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Elston Howard


A short bio from the Helmar “This Great Game” card back: A good coach can bring out the best in a ballplayer, and Elston Howard was fortunate to wander in the path of a good coach. When the Yankees hired Wally Moses, the former AL flychaser, to be their hitting coach, he was asked to work with all the young hitters. But Wally’s work with Howard has drawn the most praise. Moses convinced Ellie to place his feet closer together, shorten his swing, and focus his head on the ball. Oh boy, has that worked well! Howard has become the brightest young hitter at the catcher position in baseball, and with the pinstripes on his uniform, he’s sure to be playing late into the fall every season.

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Birth Date: February 23, 1929
Birth Location: St. Louis, MO
Death Date: December 14, 1980
Death Location: New York NY, USA
Weight: 196 lb
Height: 6 ft 2 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: April 14, 1955
Final Game Date: September 29, 1968
Years Played: 15
Games Played: 1,605
At Bats: 5,363
Runs: 619
Hits: 1,471
Doubles: 218
Triples: 50
Home Runs: 167
RBIs: 762
Stolen Bases: 9
Base on Balls: 373
Batting Average: 0.274
Position: Catcher

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