Born: Jun 6, 1945
The Ohio native was signed by the Colts .45s in 1963 and worked his way up through the minors. The catcher made his big league debut with the Astros in 1970, hitting .307 in 31 games. He spent four seasons with Houston, batting .238 with six homers in 129 games.
Early in the 1973 season, Howard was sent to the Braves for a minor leaguer. He batted .125 for Atlanta in four games for his final big league action.