Saturday, March 12, 2016

THEN AND NOW- FRANK HOWARD 1960-1973

Let’s go and give “Hondo”, Frank Howard a “Then and Now” card in the 1973 set to celebrate his awesome slugging career:


Howard was wrapping up a very nice 16-year career in 1973 as a member of the Detroit Tigers, slamming the final 12 homers of the 382 he’d hit since 1960.
He’d lead the league in homers twice, while also becoming one of the first players to hit 30 homers in a season in each league (he hit 31 as a member of the Dodgers in 1962).
A four-time all-star, he also won Rookie of the Year in the National League in 1960 when he hit 23 homers with 77 runs batted in, and also finished in the top-10 for MVP four times, once in the N.L., and three times as a Senator in the American League.
By the time he retired he hit those 382 homers along with 864 runs scored and 1119 RBI’s with a very respectable .274 average over 1895 games and 6488 at-bats.

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