Jack Howell (baseball)

Jack Howell
Third baseman
Born: (1961-08-18) August 18, 1961
Tucson, Arizona
Batted: Left Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: May 20, 1985, for the California Angels
NPB: 1992, for the Yakult Swallows
Last appearance
MLB: July 17, 1999, for the Houston Astros
NPB: 1995, for the Yomiuri Giants
MLB statistics
Batting average .239
Home runs 108
Runs batted in 337
NPB statistics
Batting average .291
Home runs 100
Runs batted in 272
Career highlights and awards

Jack Robert Howell (born August 18, 1961), is a former Major League Baseball third baseman. He made his Major League Baseball debut on May 20, 1985, with the California Angels, and played his final game on July 17, 1999 with the Houston Astros.

Early life

Howell was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. He first attended Pima Community College and then the University of Arizona where he played baseball for the Arizona Wildcats.


Howell played for three different MLB teams during his professional career. He started with the California Angels where he from 1987 to 1989 averaged hitting 20 home runs per season until being traded to the San Diego Padres.

Howell next played Nippon Professional Baseball, and was a member of the Yakult Swallows (1992–1994), as well as the Yomiuri Giants (1995). He won the Central League Most Valuable Player award in 1992, when he led the league in home runs and batting average. On July 29, 1993, Howell hit for the cycle for the Swallows.

He returned to Major League Baseball as a bench player with the California Angels during the 1996 Season. He then signed on as a free agent with the Houston Astros, with whom he ended his career in 1999

Howell was the hitting coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was fired by the Diamondbacks following the 2010 season.[1] Howell is currently the Manager for the Burlington Bees of the Midwest League and Single-A affiliate of the Anaheim Angels.


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