Alan
Howerton
 
Nickname: Catfish
 
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 0' 0''
Weight: 205
 
Born: December 12, 1924 in Usa
 
Awards & Accomplishments
Kennel Cups Won 1950   
Gold Glove 1958   
All-Star Selections 1959   
Ratings - Batting     Help
  AVG 2B 3B HR BB SO
Year Age Tm Lg Salary vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1948 23 MC HL $ 300,000  
1949 24 MC HL $ 300,000  
1950 25 MC HL $ 300,000  
1951 26 MC HL $ 3,542,143  
1952 27 MC HL $ 3,664,286  
1953 28 MC HL $ 3,786,429  
1954 29 MC HL $ 6,500,000  
1955 30 MC HL $ 6,500,000  
1956 31 GRE HL $ 6,500,000  
1957 32 JEN HL $ 6,500,000  
1958 33 JEN HL $ 6,500,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings $ 300,000  
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 6,500,000  
                                             
  Contact Power Gap Eye Ks
Year Age Tm Lg Salary   vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1959 34 JEN HL $ 6,500,000  
1960 35 JEN HL $ 6,500,000  
1961 36 JEN HL $ 6,500,000  
1962 37 SP SP $ 2,500,000  
1963 38 SP SP $ 2,500,000  
OOTP6 Min Ratings $ 2,500,000  
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 6,500,000  
Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Most Valuable Player or Rookie of the Year.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR OWS
1948 23 MC HL 43 62 5 18 2 2 1 9 2 1 3 12 .290 .323 .435 .759 7.4 1.0
    AA   2 8 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 .125 .125 .500 .625 0.8  
    A   54 207 34 64 4 0 10 35 2 2 21 33 .309 .373 .473 .846 35.4  
1949 24 MC HL 142 464 54 114 28 9 13 65 7 4 36 115 .246 .302 .429 .730 59.2 9.1
1950 25 MC HL 155 591 90 166 42 7 14 73 10 11 49 106 .281 .337 .447 .784 83.3 14.5
1951 26 MC HL 156 586 100 174 47 10 15 71 3 9 76 87 .297 .378 .488 .866 98.7 20.5
1952 27 MC HL 162 581 83 149 44 3 19 85 5 3 99 70 .256 .363 .441 .804 91.6 14.8
1953 28 MC HL 155 579 101 176 43 11 23 82 7 10 79 93 .304 .384 .535 .920 111.5 26.2
1954 29 MC HL 151 562 82 162 32 6 18 74 0 0 74 86 .288 .369 .463 .831 94.2 19.6
1955 30 MC HL 106 391 58 106 29 5 9 48 2 0 51 50 .271 .356 .440 .796 58.8 11.7
1956 31 MC HL 92 311 44 90 19 7 8 38 6 3 44 46 .289 .377 .473 .850 54.4 12.5
  GRE HL 65 251 32 70 10 5 4 27 4 2 18 36 .279 .326 .406 .732 32.1 5.3
  TOT   157 562 76 160 29 12 12 65 10 5 62 82 .285 .355 .443 .798 86.5 17.9
1957 32 GRE HL 101 375 71 117 29 8 15 58 3 6 43 62 .312 .384 .552 .936 71.4 14.2
  JEN HL 55 216 41 67 20 6 2 33 1 4 22 29 .310 .373 .486 .860 34.5 5.8
  TOT   156 591 112 184 49 14 17 91 4 10 65 91 .311 .380 .528 .908 105.9 20.0
1958 33 JEN HL 153 549 108 161 44 10 16 99 3 1 76 90 .293 .377 .497 .874 98.0 18.2
1959 34 JEN HL 154 579 110 190 52 8 15 101 3 4 77 83 .328 .408 .523 .931 114.0 23.2
1960 35 JEN HL 156 555 112 176 43 12 13 112 5 0 115 44 .317 .432 .508 .940 119.5 26.3
1961 36 JEN HL 154 560 96 161 44 0 7 63 0 0 98 76 .288 .395 .404 .798 88.6 17.6
1962 37 SP SP 142 507 77 162 38 1 14 63 7 4 64 82 .320 .397 .481 .878 92.8 18.1
    AAA   11 11 6 3 1 1 1 6 0 0 7 2 .273 .556 .818 1.374 4.8  
1963 38 SP SP 103 230 22 47 8 1 1 15 3 0 27 69 .204 .296 .261 .557 18.1 0.4
16 Years Sim 2245 7949 1286 2306 574 111 207 1116 71 62 1051 1236 .290 .373 .468 .841 1328.0 259.0
1 Years AAA 11 11 6 3 1 1 1 6 0 0 7 2 .273 .556 .818 1.374 4.8  
1 Years AA 2 8 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 .125 .125 .500 .625 0.8  
1 Years A 54 207 34 64 4 0 10 35 2 2 21 33 .309 .372 .473 .846 35.4  
3 Years Minors 67 226 41 68 5 1 12 43 2 2 28 38 .301 .377 .491 .869 41.0  
162 Game Average 573 92 166 41 8 14 80 5 4 75 89 .290 .373 .468 .841 95.8  
Career Highs 162 591 112 190 52 14 23 112 10 11 115 115 .328 .432 .535 .940 119.5  
Career Batting Splits     Help
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Category G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR
vs RH   5636 844 1573 380 78 136 758 45 43 691 869 .279 .358 .447 .804 879.3
vs LH   2313 442 733 194 33 71 358 26 19 360 367 .317 .408 .521 .930 463.1
Home 1117 3880 600 1117 285 45 101 538 29 25 492 603 .288 .368 .463 .830 639.7
Away 1128 4069 686 1189 289 66 106 578 42 37 559 633 .292 .378 .474 .852 702.7
RISP   1977 0 592 142 28 48 839 0 0 338 323 .299 .392 .472 .864 369.4
Pinch Hitting   113 16 41 8 1 1 16 1 1 19 21 .363 .459 .478 .937 23.1
Close/Late   956 106 268 68 13 15 114 0 0 129 155 .280 .367 .426 .792 147.9
Mar/Apr 339 1257 200 393 102 14 33 190 14 8 153 199 .313 .388 .495 .883 226.6
May 397 1448 241 399 117 23 39 191 21 12 201 254 .276 .365 .469 .834 241.9
June 377 1263 179 358 86 20 21 171 9 12 175 190 .283 .370 .433 .803 198.9
July 313 1078 185 333 73 17 29 160 10 6 168 167 .309 .398 .489 .887 204.5
August 395 1390 236 400 98 15 43 199 9 15 184 193 .288 .371 .473 .844 234.4
Sep/Oct 424 1513 245 423 98 22 42 205 8 9 170 233 .280 .353 .457 .809 236.1
Fielding Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Gold Glove.
Year Age Tm Lg Pos G GS IP PO A E DP FPct RF   DWS
1948 23 MC HL SS 37 15 154.0 23 53 5 11 .938 4.44   0.5
    3B 1 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00   0.0
1949 24 MC HL SS 140 132 1166.0 161 386 11 80 .980 4.22   6.2
1950 25 MC HL SS 153 149 1306.0 162 426 13 81 .978 4.05   6.7
1951 26 MC HL SS 152 149 1347.7 162 427 17 77 .972 3.93   6.4
1952 27 MC HL SS 162 162 1447.7 147 465 22 68 .965 3.80   6.2
1953 28 MC HL SS 153 148 1348.0 170 416 16 75 .973 3.91   7.4
1954 29 MC HL SS 147 143 1293.7 172 378 19 69 .967 3.83   4.6
1955 30 MC HL SS 106 104 926.7 121 313 14 39 .969 4.22   3.7
1956 31 MC HL SS 88 83 720.0 96 257 5 43 .986 4.41   3.6
  GRE HL SS 63 58 543.0 73 194 3 33 .989 4.43   3.4
  TOT   SS 151 141 1263.0 169 451 8 76 .987 4.42   7.0
1957 32 GRE HL SS 100 95 848.7 114 307 10 61 .977 4.46   5.3
  JEN HL SS 55 51 481.3 64 174 5 34 .979 4.45   3.4
  TOT   SS 155 146 1330.0 178 481 15 95 .978 4.46   8.7
1958 33 JEN HL SS 152 146 1285.7 192 507 17 101 .976 4.89   8.5
1959 34 JEN HL SS 152 149 1321.0 183 487 16 86 .977 4.56   7.1
1960 35 JEN HL SS 156 149 1341.3 182 438 24 63 .963 4.16   5.8
    LF 1 0 5.7 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.59   0.0
1961 36 JEN HL SS 151 146 1276.7 176 471 14 67 .979 4.56   7.0
    2B 1 0 8.0 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.13   0.0
    1B 1 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.50   0.0
1962 37 SP SP SS 136 129 1141.3 183 399 22 79 .964 4.59   6.7
1963 38 SP SP SS 68 51 463.0 75 175 10 39 .962 4.86   2.9
    2B 1 0 2.0 2 2 0 0 1.000 18.00   0.1
  SS 2171 2059 18411.6 2456 6273 243 1106 .973 4.27   95.6
  2B 2 0 10.0 2 3 0 0 1.000 4.50   0.1
  LF 1 0 5.7 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.59   0.0
  3B 1 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00   0.0
  1B 1 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.50   0.0
Career Totals   2176 2059 18432.3 2460 6276 243 1106 .973 4.27   95.7
Career Highs   162 162 1447.7 192 507 24 101 .987 4.92    
Post-Season Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Post Season MVP Award.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
1949 24 MC HL 5 15 1 4 1 0 0 3 0 2 5 1 .267 .450 .333 .783
1950 25 MC HL 12 52 14 22 3 0 3 14 2 1 3 10 .423 .455 .654 1.108
1951 26 MC HL 4 16 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 .188 .188 .313 .500
1952 27 MC HL 5 18 1 4 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 3 .222 .300 .333 .633
1953 28 MC HL 5 19 2 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 2 0 .211 .286 .368 .654
1957 32 JEN HL 11 40 10 12 2 0 3 10 0 0 7 8 .300 .408 .575 .983
1958 33 JEN HL 15 53 9 17 5 0 2 8 0 0 8 8 .321 .410 .528 .938
1959 34 JEN HL 4 16 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .250 .294 .250 .544
1960 35 JEN HL 9 36 7 14 4 0 0 5 0 1 3 4 .389 .436 .500 .936
1961 36 JEN HL 5 19 1 8 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 5 .421 .476 .474 .950
Career Post-Season Batting 75 284 47 92 16 2 9 49 3 5 33 42 .324 .395 .489 .884
Batting Leaderboards     Help
Top 10 finishes. Stats are Year-Rank-Value. League leaders are in bold.
(*) indicates hit-less at-bats added to meet minimum plate appearances.
Season Rankings are League Based.
Batting Average
1959-9-.328
On-Base Pct
1953-7-.384
1957-9-.380
1959-6-.408
1960-2-.432
1961-6-.395
1962-10-.397
Slugging Pct
1953-5-.535
1959-7-.523
OPS
1953-5-.920
1957-9-.908
1959-4-.931
1960-6-.940
XR
1953-4-111.5
1957-8-105.9
1959-6-114.0
1960-4-119.5
CAR-10-1328.0
Games
1952-1-162
1956-7-157
1960-6-156
CAR-9-2245
At-Bats
CAR-9-7949
Runs
1957-2-112
1958-8-108
1959-5-110
1960-5-112
CAR-10-1286
Hits
CAR-9-2306
Total Bases
1953-6-310
1957-7-312
1959-6-303
1960-10-282
CAR-11-3723
Singles
CAR-21-1414
Doubles
1950-7-42
1951-7-47
1952-10-44
1953-7-43
1957-4-49
1958-7-44
1959-1-52
1960-6-43
1961-7-44
1962-5-38
CAR-4-574
Triples
1951-9-10
1953-9-11
1956-5-12
1957-4-14
1959-10-8
1960-3-12
CAR-8-111
RBIs
1958-7-99
1959-7-101
1960-4-112
CAR-20-1116
Caught Stealing
1950-8-11
Walks
1952-2-99
1953-6-79
1954-9-74
1956-9-62
1957-6-65
1958-1-76
1959-7-77
1960-1-115
1961-1-98
CAR-5-1051
Strikeouts
CAR-39-1236
 
 
   Black Ink Test: 9    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 48)
   Gray Ink Test: 81    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 130)
   Hall of Fame Standards: 58    (Avg Batter in HOF ~ 54)
 
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History
Drafted in 1st round, 2nd overall pick, by Murray Creek in 1948
Had first career hit on 6/5/1948, off Curtis Berlin (COT)
Hit first career homerun on 6/30/1948, off Michael Auer (HR)
Won Rookie of the Year in 1949, hitting .246 with 13 HR, 65 RBI
Drove in 7 runs against Kingsbury on 10/8/1950
Won Kennel Cup with Murray Creek in 1950
Had 5 hits with 2 RBI against Jackson City on 4/27/1951
Was selected to the 1952 Allstar game
Had 5 hits with 3 RBI against Hood River on 5/26/1953
Was selected to the 1953 Allstar game
Was selected to the 1954 Allstar game
Injured on 7/13/1954 with a Pulled Elbow Ligament, out for 1-2 weeks
Injured on 6/16/1955 with a Torn Tricep Muscle, out for 8 weeks
Injured on 8/15/1955 with a Tight Shoulder, out for one week
Traded from Murray Creek to Greenwood on 7/21/1956 (Going to MC: P R. Lepley, SS D. Whatley, P H. Clewis. Going to GRE: DH A. Howerton)
Won Gold Glove at Shortstop in 1956
Was selected to the 1957 Allstar game
Traded from Greenwood to Jenton on 7/31/1957 (Going to JEN: SS A. Howerton, P J. Tann. Going to GRE: P E. Hanff, C W. Nyberg)
Had 5 hits with 2 RBI against Kingsbury on 5/9/1958
Won Gold Glove at Shortstop in 1958
Had 5 hits with 1 RBI against Murray Creek on 4/20/1959
Drove in 6 runs against Northampton on 5/13/1959
Was selected to the 1959 Allstar game
Had 5 hits with 2 RBI against Greenwood on 7/19/1960
Won Player of the Week award on 7/21/1960, hitting .438 with 2 HR, 4 RBI
Won Player of the Week award on 8/25/1960, hitting .500 with 3 HR, 8 RBI
Had 2000th career hit on 6/21/1961, off Alejandro Jennrich (WAS)
Signed as a free agent by Seneca Point on 2/3/1962 to a 2-year deal worth $2,500,000 per year
Had 5 hits with 2 RBI against Stratford on 9/19/1962