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Elston Howard
Elston Gene Howard

Bats Right, Throws Right
Height 6' 2", Weight 200 lb.
Debut April 14, 1955
Born February 23, 1929 in St. Louis, MO
Died December 14, 1980 in New York, NY

Batting   

 Year Ag Tm  Lg  G   AB    R    H   2B 3B  HR  RBI  SB CS  BB  SO   BA   OBP   SLG   TB   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP 
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 1955 26 NYY AL  97  279   33   81   8  7  10   43   0  0  20  36  .290  .336  .477  133   1   4   5   1   4
 1956 27 NYY AL  98  290   35   76   8  3   5   34   0  1  21  30  .262  .312  .362  105   2   2   6   1  11
 1957 28 NYY AL 110  356   33   90  13  4   8   44   2  5  16  43  .253  .283  .379  135   6   2   6   0  18
 1958 29 NYY AL 103  376   45  118  19  5  11   66   1  1  22  60  .314  .348  .479  180   4   4   6   0   9
 1959 30 NYY AL 125  443   59  121  24  6  18   73   0  1  20  57  .273  .306  .476  211   4   4   4   3  12
 1960 31 NYY AL 107  323   29   79  11  3   6   39   3  0  28  43  .245  .298  .353  114   2   8   7   0   8
 1961 32 NYY AL 129  446   64  155  17  5  21   77   0  3  28  65  .348  .387  .549  245   1   4   6   3   5
 1962 33 NYY AL 136  494   63  138  23  5  21   91   1  1  31  76  .279  .318  .474  234   3   9   1   1  20
 1963 34 NYY AL 135  487   75  140  21  6  28   85   0  0  35  68  .287  .342  .528  257   1   2   4   6  17
 1964 35 NYY AL 150  550   63  172  27  3  15   84   1  1  48  73  .313  .371  .455  250   0   4  12   5  10
 1965 36 NYY AL 110  391   38   91  15  1   9   45   0  0  24  65  .233  .278  .345  135   1   1   3   1  16
 1966 37 NYY AL 126  410   38  105  19  2   6   35   0  0  37  65  .256  .317  .356  146   0   3   9   1  12
 1967 38 NYY AL  66  199   13   39   6  0   3   17   0  0  12  36  .196  .247  .271   54   1   2   3   2   6
         BOS AL  42  116    9   17   3  0   1   11   0  0   9  24  .147  .211  .198   23   1   2   3   1   4
         TOT AL 108  315   22   56   9  0   4   28   0  0  21  60  .178  .233  .244   77   2   4   6   3  10
 1968 39 BOS AL  71  203   22   49   4  0   5   18   1  1  22  45  .241  .317  .335   68   2   1   7   1   5
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 14 Seasons    1605 5363  619 1471 218 50 167  762   9 14 373 786  .274  .322  .427 2290  29  52  82  26 157
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 162 Game Avg        541   62  148  22  5  17   77   1  1  38  79  .274  .322  .427  231   3   5   8   3  16
 Career High    150  550   75  172  27  7  28   91   3  5  48  76  .348  .387  .549  257   6   9  12   6  20
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 Year Ag Tm  Lg  G   AB    R    H   2B 3B  HR  RBI  SB CS  BB  SO   BA   OBP   SLG   TB   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP 

Shaded Text indicates partial season results.

Special Batting   

 Year Ag Tm  Lg  PA  Outs  RC   xR  xR27  xW   OWP    BA *lgBA   OBP *lgOBP  SLG *lgSLG  OPS *lgOPS*OPS+ psOPS  SB% 
+--------------+----+----+----+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+----+
 1955 26 NYY AL  305  207   44                     | .290  .264| .336  .343| .477  .393| .812  .736| 119         0%
 1956 27 NYY AL  316  230   32                     | .262  .264| .312  .345| .362  .402| .674  .748|  80         0%
 1957 28 NYY AL  380  297   38                     | .253  .261| .283  .333| .379  .394| .663  .726|  82        28%
 1958 29 NYY AL  406  276   63                     | .314  .257| .348  .325| .479  .390| .827  .715| 130        50%
 1959 30 NYY AL  474  343   64                     | .273  .257| .306  .328| .476  .393| .783  .720| 115         0%
 1960 31 NYY AL  361  262   34                     | .245  .256| .298  .329| .353  .392| .651  .721|  81       100%
 1961 32 NYY AL  482  304   94                     | .348  .258| .387  .332| .549  .401| .936  .734| 153         0%
 1962 33 NYY AL  538  389   75                     | .279  .260| .318  .331| .474  .404| .791  .735| 113        50%
 1963 34 NYY AL  531  367   86                     | .287  .254| .342  .320| .528  .392| .869  .713| 141         0%
 1964 35 NYY AL  607  393   92                     | .313  .258| .371  .327| .455  .401| .825  .727| 127        50%
 1965 36 NYY AL  418  318   37                     | .233  .250| .278  .319| .345  .382| .623  .702|  77         0%
 1966 37 NYY AL  451  320   46                     | .256  .244| .317  .310| .356  .376| .673  .686|  97         0%
 1967 38 NYY AL  216  169   13                     | .196  .239| .247  .307| .271  .358| .518  .665|  56         0%
         BOS AL  129  106    4                     | .147  .252| .211  .322| .198  .378| .409  .699|  18         0%
         TOT AL  345  275   17                     | .178  .243| .233  .313| .244  .365| .478  .678|  42         0%
 1968 39 BOS AL  229  163   21                     | .241  .245| .317  .316| .335  .363| .652  .679|  93        50%
+--------------+----+----+----+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+----+
 14 Seasons     5843 4144  736                     | .274  .255| .322  .326| .427  .391| .749  .717| 108        39%

* indicates the value is park adjusted

Shaded Text indicates partial season results.

Fielding   

 Year Ag Tm  Lg Pos   G     PO    A    E   DP    FP   lgFP  RnF  lgRnF  LF   CF   RF
+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+----+----+
 1955 26 NYY AL  OF   75    124   10    3    3  .978  .982  1.79  2.08   62    0   15
                  C    9     23    3    0    2 1.000  .988  2.89  4.73
 1956 27 NYY AL  OF   65     97    2    1    0  .990  .979  1.52  2.04   62    0    5
                  C   26    108   14    0    5 1.000  .988  4.69  5.02
 1957 28 NYY AL  OF   71     68    5    3    0  .961  .980  1.03  1.97   69    0    2
                  C   32    178   11    3    4  .984  .991  5.91  5.11
                 1B    2     20    3    0    1 1.000  .992 11.50  8.35
 1958 29 NYY AL   C   67    355   26    1    8  .997  .990  5.69  5.34
                 OF   24     54    1    1    0  .982  .982  2.29  1.94   17    0    8
                 1B    5     38    2    0    5 1.000  .991  8.00  8.48
 1959 30 NYY AL  1B   50    444   26    7   39  .985  .990  9.40  8.27
                  C   43    221   23    2    2  .992  .989  5.67  5.31
                 OF   28     47    0    1    0  .979  .980  1.68  1.96   18    0   10
 1960 31 NYY AL   C   91    410   40    6    9  .987  .987  4.95  5.12
                 OF    1      0    0    0    0  .000  .000  0.00  1.90    1    0    0
 1961 32 NYY AL   C  111    635   43    5    4  .993  .989  6.11  5.44
                 1B    9     90    4    1   12  .989  .990 10.44  8.29
 1962 33 NYY AL   C  129    713   44    4   12  .995  .989  5.87  5.57
 1963 34 NYY AL   C  132    786   51    5    8  .994  .989  6.34  5.78
 1964 35 NYY AL   C  146    939   67    2    9  .998  .990  6.89  6.07
 1965 36 NYY AL   C   95    614   43    6    6  .991  .988  6.92  5.67
                 1B    5     29    1    0    2 1.000  .991  6.00  7.88
                 OF    1      1    0    0    0 1.000  .978  1.00  1.80    1    0    0
 1966 37 NYY AL   C  100    553   44    9    6  .985  .988  5.97  5.86
                 1B   13    112    8    0   11 1.000  .991  9.23  8.18
 1967 38 NYY AL   C   48    289   26    5    4  .984  .989  6.56  6.15
                 1B    1      1    0    0    0 1.000  .991  1.00  8.30
         BOS AL   C   41    246   14    1    5  .996  .989  6.34  6.15
         TOT AL   C   89    535   40    6    9  .990  .989  6.46  6.15
 1968 39 BOS AL   C   68    377   30    2    3  .995  .990  5.99  6.01
+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+----+----+
 Position Total   C 1138   6447  479   51   87  .993  .989  6.09  5.66
                 OF  265    391   18    9    3  .978  .981  1.54  2.01  230    0   40
                 1B   85    734   44    8   70  .990  .990  9.15  8.25
+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+----+----+
 Overall Total      1488   7572  541   68  160  .992  .989  5.45  5.16

Shaded Text indicates partial season results.
# indicates breakdown of outfield by position games played is for entire career.

Postseason Batting

 Year Round Tm  Opp  W/L   G  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO  BA    OBP   SLG  SB
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+
 1955 WS    NYY BRO   L    7  26  3  5  0  0  1   3  1  8  .192  .222  .308  0
 1956 WS    NYY BRO   W    1   5  1  2  1  0  1   1  0  0  .400  .400 1.200  0
 1957 WS    NYY MLN   L    6  11  2  3  0  0  1   3  1  3  .273  .333  .545  0
 1958 WS    NYY MLN   W    6  18  4  4  0  0  0   2  1  4  .222  .263  .222  1
 1960 WS    NYY PIT   L    5  13  4  6  1  1  1   4  1  4  .462  .500  .923  0
 1961 WS    NYY CIN   W    5  20  5  5  3  0  1   1  2  3  .250  .318  .550  0
 1962 WS    NYY SFG   W    6  21  1  3  1  0  0   1  1  4  .143  .182  .190  0
 1963 WS    NYY LAD   L    4  15  0  5  0  0  0   1  0  3  .333  .333  .333  0
 1964 WS    NYY STL   L    7  24  5  7  1  0  0   2  4  6  .292  .393  .333  0
 1967 WS    BOS STL   L    7  18  0  2  0  0  0   1  1  2  .111  .158  .111  0
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+
 10 World Series     4-6  54 171 25 42  7  1  5  19 12 37  .246  .295  .386  1
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+

Appearances on Leaderboards and Awards  

Awards are Year-League-Award, Stats are Year-Value-Rank

All-Star
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
Awards
1963-AL-GG-C
1963-AL-MVP
1964-AL-GG-C
Top 10 MVP
1961-AL-10
1963-AL-1
1964-AL-3
Batting Average
1963-.287-8
1964-.313-3
Slugging %
1963-.528-3
OPS
1963-.869-5
Hits
1964-172-4
Doubles
1964-27-10
Triples
1955-7-8
1959-6-7
1963-6-10
Home Runs
1963-28-5
RBI
1963-85-8
Adjusted OPS+
1963-141-5
Extra-Base Hits
1963-55-9
         

Gray Ink: Batting - 27 (Average HOFer ~ 144)
HOF Standards: Batting - 24.0 (Average HOFer ~ 50)
HOF Monitor: Batting - 74.0 (Likely HOFer > 100)

Act.- Denotes rank among active players, Car. - Denotes career rank

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