Elston Howard

Position
Catcher
Years
1948–1968
Hall Rating
62
MLE Rating
73
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Elston Howard is next eligible for the Hall of Fame via the Classic Baseball Era Committee in 2025.
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Peak
31%
Longevity
69%

Negro League MLEs by Eric Chalek

Due to the different opportunities presented to Black and Latino players before integration, the Hall Rating of these players does not accurately reflect their Hall of Fame cases. When possible, the Hall of Stats uses Eric Chalek’s Negro League MLEs to present an alternate Hall Rating for prominent early Black and Latino stars. Elston Howard has a 73 Hall Rating using these MLEs. The rest of the stats on this page come from real game data, not MLEs.

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Rankings by Hall Rating

Franchise Contributions by Hall Rating

Career Statistics

Win-Value Statistics
WAR WAA adjWAR adjWAA
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27.0 8.5 31.6 19.0
Run-Value Statistics
Bat Run DP Fld Pos
38 -8 -15 40 45
Season-by-Season Statistics
Year Team WAA WAR
1948 KCM -0.3 -0.1
1955 NYY 0.6 1.5
1956 NYY -1.5 -0.5
1957 NYY -2.0 -0.8
1958 NYY 1.9 3.2
1959 NYY 0.5 2.0
1960 NYY -0.6 0.5
1961 NYY 3.9 5.4
1962 NYY 2.1 3.8
1963 NYY 3.6 5.2
1964 NYY 3.6 5.5
1965 NYY -0.3 1.0
1966 NYY 0.1 1.6
1967 2 teams -2.5 -1.3
1967 NYY -1.2 -0.5
1967 BOS -1.3 -0.8
1968 BOS -0.6 0.2
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