Wednesday, November 1, 2023

RIP - Frank Howard

Frank Howard, a/k/a The Capital Punisher, passed away on October 30, 2023 at age 87.
Howard was one on the top sluggers of the 1960s. The 1960 Rookie of the Year with the Dodgers, he was traded to the Senators before the 1965 season. 
He led the AL with 44 homers in both 1968 and 1970. He also hit 48 homers in 1969, second behind Harmon Killebrew's 49. Howard also led the AL with 126 RBI in 1970. 
He made the AL All-star team every year from 1968 to 1971. 
Howard retired after playing for the Tigers in 1973 and in Japan in 1974. 
After his playing career, he coached for the Brewers from 1977-80 and 1984–86, Mets (1982-84 and 1994–96), Mariners (1987–88), Yankees (1989, 1991–93), and Devil Rays (1998–99).  He also managed the Padres in 1981 and the Mets in 1983. Since 2000 he worked for the Yankees. 

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