Dan Howley

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Dan Howley
Catcher / Manager
Born: (1885-10-16)October 16, 1885
Weymouth, Massachusetts
Died: March 10, 1944(1944-03-10) (aged 58)
Weymouth, Massachusetts
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 15, 1913, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
August 23, 1913, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Batting average.125
Home runs0
Runs batted in2
Win–loss record397–524
Winning %.431
As player

As manager

Daniel Philip "Dapper Dan" Howley (October 16, 1885 – March 10, 1944) was a Major League Baseball manager with the St. Louis Browns and the Cincinnati Reds. His first year as manager of the Browns saw his team lose 94 games and finish 50½ games behind the legendary 1927 New York Yankees. He stayed two more years in St. Louis, with his best year coming in 1928, finishing in third place. In 1929, he was hired by the Reds, but he averaged 95 losses in three years, leading to his dismissal. He finished his career with a lifetime 397–524 record (.431 winning percentage).

He was a four-time manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the International League, leading the team in 1918, 1923–1926, 1933, and 1937, winning the league pennant in 1918 and 1926. Howley was inducted into the International League Hall of Fame.

Prior to his managing career, Howley was a major league catcher for part of the 1913 season for the Philadelphia Phillies. He later served as a coach for the Detroit Tigers for three seasons, 1919 and 1921–22.[1] Howley also acted as the first base umpire in a July 1922 game.[2]

Howley died of a heart attack in his birthplace of Weymouth, Massachusetts at age 58.[3]


  1. ^ "Dan Howley". Retrosheet. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  2. ^ "Detroit Tigers 11, St. Louis Browns 6". Retrosheet. July 23, 1922.
  3. ^ Howling Dan Howley dies

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