Frank Howard Stats

Frank Howard was born on Saturday, August 8, 1936, in Columbus, Ohio. Howard was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 10, 1958, with the Los Angeles Dodgers. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Frank Howard baseball stats page.

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"One of these days (Frank) Howard will unleash a line drive at the opposing pitcher and the only identification left on the mound is going to be a laundry mark." - Fresco Thompson in Every Diamond Doesn't Sparkle: Behind The Scenes With The Dodgers (David McKay Company, 1964, Page 44)

Frank Howard

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Frank "Hondo" Howard Autograph on a 1994 Ted Williams Card (#88)

Birth Name:
Frank Oliver Howard
Nickname:
Hondo - The Capital Punisher - The Washington Monument
Born On:
08-08-1936  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Columbus, Ohio
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
South High School (Columbus, OH)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-07
Player Weight Chart Weight:
255
First Game:
09-10-1958 (Age 22)
Last Game:
09-30-1973
Draft:
Not Applicable

Frank Howard

Frank Howard Pitching Stats

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Frank Howard

Frank Howard Hitting Stats

1958 22 Dodgers 8 29 3 7 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 11 0 0 0 1 .241 .267 .379
1959 23 Dodgers 9 21 2 3 0 1 1 0 6 2 0 9 0 0 0 0 .143 .217 .381
1960 24 Dodgers 117 448 54 120 15 2 23 2 77 32 1 108 2 2 3 8 .268 .320 .464
1961 25 Dodgers 92 267 36 79 10 2 15 1 45 21 3 50 1 2 1 12 .296 .347 .517
1962 26 Dodgers 141 493 80 146 25 6 31 0 119 39 10 108 1 4 1 18 .296 .346 .560
1963 27 Dodgers 123 417 58 114 16 1 28 0 64 33 4 116 2 3 4 7 .273 .330 .518
1964 28 Dodgers 134 433 60 98 13 2 24 0 69 51 10 113 1 7 0 14 .226 .303 .432
1965 29 Senators 149 516 53 149 22 6 21 1 84 55 2 112 0 2 2 9 .289 .358 .477
1966 30 Senators 146 493 52 137 19 4 18 0 71 53 6 104 0 2 1 14 .278 .348 .442
1967 31 Senators 149 519 71 133 20 2 36 1 89 60 7 155 0 1 5 14 .256 .338 .511
1968 32 Senators 158 598 79 164 28 3 44 0 106 54 12 141 0 5 6 13 .274 .338 .552
1969 33 Senators 161 592 111 175 17 2 48 0 111 102 19 96 0 3 5 29 .296 .402 .574
1970 34 Senators 161 566 90 160 15 1 44 0 126 132 29 125 0 6 2 23 .283 .416 .546
1971 35 Senators 153 549 60 153 25 2 26 0 83 77 20 121 0 5 2 29 .279 .367 .474
1972 36 Rangers 95 287 28 70 9 0 9 0 31 42 8 55 0 1 1 16 .244 .341 .369
1972 36 Tigers 14 33 1 8 1 0 1 0 7 4 0 8 0 0 0 0 .242 .324 .364
1973 37 Tigers 85 227 26 58 9 1 12 0 29 24 4 28 0 0 0 12 .256 .327 .463
16 Years 1,895 6,488 864 1,774 245 35 382 5 1,119 782 135 1,460 7 43 33 219 .273 .352 .499

Frank Howard

Frank Howard Fielding Stats

1958 Dodgers LF 3 3 66 5 1.7 5 4 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.05
1958 Dodgers RF 5 5 99 8 1.6 8 8 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.18
1959 Dodgers LF 4 3 78 7 1.8 7 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.42
1959 Dodgers RF 2 2 48 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.69
1960 Dodgers 1B 4 1 48 23 5.8 22 19 3 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .957 12.38
1960 Dodgers LF 22 21 534 25 1.1 23 22 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .920 1.16
1960 Dodgers RF 94 91 2,463 165 1.8 164 157 7 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .994 1.80
1961 Dodgers 1B 7 5 123 49 7.0 47 43 4 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .959 10.32
1961 Dodgers LF 19 16 402 21 1.1 21 19 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.41
1961 Dodgers RF 47 45 1,059 70 1.5 64 61 3 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .914 1.63
1962 Dodgers LF 9 5 135 6 0.7 6 5 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.20
1962 Dodgers RF 128 122 3,186 204 1.6 198 182 16 6 4 n/a n/a n/a .971 1.68
1963 Dodgers LF 6 3 96 8 1.3 8 8 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1963 Dodgers RF 107 104 2,745 193 1.8 185 181 4 8 0 n/a n/a n/a .959 1.82
1964 Dodgers RF 122 121 2,988 186 1.5 182 179 3 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .978 1.64
1965 Senators LF 138 138 2,373 213 1.5 209 204 5 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.38
1965 Senators RF 7 0 30 1 0.1 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.90
1966 Senators LF 135 134 3,117 225 1.7 221 215 6 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .982 1.91
1967 Senators 1B 4 2 51 16 4.0 16 15 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.47
1967 Senators LF 141 140 3,246 214 1.5 211 206 5 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .986 1.76
1967 Senators RF 3 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1968 Senators 1B 55 51 1,314 468 8.5 457 416 41 11 38 n/a n/a n/a .976 9.39
1968 Senators LF 107 105 2,697 187 1.7 179 168 11 8 1 n/a n/a n/a .957 1.79
1969 Senators 1B 70 47 1,323 496 7.1 486 455 31 10 38 n/a n/a n/a .980 9.92
1969 Senators LF 108 106 2,562 144 1.3 140 137 3 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .972 1.48
1969 Senators RF 6 6 129 6 1.0 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.26
1970 Senators 1B 48 42 1,185 460 9.6 454 429 25 6 37 n/a n/a n/a .987 10.34
1970 Senators LF 114 112 2,796 179 1.6 174 169 5 5 4 n/a n/a n/a .972 1.68
1970 Senators RF 6 6 141 4 0.7 4 3 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.77
1971 Senators 1B 68 48 1,278 476 7.0 472 414 58 4 40 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.97
1971 Senators LF 95 95 2,313 145 1.5 144 137 7 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .993 1.68
1971 Senators RF 5 5 117 5 1.0 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.15
1972 Rangers 1B 66 55 1,419 476 7.2 467 440 27 9 39 n/a n/a n/a .981 8.89
1972 Rangers LF 20 20 477 24 1.2 23 23 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .958 1.30
1972 Rangers RF 1 1 21 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.57
1972 Tigers 1B 10 9 195 63 6.3 60 55 5 3 5 n/a n/a n/a .952 8.31
1972 Tigers LF 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1973 Tigers 1B 2 1 27 13 6.5 12 12 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .923 12.00
1973 Tigers LF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
LF Totals 923 901 20,898 1,404 1.5 1,372 1,325 47 32 7 n/a n/a n/a .977 1.77
RF Totals 533 508 13,035 847 1.6 822 788 34 25 5 n/a n/a n/a .970 1.70
1B Totals 334 261 6,963 2,540 7.6 2,493 2,298 195 47 201 n/a n/a n/a .981 9.67
16 Years 1,790 1,670 40,896 4,791 2.7 4,687 4,411 276 104 213 n/a n/a n/a .978 3.09

Frank Howard

Frank Howard Miscellaneous Stats

1958 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 29.0 2.6 14.5 - - -
1959 Dodgers 0 0 .000 4 0 n/a 21.0 2.3 3.5 - - -
1960 Dodgers 0 1 .000 2 0 n/a 19.5 4.1 5.8 - - -
1961 Dodgers 0 1 .000 25 0 n/a 17.8 5.3 5.9 - - -
1962 Dodgers 1 0 1.000 14 0 n/a 15.9 4.6 4.1 - - -
1963 Dodgers 1 2 .333 16 0 n/a 14.9 3.6 6.5 - - -
1964 Dodgers 1 0 1.000 13 0 n/a 18.0 3.8 6.3 - - -
1965 Senators 0 0 .000 11 0 n/a 24.6 4.6 6.1 - - -
1966 Senators 1 1 .500 12 0 n/a 27.4 4.7 6.9 - - -
1967 Senators 0 1 .000 7 0 n/a 14.4 3.3 5.8 - - -
1968 Senators 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 13.6 4.2 5.6 - - -
1969 Senators 1 0 1.000 2 0 n/a 12.3 6.2 5.3 - - -
1970 Senators 1 2 .333 0 0 n/a 12.9 4.5 4.5 - - -
1971 Senators 1 0 1.000 5 0 n/a 21.1 4.5 6.6 - - -
1972 Rangers 1 0 1.000 17 0 n/a 31.9 5.2 9.3 - - -
1972 Tigers 0 0 .000 5 0 n/a 33.0 4.1 4.7 - - -
1973 Tigers 0 1 .000 30 0 76 18.9 8.1 7.8 - - -
16 Years 8 9 .471 165 0 76 17.0 4.4 5.8 - - -

Frank Howard

Frank Howard Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1958 Los Angeles Dodgers 25 $9,300.00 - -
1959 Los Angeles Dodgers 25 $9,700.00 - -
1960 Los Angeles Dodgers 25 $10,000.00 - -
1961 Los Angeles Dodgers 25 $18,000.00 - -
1962 Los Angeles Dodgers 25 $20,500.00 - -
1963 Los Angeles Dodgers 25 $22,000.00 - Stats
1964 Los Angeles Dodgers 25 $35,000.00 - -
1965 Washington Senators 9 $37,000.00 - -
1966 Washington Senators 9 $42,500.00 - -
1967 Washington Senators 9 $36,000.00 - -
1968 Washington Senators 9 $50,000.00 Stats -
1969 Washington Senators 33 $97,500.00 Stats -
1970 Washington Senators 33 $125,000.00 Stats -
1971 Washington Senators 33 $120,000.00 Stats -
1972 Texas Rangers 33 $120,000.00 - -
1972 Detroit Tigers 33 "     " - -
1973 Detroit Tigers 33 $75,000.00 - -
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Did you know that Frank Howard was an All-American in both basketball and baseball at Ohio State , and was drafted by the Philadelphia Warriors of the NBA? Here are a few other notable accomplishments for the 1960 National League Rookie of the Year :

1968 : Slugging Percentage Leader. Finished in the top ten six (1962, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971) additional times!

1968 and 1969 : Total Bases Leader. Finished in the top ten four (1965, 1967, 1970, 1971) additional times!

1968 and 1970 : Home Run Champion. Finished in the top ten eight (1960, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1971) additional times!

1970 : Runs Batted In Leader. Finished in the top ten five (1962, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969) additional times!

Did you know that if you review 1968 batting logs for the Capital Punisher, you will see that hit homered seven total times in four consecutive games (tying the American League record), eight times in five consecutive games (tying the American League record), ten times in six consecutive games (setting the major league record)? [ Consecutive Home Run Records ]

Did you know that when Frank Howard hung up his cleats in 1973, only seven right-handed sluggers in baseball history had more career home runs at that point? Did you know all seven of them are hall of famers? They are Hank Aaron (713 HRs), Willie Mays (660 HRs), Frank Robinson (552 HRs), Harmon Killebrew (546 HRs), Jimmie Foxx (534 HRs), Ernie Banks (512 HRs) and Al Kaline (386 HRs)?

"The Washington Monument" and "The Capital Punisher" are classic nicknames given to him during his tenure with the Washington Senators (1965-1971). His first nickname, Hondo, was given to him though by his teammates in 1958, after the John Wayne film of the same name.

Frank Howard RFK Stadium White Seat

Frank Howard RFK Stadium White Seat

Several seats at RFK Stadium were painted white to denote where mammoth home runs by Frank Howard landed. Some of these seats were found in the upper bowl in Section 536, Row 5, Seat 17, (see image up above) Section 538, Row 4, Seat 19, and in Section 542, Row 3, Seat 3. When Ted Williams came to manage the club in '69, Howard gave up his #9, switched to #33, and the Splendid Splinter once said of the white seats, "See all those white seats up there. Those are where Frank hit 'em. The yellow ones are for the times he struck out."
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