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Elston Howard
Birth: Feb. 23, 1929
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Death: Dec. 14, 1980
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Major League Baseball Player. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he was a catcher and the first African American to play for the New York Yankees. Prior to his debut for the Yankees on April 14, 1955, he was in the Negro Leagues, playing for the Kansas City Monarchs when assigned to the Yankees' farm team at Muskegon, Michigan. For fourteen seasons, he played with the New York Yankees (1955-66) and the Boston Red Sox (1967-68). Over the coarse of his career, he played in nine All-Star games 1957 to 1965, with 1471 hits, 619 runs scored, 167 homeruns, 762 runs batted, a .274 batting average and a .993 fielding percentage, a major league record from 1967 to 1973. On July 21, 1984, the Yankees retired Howard's uniform number 32 and dedicated a plaque in his honor for their Monument Park at Yankee Stadium. He died of heart failure at 51 in New York City. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Travis H Howard (1896 - 1988)
George Washington Memorial Park
Bergen County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Section DD, Lot 10-AI
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Sep 30, 1998
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Elston Howard
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Mr. Howard, God called you home 35 years ago today. You were, are, and will always represent everything which is right with the national pastime. Thank you for the countless memories and moments, which you have and continue to provide for generations of f...(Read more)
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 Added: Dec. 14, 2015
Remembering you on the anniversary of your passing. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
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