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Jay Canfield Howell (born November 26, 1955) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds (1980), Chicago Cubs (1981), New York Yankees (1982–84), Oakland Athletics (1985–87), Los Angeles Dodgers (1988–92), Atlanta Braves (1993) and Texas Rangers (1994).

Jay Howell
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Howell in 1986
Born: (1955-11-26) November 26, 1955 (age 63)
Miami, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 10, 1980, for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
August 8, 1994, for the Texas Rangers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record58–53
Earned run average3.34
Career highlights and awards

Howell was a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers when they won the 1988 World Series. In the third game of the National League Championship Series against the New York Mets, Howell was ejected for having pine tar, an illegal substance, in his glove, though he said the only reason he used it was to get a better grip on the ball. He was suspended for three days,[1] but it was shortened to two days.

He was named to 2 American League All-Star Teams in 1985 and 1987 and the 1989 National League All-Star Team.

He currently ranks 56th on the Major League Baseball Career Saves List (155) and 67th on the Career Games Finished List (360).


Early yearsEdit

Jay Howell attended Fairview High School and the University of Colorado.

Coaching experienceEdit

Howell coached Cal State Northridge from 1998 to 2005 where he led the Matadors to two Big Sky Conference Titles. Major League player Kameron Loe played for Howell.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Blum, Ronald (October 10, 1988). "Howell Suspended for 3 Days". Victoria, Texas: The Victoria Advocate. Associated Press. p. 3B. Retrieved November 20, 2014.

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