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Dick HowserTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1961-1968 MLB Years: 1961-1968
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PositionsSS-548, 2B-94, 3B-14Position when DraftedSSPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRichard Dalton Howser
Height5-8Weight155BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateMay 14,1936PlaceMiami,Florida
Death DateJune 17,1987 [51.034]
High SchoolPalm Beach (West Palm Beach,FL)
CollegeFlorida State University (Tallahassee,FL)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1958 by the Kansas City Athletics.
MLB DebutApril 11,1961 [24.332]
OrganizationsCLE [4] KC1 [3] NYA [2] Awards0Awards Voting3-167
TBC Player ID13060Retrosheet IDhowsd101MLBAM ID116236
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Player Notes:   Topps All-Star Rookie (SS) in 1961 ... Inducted into the Florida State Athletics Hall of Fame in 1977... Inducted into the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame in 1987 ... The Kansas City Royals retired his #10 on July 3, 1987
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed80Power33Contact91XBH37RBIs27Runs70Hitting58Durability61Team.472Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1961Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc11ss25158611108171296345379923858308.280.377.362.73922138719.293.082.278.34112.805.290.410.42203.6722.22
1962Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc11ss268328653688363419238819305.238.326.350.67610017337.225.112.304.31011.282.370.211.7847.6725.00
1963Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc11ss271541480001007301010.195.313.195.5088049.211.000.171.24014.296.120.430.000.000.00
1963Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18ss274916225405011093221804205.247.333.296.629486190.269.049.222.29211.589.470.820.53162.0015.00
1963Totals for AL-AL         6420329485011193292105215.236.329.276.605566239.257.040.212.28112.138.790.720.42203.0012.50
1964Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18ss2816263710116323435220776392164112.256.335.319.65420330735.267.063.203.29910.345.310.510.41212.3318.40
1965Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18ss29107307477282161745725110205.235.354.283.6378711377.251.048.277.30215.126.630.440.27307.0015.28
1966Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle18ss-2b30671401832912424152304204.229.299.350.6494912161.256.121.214.2919.3214.291.531.2470.0037.50
1967New York YankeesALMLBnya102b-3b316314918406001014251523000.268.381.309.690466179.299.041.188.32513.978.380.600.000.0015.00
1968New York YankeesALMLBnya102b32851502423210301351723004.153.321.180.501273190.173.027.253.25618.428.950.490.000.0013.04
MLB Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter789248339861790171616510534367186135816243.248.346.318.6647891232937.262.070.246.00012.506.330.510.54155.1919.94
Cleveland Indians Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter3851246191307457772481817010533410126.246.336.311.647387591463.262.065.225.00011.627.180.620.48178.0019.22
Kansas City Athletics Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2569381652473799805611137496186113.263.359.351.710329551105.269.088.281.00012.404.430.360.81104.2222.27
New York Yankees Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter14829942638101315603246004.211.350.244.594739369.236.033.221.00016.268.670.530.000.0014.29
Average MLB - Per 162 games162510821271833342277538312309.248.346.318.66416225603.262.070.246.00012.506.330.510.54155.1919.94

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1961Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc125SS157--2994273885764726.9504.62------15899.497.5
1962Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc126SS72--1381911337342329.9624.57------8386.744.4
1963Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27SS44--8090915179170.9503.86------4989.827.2
1963Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc127SS10--2123264644.9574.40------1566.76.2
1964Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28SS162--29146320100774754.9744.65------162100.0100.0
1965Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29SS73--119173733299292.9774.00------10768.245.1
1965Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle292B17--2538-863631.0003.71------10715.910.5
1966Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle302B26--2941187170.9862.69------6738.816.0
1966Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30SS26--2454488278.9513.00------6738.816.0
1967New York YankeesALMLBnya312B22--5546115102101.9904.59------6334.913.6
1967New York YankeesALMLBnya313B12--724233331.9392.58------6319.07.4
1967New York YankeesALMLBnya31SS3--26--881.0002.67------634.81.9
1968New York YankeesALMLBnya322B29--58103319164161.9825.55------8534.117.9
1968New York YankeesALMLBnya323B2--22--441.0002.00------852.41.2
1968New York YankeesALMLBnya32SS1--11--221.0002.00------851.20.6
MLB Totals for SS - 8 season(s)-   SS548--97514289328424962403.9634.39------5480.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 4 season(s)-   2B94--167228550400395.9884.20------940.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B14--926233735.9462.50------140.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1961Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc125----157------
1962Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc126----72------
1963Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27----44------
1963Kansas City AthleticsALMLBkc127----10------
1964Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28----162------
1965Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29---1773------
1966Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30---2626------
1967New York YankeesALMLBnya31---22312-----
1968New York YankeesALMLBnya32---2912-----

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1969New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya33Third Base Coach1618081.49728.55Ralph Houk
1970New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya34Third Base Coach1629369.57415.02Ralph Houk
1971New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya35Third Base Coach1628280.50621.04Ralph Houk
1972New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya36Third Base Coach1557976.5106.54Ralph Houk
1973New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya37Third Base Coach1628082.49417.04Ralph Houk
1974New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya38Third Base Coach1628973.5492.02Bill Virdon
1975New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya39Third Base Coach1608377.51912.03Bill Virdon,Billy Martin
1976New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya40Third Base Coach1599762.610--1Billy MartinLost World Series (Reds)
1977New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya41Third Base Coach16210062.617--1Billy MartinWon World Series (Dodgers)
1978New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya42Third Base Coach16310063.613--1Bob Lemon,Dick Howser,Billy MartinWon World Series (Dodgers)
1978New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya42Manager16310063.613--1 Won World Series (Dodgers)
1980New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya44Manager16210359.636--1 Lost ALCS (Royals)
1981Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca45Manager1035053.48511.04 Lost in 1st Round (Athletics)
1982Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca46Manager1629072.5563.02 
1983Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca47Manager1627983.48820.02 
1984Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca48Manager1628478.519--1 Lost ALCS (Tigers)
1985Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca49Manager1629171.562--1 Won World Series (Cardinals)
1986Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca50Manager1627686.46916.03 
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
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* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1966-12-20TradeTraded by Indians to Yankees for Gil Downs and Cash. 
1963-05-25TradeTraded by Athletics with Joe Azcue to Indians for Doc Edwards and Cash. 
1958-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Athletics. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.