Harry Howell

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Harry Taylor Howell

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9"

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Biographical Information[edit]


Harry Howell had the misfortune of pitching for very poor teams for the majority of his career. Despite posting the 86th-best ERA of all-time (through April 2013), Howell's winning percentage was a meager .473. In 1905, pitching for the St. Louis Browns, he went 15-22, despite posting the sixth-best ERA in the American League with a 1.98 mark. The Browns went only 54-99 that season. Relying on unadjusted ERA is somewhat deceptive as this was the heart of the Deadball Era; his 109 ERA+ was certainly good though.

He was also a position player in 1902, appearing all over the field (except catcher), while still being the team's #1 pitcher.

He umpired a few one-off games in the AL from 1904 to 1907, then was a full-time umpire in the Federal League in 1915.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • AL Complete Games Leader (1905)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 4 (1905-1908)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 7 (1899, 1901 & 1904-1908)
  • 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 3 91905, 1907 & 1908)

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