Steve Howe Stats

Steve Howe was born on Monday, March 10, 1958, in Pontiac, Michigan. Howe was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 11, 1980, 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 Steve Howe baseball stats page.

"The entire Dodger organization is deeply saddened by the loss of Steve and our sympathies go out to his family and friends. Steve was a huge part of the Dodgers' 1981 World Championship club and he will go down as one of the best closers in franchise history. He will be missed." - Los Angeles Dodger Press Release (04/28/2006)
Steve Howe

Steve Howe Autograph on a 1981 Fleer Baseball Card (#136)
Steve Howe Autograph on a 1981 Fleer Baseball Card (#136)

Birth Name:
Steven Roy Howe
Nickname:
Steve
Born On:
03-10-1958  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Pontiac, Michigan
Year of Death Data Died On:
04-28-2006 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Coachella, California
Cemetery:
Cremated (Ashes Scattered in Whitefish Lake)
High School:
Clarkston High School (Clarkston, MI)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
180
First Game:
04-11-1980 (Age 22)
Last Game:
06-21-1996
Draft:
1979 : 1st Round (16th)
Steve Howe

Steve Howe Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1980 22 Dodgers 59 0 36 7 9 .438 2.66 0 0 17 84.2 359 83 25 33 1 22 10 39 1 2 0 -
1981 23 Dodgers 41 0 25 5 3 .625 2.50 0 0 8 54.0 227 51 15 17 2 18 7 32 0 0 0 -
1982 24 Dodgers 66 0 41 7 5 .583 2.08 0 0 13 99.1 393 87 23 27 3 17 11 49 1 0 0 -
1983 25 Dodgers 46 0 33 4 7 .364 1.44 0 0 18 68.2 274 55 11 15 2 12 7 52 3 1 0 -
1985 27 Dodgers 19 0 14 1 1 .500 4.91 0 0 3 22.0 104 30 12 17 2 5 2 11 2 1 0 -
1985 27 Twins 13 0 5 2 3 .400 6.16 0 0 0 19.0 94 28 13 16 1 7 2 10 1 0 0 -
1987 29 Rangers 24 0 15 3 3 .500 4.31 0 0 1 31.1 131 33 15 15 2 8 1 19 2 3 1 -
1991 33 Yankees 37 0 10 3 1 .750 1.68 0 0 3 48.1 189 39 9 12 1 7 2 34 2 3 0 -
1992 34 Yankees 20 0 10 3 0 1.000 2.45 0 0 6 22.0 79 9 6 7 1 3 1 12 1 0 0 -
1993 35 Yankees 51 0 19 3 5 .375 4.97 0 0 4 50.2 215 58 28 31 7 10 4 19 0 3 0 -
1994 36 Yankees 40 0 25 3 0 1.000 1.80 0 0 15 40.0 152 28 8 8 2 7 1 18 1 0 0 -
1995 37 Yankees 56 0 20 6 3 .667 4.96 0 0 2 49.0 230 66 27 29 7 17 3 28 1 4 0 -
1996 38 Yankees 25 0 4 0 1 .000 6.35 0 0 1 17.0 76 19 12 12 1 6 3 5 2 1 1 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
12 Years 497 0 257 47 41 .534 3.03 0 0 91 606.0 2,523 586 204 239 32 139 54 328 17 18 2 -
Steve Howe

Steve Howe Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1980 22 Dodgers 59 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .091 .091 .091
1981 23 Dodgers 41 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000
1982 24 Dodgers 66 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1983 25 Dodgers 46 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 .125 .222 .125
1985 27 Dodgers 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1985 27 Twins 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1987 29 Rangers 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1991 33 Yankees 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1992 34 Yankees 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1993 35 Yankees 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1994 36 Yankees 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1995 37 Yankees 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1996 38 Yankees 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
12 Years 497 27 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 10 1 0 0 0 .074 .138 .074
Steve Howe

Steve Howe Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1980 Dodgers P 59 0 254 24 0.4 23 3 20 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .958 2.44
1981 Dodgers P 41 0 162 6 0.1 6 1 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.00
1982 Dodgers P 66 0 298 20 0.3 19 2 17 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .950 1.72
1983 Dodgers P 46 0 206 19 0.4 19 4 15 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.49
1985 Dodgers P 19 0 66 7 0.4 6 0 6 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .857 2.45
1985 Twins P 13 0 57 4 0.3 4 3 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.89
1987 Rangers P 24 0 94 8 0.3 8 4 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.30
1991 Yankees P 37 0 145 14 0.4 11 5 6 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .786 2.05
1992 Yankees P 20 0 66 10 0.5 9 2 7 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .900 3.68
1993 Yankees P 51 0 152 16 0.3 15 2 13 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .938 2.66
1994 Yankees P 40 0 120 6 0.2 6 2 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.35
1995 Yankees P 56 0 147 14 0.3 14 3 11 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.57
1996 Yankees P 25 0 51 6 0.2 5 0 5 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .833 2.65
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 497 0 1,818 154 0.3 145 31 114 9 3 n/a n/a n/a .942 2.15
12 Years 497 0 1,818 154 0.3 145 31 114 9 3 n/a n/a n/a .942 2.15
Steve Howe

Steve Howe Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1980 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.7 0.0 1.77 4.15 2.34
1981 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.78 5.33 3.00
1982 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.3 0.0 2.88 4.44 1.54
1983 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.7 0.0 4.33 6.82 1.57
1985 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.20 4.50 2.05
1985 Twins 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.43 4.74 3.32
1987 Rangers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.38 5.46 2.30
1991 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.86 6.33 1.30
1992 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.00 4.91 1.23
1993 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.90 3.37 1.78
1994 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.57 4.05 1.58
1995 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.65 5.14 3.12
1996 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.83 2.65 3.18
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
12 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 2.7 0.0 2.36 4.87 2.06
Steve Howe

Steve Howe Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1980 Los Angeles Dodgers 57 $30,000.00 - -
1981 Los Angeles Dodgers 57 $32,500.00 - Stats
1982 Los Angeles Dodgers 57 $33,500.00 Stats -
1983 Los Angeles Dodgers 57 Undetermined - -
1985 Los Angeles Dodgers 57 Undetermined - -
1985 Minnesota Twins 30 Undetermined - -
1987 Texas Rangers 57 Undetermined - -
1991 New York Yankees 57 Undetermined - -
1992 New York Yankees 57 $700,000.00 - -
1993 New York Yankees 57 $2,500,000.00 - -
1994 New York Yankees 57 $2,100,000.00 - n/a
1995 New York Yankees 57 $2,300,000.00 - -
1996 New York Yankees 57 $500,000.00 - -


Steve Howe was a two-time All-Big Ten selection at the University of Michigan (1978-1979), who was selected in the first round of the 1979 Draft (16th Overall), spent one year in the minors (6-2, 3.13 ERA), before bursting in the major leagues, saving a rookie record seventeen games his first season and ultimately winning the Reliever of the Year Award !

In 1981 , Steve Howe helped the Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series . In 1982 , Steve Howe was selected to attend the All-Star Game - he had not given up an earned run the entire first half of the season. Two days before the All-Star break, Howe entered a rehab program for cocaine addiction.
Steve Howe, Drug Related Suspension from Major League Baseball
Steve Howe Suspension | The Indianapolis News | December 16, 1983 | Page 25

Did you know Steve Howe published an autobiography in 1989? Between the Lines: One Athlete's Struggle to Escape the Nightmare of Addiction tells his story, up to that point. The suspensions, the fines, becoming the first player banned from Major League Baseball for drug abuse ; it never stopped, and on April 29, 2006, Howe died in car crash. Toxicology reports indicated Steve had methamphetamine in his system.
Steve Howe Chronology
Steve Howe Suspensions | The Tallahassee Democrat | June 9, 1982 | Page 2C

Last-Modified: October 16, 2019 2:10 PM EST

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