1966 Topps Baseball Wantlist

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Who Knew? Art Howe Edition

I am really excited about writing a number of “Who Knew?” posts about ex Cardinals who we may not associate with being a Redbird. So next up is a former Redbird better known for his coaching than playing, funny how many managers were Cardinals? This “Who Knew?” former Cardinal is Art Howe.

Art Howe was born exactly one year after my mother and he managed several teams-Astros 1989-1993, Oakland As 1996-2002, and the Mets 2003-2004. His career win loss record as a manager was 1,129 and 1, 137. However, he started as an infielder-first with the Pirates 1974-75 before being traded to the Astros on January 6th, 1976. He played until 1984 with the Astros but missed the entire 1983 season due to a fractured jaw that was a result of a hit by pitch.

He signed with Cardinals and played with the Birds 1984-1985. He would finish his career with the Redbirds. He played in 891 games with a lifetime batting average of .260 and 43 home runs.


  1. I think I remember Howe from his days with the Astros. I definitely remember him managing them and of course the A's.

    1. You would think I would remember him with the Birds but alas no-only as manager for As and Stros