Baseball pitcher, Harry Howell, American League, St. Louis Browns, throwing ball on field prior to game against Chicago White Sox 1905 Photo - SUMMARY
Full-length portrait of Harry Howell, baseball player, American League, St. Louis Browns, throwing ball on field at South Side Park which was located at West 37th Street, South Princeton Avenue, West Pershing Road (formerly West 39th Street), and South Wentworth Avenue in the Armour Square community area of Chicago, Illinois. SDN-003472, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society.
Handsome Harry Howell won 131 major league games throwing a hard curve and a legal spitball during baseball’s Dead Ball Era. His arsenal of pitches also included a very nice fastball. A hard worker he pitched over 199 innings in eight different seasons, including three years of over 300 innings. Seven times Harry Howell won over 10 games and he posted a very fine 2.74 earned run average in 340 games, while completing 244 of 282 starts. Born in Brooklyn, Harry Howell started his major league career with the old Brooklyn Robbins of the National League back in 1898.