[Discuss Bruce Howard]
Bruce Howard
Bruce Ernest Howard
Born: 3/23/1943 in Salisbury, MD USA
Weight: 180 lb.      Height: 6'2"
Bats: B                 Throws: R

Batting Pitching Fielding Salaries Achievements HoF Manager
YearAgeTeamLgGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOIBBHBPSHSFDPBAOBPSLGOPS
196320CHAAL74010000000100000.250.250.250.500
196421CHAAL38000000000400000.000.000.000.000
196522CHAAL30411621030041800601.146.222.244.466
196623CHAAL27432310020151301210.070.180.093.273
196724CHAAL3028151000001900300.179.207.214.421
196825BALAL107121012001100200.286.375.8571.232
196825WS2AL1316000000000300001.000.000.000.000
6 Seasons 1201475175117011149011312.116.181.184.365

Post Season

YearAgeTeamRoundGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOIBBHBPSHSFDPBAOBPSLGOPS
No Post Season Batting Records Found
YearAgeTeamLgWLGGSCGSHOSVIPHERHRBBSOERAIBBWPHBPBKBFPGFR
196320CHAAL21700011712501492.6500007457
196421CHAAL213311022.110208170.8110108202
196522CHAAL9830221101481235713721203.475910627261
196623CHAAL952721420149110381444852.302810593348
196724CHAAL3103017100112.210243952763.431530488455
196825BALAL02105000313013226193.772120145116
196825WS2AL1413700048.26229723235.362100220230
6 Seasons 263112075741528.2449187452393493.18132480222917219

Post Season

YearAgeTeamRoundWLGGSCGSHOSVIPHERHRBBSOERAIBBWPHBPBKBFPGFR
No Post Season Pitching Records Found
YearAgeTeamLgPosGGSInnPOAEDPPBFP
196320CHAALP701711001.000
196421CHAALP3322.113001.000
196522CHAALP3022148522100.964
196623CHAALP27211491027310.925
196724CHAALP3017112.2723031.000
196825BALALP1053125011.000
196825WS2ALP13748.2013011.000
6 Seasons 12075528.22694460.968

Post Season

YearAgeTeamRoundPosGGSInnPOAEDPPBFP
No Post Season Fielding Records Found
YearAgeTeamLeagueSalary
No Salary Records Found
YearAgeLeagueAward
No Awards Found
YearAgeVotersBallotsRequiredVotesPct.InductedCategory
No Hall of Fame Votes Found
YearAgeTeamLgDiv#GWLPct.Div RankPly/Mgr
No Managerial Records Found

Player Discussion

[Bruce Howard Topics] On the bright side, he never did time
Ford Fricks Asterisk : June 30, 2007 11:57 AM

In the spring of 1963, the White Sox had two pitchers battling for a final roster spot, so each took the mound in an intrasquad game and Bruce Howard won both the game and the roster spot.

He started his career successfully in the bullpen later that season, but really established himself after being called up for three September starts in 1964. He allowed just one run in each of the first two starts, and then pitched a 2-hit shutout in his third start. At age 21, the White Sox had surely made a wise decision.

After a mediocre 1965 season, Howard posted a 2.30 ERA in 149 innings in 1966. If he could have extended that for 13 more innings, he'd have finished in second place for the ERA title (and would have given the White Sox 4 of the top 6 qualifiers).

Things fell apart for him in 1967, and he finished with a 3-10 record, struggling mostly with his control... not good for a team that finished 3 games out of first. That winter he was included a six player deal with the Orioles, which was effectively Don Buford to Baltimore to return Luis Aparicio to the South Side. 1968 would prove to be his final year in the majors, as the Orioles quickly gave up on him and dealt him to Washington for a useless Fred Valentine. Howard struggled in DC and his MLB career was over at age 25.

Also in 1968, Denny McLain led the Tigers to the World Series by becoming MLB's first 30-game winner in 34 years. He could have been pitching for the White Sox if he hadn't lost that intrasquad game to Howard.

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Last edited: June 30, 2007 11:58 AM

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