Note: This page links to deadball era player Dave Howard. For others with similar names click here.
David Austin Howard
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 165 lb.
- School Cornell University
- Debut May 8, 1912
- Final Game July 3, 1915
- Born May 1, 1889 in Washington, DC USA
- Died January 26, 1956 in Dallas, TX USA
Dave Howard appeared in one game for the Washington Senatorsin 1912 and later 24 games for the Brooklyn Tip-Tops in 1915. With the Senators he was solely a pinch-runner, while with the Tip-Tops he played mostly second base and also appeared as a pinch-runner in eight games.
Dave was born in Washington, DC the same year that Buck Stanley was born there. Dave attended Cornell University during 1908-1911, the same years that Stubby Magner was there. Dave went into the minors in 1911 with the Atlanta Crackers, for whom he played 47 games. In 1912 he was also with the Crackers for 11 games, along with his one game in the majors.
In 1913-1915 he played in the minors for several different teams, and came to the big leagues to play with the Tip-Tops of the upstart Federal League, for whom he appeared in April, May, June and the start of July.
Howard died at age 56 in Dallas, TX.
He should not be confused with another player named David Howard who was also a middle infielder decades later. Nor should he be confused with Del Howard, from whom Dave presumably inherited the nickname Del.
" 'Orty' Howard, the Washington boy, former Cornell star third baseman, purchased by Clark Griffith from the Atlanta club, reported to Griffith last week. He will hardly break into the lineup, but may be used in a trade." - Sporting Life, May 18, 1912