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Richard Dalton (Dick) Howser (May 14, 1936 - June 17, 1987) was an American Major League Baseball shortstop and manager. May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ... 1936 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... The position of the shortstop A shortstop moves to his left, toward the center of the field, to play a ground ball Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and third base. ... In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager; this individual controls matters of team strategy on the field and team leadership. ...


A native of Miami, Florida, Howser attended college at Florida State University, where he twice received honors as an All-America shortstop and set a school record with a batting average of .422 in 1956. Drafted by the Kansas City Athletics, he hit .280, stole 37 bases, scored 108 runs, and led American League shortstops in putouts and errors in his rookie season. For this, he was selected to the 1961 All-Star team and named The Sporting News rookie of the year. The Miami skyline, as it is seen from the northeast on Biscayne Bay. ... Florida State University State University System of Florida FAMU FAU FGCU FIU FSU NCF UCF UF UNF USF UWF The Florida State University, also commonly referred to as FSU or Florida State, is a comprehensive, graduate-national research university founded and located in Tallahassee, Florida in 1851. ... Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Oakland Athletics are a Major League Baseball team based in Oakland, California. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1985 In baseball, a stolen base occurs when a baserunner successfully advances to the next base while the pitcher is delivering the ball to home plate. ... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... In baseball statistics, a putout (denoted by PO or fly-ball when appropriate) is given to a defensive player who records an out by one of the following methods: tagging a runner with the ball touching a base that a runner on a force play is trying to reach catching... An error has different meanings in different domains. ... See also: 1960 in sports, other events of 1961, 1962 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Marvin Panch won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Ned Jarrett Indianapolis 500 - A.J. Foyt USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the driving championship Formula One... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is an annual exhibition baseball game between the best players from the National League and the American League. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper, currently affiliated with the Fox network. ...


His production declined in the following two years, and his only other season as a regular was with the Cleveland Indians in 1964. His major league career spanned eight seasons with three clubs: Kansas City, Cleveland, and the New York Yankees. The Cleveland Indians are a Major League Baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... See also: 1963 in sports, other events of 1964, 1965 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 - A.J. Foyt USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the season championship Formula One... The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ...


Howser was more successful as a manager, never finishing lower than second place during his seven-year managerial career. He made his debut in 1978, managing one game with the Yankees. In 1980 he became a full-time manager of the team, taking them to the AL Eastern Division championship with a 103-59 record but losing to the Kansas City Royals in the playoffs. Yankees owner George Steinbrenner fired him following the postseason. See also: 1977 in sports, 1979 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto racing USAC - A J Foyt won final season championship under USAC. CART, Championship Auto Racing Teams open wheel racing established in the United States. ... See also: 1979 in sports, 1981 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt Buddy Baker won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Johnny Rutherford won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Johnny Rutherford Formula One Champion - Alan Jones of Australia 24... Kansas City Royals American League AAA Omaha Royals AA Wichita Wranglers A High Desert Mavericks Burlington Bees R Arizona Royals Idaho Falls Chukars The Kansas City Royals are a Major League Baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. ... George Michael Steinbrenner III (born July 4, 1930), often known simply as The Boss, is best known as the principal owner of the New York Yankees. ...


Meanwhile, Kansas City, his postseason rival, hired him to manage the last 33 games of the strike-shortened 1981 season. Under Howser, the Royals finished second in 1982 and 1983. Prior to the 1984 season, their clubhouse ravaged by drug problems, started disassembling their team and starting over. Kansas City expected 1984 to be a rebuilding year, but Howser guided the young team to a division title. The Royals were defeated by the Detroit Tigers in the American League Championship Series, three games to none. See also: 1980 in sports, 1982 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Rick Mears won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Bobby Unser Formula One Champion - Brazil 24 hours of Le... See also: 1983 in sports, other events of 1984, 1985 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Terry Labonte Cale Yarborough won the Daytona 500 Richard Petty won the 200th (and final) race of his career on July 4. ... The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... In Major League Baseball, the American League Championship Series (ALCS) determines who wins the American League pennant and advances to baseballs championship, the World Series. ...


The following year, Howser guided the Royals to their first and to date, only World Series title, defeating the St. Louis Cardinals in seven game series which featured a controversial call by umpire Don Denkinger in Game 6. The 1985 World Series, also called the I-70 Series, pitted the National League champion St. ... The St. ... Donald Anton Denkinger (born August 28, 1936 in Cedar Falls, Iowa) is a former umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the American League from 1968 to 1998. ...


As manager of the defending AL champions, Howser managed the 1986 All-Star game at the Astrodome in Houston. Broadcasters noticed he was messing up signals when he changed pitchers, and Howser later admitted he felt sick before the game. It was the last game he would manage in the major leagues, as he was diagnosed with a brain tumor and underwent surgery. See also: 1985 in sports, 1987 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Geoff Bodine won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Bobby Rahal Indianapolis 500 - Bobby Rahal Formula One Championship - France 24 hours of Le Mans: the team of... The Reliant Astrodome, formerly just the Astrodome, is a domed sports stadium in Houston, Texas, and is part of the Reliant Park complex. ... Downtown Houston Downtown Houston from Buffalo Bayou City nickname: Space City Location in the state of Texas Founded   â€” Incorporated 1836 1837 Counties Harris County Fort Bend County Montgomery County Mayor Bill White Area   â€” Land   â€” Water 601. ... A brain tumor is any intracranial mass created by an abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells either normally found in the brain itself (neurons, glial cells - astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, ependymal cells, lymphatic tissue, blood vessels), in the cranial nerves (myelin producing cells Schwann cells), in the brain envelopes (meninges), skull, pituitary...


Howser attempted a comeback during spring training of 1987, but quickly found he was physically too weak and abandoned the attempt in late February. Three months later, he died in St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri at the age of only 51, and was buried in Tallahassee, Florida. A Grapefruit League game at the LA Dodgers camp in Vero Beach, Florida In Major League Baseball, spring training is a series of exhibition games which precedes the regular season. ... See also: 1986 in sports, 1988 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bill Elliott won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Bobby Rahal won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ... Kansas City is a city covering parts of Jackson, Clay, and Platte counties in Missouri. ... Tallahassee is the capital of Florida, a state of the United States of America. ...


On July 3, 1987, Howser's number 10 became the first number retired by the Kansas City Royals. Also in that year, the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce established the Dick Howser Trophy, college baseball's equivalent of college football's Heisman Trophy, in Howser's honor. July 3 is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 181 days remaining. ... See also: 1986 in sports, 1988 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bill Elliott won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Bobby Rahal won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ... The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award, considered the most prestigious award in American College Football, is given annually to the top player in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). ...


Florida State University's baseball team plays in Dick Howser Stadium, named in his honor, and he is honored with a bronze bust on the stadium grounds. Florida State University State University System of Florida FAMU FAU FGCU FIU FSU NCF UCF UF UNF USF UWF The Florida State University, also commonly referred to as FSU or Florida State, is a comprehensive, graduate-national research university founded and located in Tallahassee, Florida in 1851. ...


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The Dick Howser Trophy is also, and probably more importantly, a national sponsorship that was created on behalf of Dick Howser himself to promote baseball excellence and scholastic achievement for collegiate baseball.
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Dick Howser was a famous baseball player from Florida State and went on to manage the New York Yankees and led the Kansas City Royals to the World Series Championship in 1985.
Dick Howser Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac (316 words)
Dick Howser was born on Thursday, May 14, 1936, in Miami, Florida.
Howser was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 11, 1961, with the Kansas City Athletics, and his Major League Baseball stats for every season he played, along with his career totals are on this page.
Dick Howser's 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 Dick Howser baseball statistics page.
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