Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Who Knew? Art Howe Edition
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.