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Richard Dalton Howser
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 8", Weight 155 lb.
- School Florida State University
- High School Palm Beach High School
- Debut April 11, 1961
- Final Game September 27, 1968
- Born May 14, 1936 in Miami, FL USA
- Died June 17, 1987 in Kansas City, MO USA
After his playing career ended, Dick Howser spent a decade as a New York Yankees coach. He was their interim manager for one game in 1978. After spending 1980 as the Yankees manager and guiding the team to the ALCS, he became the Kansas City Royals skipper in 1981. He led the Royals to a victory in the 1985 World Series. Tragically, Howser died from a brain tumor in 1987 at age 51, a year after managing his last Royals game.
He was the first player from Florida State University to come to the major leagues. Howser returned to FSU as head coach in 1979, before the Yankees brought him back to New York as manager the next year.
- 1961 Topps All-Star Rookie Team
- AL All-Star (1961)
- 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 2 (1961 & 1964)
- Division Titles: 3 (1980, 1984 & 1985)
- Other Postseason Appearances: 1 (1981; 2nd half champion)
- AL Pennant: 1 (1985)
- Managed one World Series Champion with the Kansas City Royals in 1985
- 100 Wins Seasons as Manager: 1 (1980)
|New York Yankees Manager
|Kansas City Royals Manager
Year-By-Year Managerial Record
|1978||New York Yankees||American League||0-1||--||New York Yankees|| interim manager between Billy Martin (52-42)|
and Bob Lemon on July 24
|1980||New York Yankees||American League||103-59||1st||New York Yankees||Lost ALCS|
|1981||Kansas City Royals||American League||20-13||4th||Kansas City Royals||Lost ALDS||replaced Jim Frey (30-40) on August 31|
|1982||Kansas City Royals||American League||90-72||2nd||Kansas City Royals|
|1983||Kansas City Royals||American League||79-83||2nd||Kansas City Royals|
|1984||Kansas City Royals||American League||84-78||1st||Kansas City Royals||Lost ALCS|
|1985||Kansas City Royals||American League||91-71||1st||Kansas City Royals||World Series Champs|
|1986||Kansas City Royals||American League||40-48||--||Kansas City Royals||replaced by Mike Ferraro on July 17|