Elston Howard (1956 – Topps #208)

Elston Gene Howard was a Major League Catcher/Left Fielder, mostly with the New York Yankees (1955 – ’67) with a year and 1⁄2 with the Boston Red Sox (1967 – ’68). While with the Yankees he replaced Yogi Berra as the starting Catcher. Howard won the A. L. MVP Award in 1963 and was a member of 6 World Series Championship Teams. He also was voted to the All Star Team 9 Times (he played in 12 All Star games – there were 2 games/year (1959 – ’61). He won the Golden Glove Award for Catchers twice (1963 & ’64) and his uniform number (#32) has been retired by the Yankees in 1984. Elston Howard has a plaque dedicated to him in Memorial Park, in Center Field, at Yankee Stadium. After his career was over, he coached for the Yankees (1969 – ’79). He died of heart failure in 1980.
Elston Howard 1956 Topps #208

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One response to “Elston Howard (1956 – Topps #208)

  1. I remember Howard well. He was an excellent catcher for the NYY and seldom made any errors or mistakes behind the plate. BIG shoes he filled in Berra! He was one of the best catchers for the Yankees!

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