AL MLB NYY C 111 923.0 683 635 43 5 4 .993 6.61 6.11 8 20 20 50%
1962 33 NYY AL MLB NYY C 129 1090.0 761 713 44 4 12 .995 6.25 5.87 6 19 23 55%
1963 34 NYY AL MLB NYY C 132 1144.0 842 786 51 5 8 .994 6.58 6.34 8 22 15 41%
1964 35 NYY AL MLB NYY C 146 1299.0 1008 939 67 2 9 .998 6.97 6.89 8 27 26 49%
1965 36 NYY AL MLB NYY 1B 5 27.0 30 29 1 0 2 1.000 10.00 6.00
1965 36 NYY AL MLB NYY C 95 814.0 663 614 43 6 6 .991 7.26 6.92 10 39 22 36%
1965 36 NYY AL MLB NYY LF 1
1965 36 NYY AL MLB NYY OF 1 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.12 1.00
1966 37 NYY AL MLB NYY 1B 13 105.0 120 112 8 0 11 1.000 10.29 9.23
1966 37 NYY AL MLB NYY C 100 852.0 606 553 44 9 6 .985 6.31 5.97 6 30 19 39%
1967 38 2 Teams AL MLB NYY-BOS C 89 726.0 581 535 40 6 9 .990 7.13 6.46 6 32 18 36%
1967 38 NYY AL MLB NYY 1B 1 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 1.00
1967 38 NYY AL MLB NYY C 48 420.0 320 289 26 5 4 .984 6.75 6.56 3 19 11 37%
1967 38 BOS AL MLB BOS C 41 306.0 261 246 14 1 5 .996 7.65 6.34 3 13 7 35%
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1968 39 BOS AL MLB BOS C 68 536.0 409 377 30 2 3 .995 6.83 5.99 3 41 14 25%
MLB (7 seasons) MLB 1B 85 696.0 786 734 44 8 70 .990 10.06 9.15
MLB (14 seasons) MLB C 1138 9535.0 6977 6447 479 51 87 .993 6.54 6.09 75 285 223 44%
MLB (7 seasons) MLB LF 230
MLB (7 seasons) MLB OF 265 1999.0 418 391 18 9 3 .978 1.84 1.54
MLB (5 seasons) MLB RF 40
Minors (2 seasons) Minors C 108 635 577 47 11 7 .983 5.78 13
Minors (2 seasons) Minors OF 155 261 239 15 7 0 .973 1.64
All Levels (7 Seasons) 1B 85 696.0 786 734 44 8 70 .990 10.06 9.15
All Levels (16 Seasons) C 1246 9535.0 7612 7024 526 62 94 .992 6.54 6.06 88 285 223 44%
All Levels (7 Seasons) LF 230
All Levels (9 Seasons) OF 420 1999.0 679 630 33 16 3 .976 1.84 1.58
All Levels (5 Seasons) RF 40
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1948 19 Kansas City Monarchs Negro American League NgM
1950 21 Muskegon Clippers Central League A
1951 22 Military Service
1952 23 Military Service
1953 24 Kansas City Blues American Association AAA
1954 25 Toronto Maple Leafs International League AAA
1955 26 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1955-04-14 1955-09-25
1956 27 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1956-04-17 1956-09-25
1957 28 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1957-04-16 1957-09-29
1958 29 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1958-04-15 1958-09-28
1959 30 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1959-04-14 1959-09-27
1960 31 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1960-04-19 1960-10-02
1961 32 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1961-04-15 1961-10-01
1962 33 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1962-04-10 1962-09-30
1963 34 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1963-04-09 1963-09-28
1964 35 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1964-04-16 1964-10-04
1965 36 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1965-04-12 1965-10-03
1966 37 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1966-04-12 1966-09-17
1967 38 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1967-04-10 1967-08-02
1967 38 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 2 1967-08-05 1967-10-01
1968 39 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1968-04-10 1968-09-29

Sabr ID: e6884b08

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