Bob Howry

Bobby Dean Howry (born August 4, 1973) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher.

Bob Howry
Bob Howry on June 21, 2007
Howry with the Chicago Cubs
Born: August 4, 1973 (age 45)
Phoenix, Arizona
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 21, 1998, for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
July 28, 2010, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
Win–loss record45–52
Earned run average3.84

Early life

Howry attended, and played baseball at Deer Valley High School in Arizona, then he attended McNeese State University and was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the fifth round of the 1994 Major League Baseball Draft.

Baseball career

During the 1997 season, Howry was one of six prospects (along with Keith Foulke, Lorenzo Barceló, Mike Caruso, Ken Vining, and Brian Manning) traded to the White Sox in exchange for Wilson Álvarez, Danny Darwin, and Roberto Hernández in what became known as the White Flag Trade.[1]

He made his major league debut with the Chicago White Sox in 1998 and served as the team's closer, saving 28 games in 1999 until being replaced by Keith Foulke in early May 2000. He was dealt to the Boston Red Sox in 2002, but suffered right elbow problems that forced him to be put on the 60-day disabled list in late 2003. Howry successfully recovered from right elbow surgery and made a comeback with the Cleveland Indians in 2004. In a year and a half with the Indians, Howry posted an 11-6 record with 87 strikeouts and a 2.61 ERA.

In late 2005, Howry signed a three-year, $12 million deal with the Chicago Cubs, where he filled in for an injured Ryan Dempster during the 2007 playoff run, earning eight saves with a 3.32 ERA, and was one of the Cubs' primary relievers in 2008, sometimes serving as setup man to All-Star closer Kerry Wood.

He is one of four pitchers who have pitched in at least 70 games each of the four seasons from 2004–08, the others being Scott Schoeneweis (who has done so for five seasons), Chad Qualls, and Dan Wheeler.[2]

After the Cubs declined arbitration, Howry signed a $2.75 million, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants on December 3, 2008.[3]

On December 28, 2009, Howry signed a one-year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks with a club option for 2011.[4]

On May 17, 2010, he was released by the Arizona Diamondbacks to make room for recently acquired Saul Rivera.[5]

On May 21, Howry re-signed with the Cubs. [6]

On July 30, 2010, the Cubs released Howry. During his brief return to the Cubs in 2010, he was 0-3 with a 5.66 ERA in 24 relief appearances. Howry was released to make room for pitcher Carlos Zambrano, who was returning to the team from suspension.[7]

On February 27, 2011, Howry retired.[8]

See also


  1. ^ " - The Rays and the White Flag trade of '97".
  2. ^ "2018 MLB Baseball Pitching Statistics and League Leaders - Major League Baseball - ESPN".
  3. ^ "Giants add Howry to bullpen". December 3, 2008. Archived from the original on December 6, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-03.
  4. ^ Gilbert, Steve (December 28, 2009). "D-backs stabilize bullpen with Howry". Major League Baseball Advanced Media. Archived from the original on 2011-06-10. Retrieved 2009-12-28.
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  6. ^ "Cubs sign RHP Howry, demote Berg". The Columbian. 2010-05-21. Retrieved 2019-05-20.
  7. ^ Owen Perkins (30 July 2010). "Cubs release veteran reliever Howry". Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Muskat Ramblings". Muskat Ramblings. Archived from the original on 2011-03-02. Retrieved 2011-02-27.

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1993 Major League Baseball draft

The 1993 Major League Baseball draft began with first round selections on June 3, 1993. Alex Rodriguez was selected first overall by the Seattle Mariners. Other notable draftees included Chris Carpenter, Torii Hunter, Jason Varitek, Scott Rolen, future NFL Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk, and Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward.

1997 San Francisco Giants season

The 1997 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 115th season in Major League Baseball, their 40th season in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 38th at 3Com Park at Candlestick Point. The Giants finished in first place in the National League West with a record of 90 wins and 72 losses. They lost the National League Division Series in three games to the Florida Marlins.

1998 Chicago White Sox season

The 1998 Chicago White Sox season was the White Sox's 99th season. They finished with a record 80-82, good enough for 2nd place in the American League Central, 9 games behind the 1st place Cleveland Indians.

1999 Chicago White Sox season

The 1999 Chicago White Sox season was the White Sox's 100th season. They finished with a record 75-86, good enough for 2nd place in the American League Central, 21.5 games behind the 1st place Cleveland Indians.

2002 Boston Red Sox season

The 2002 Boston Red Sox season was the 102nd season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished second in the American League East with a record of 93 wins and 69 losses, 10½ games behind the New York Yankees. The Red Sox did not qualify for the postseason, as the AL wild card was the Anaheim Angels who had finished second in the American League West with a record of 99–63.

2004 Cleveland Indians season

The 2004 Cleveland Indians season was the 104th season for the franchise.

2005 Cleveland Indians season

The 2005 Cleveland Indians season was the 105th season for the franchise. It involved the Indians attempting to win the American League Central division. They had a very good September (with 17 wins and 9 losses), and went into a season-closing series with the Chicago White Sox with a chance to tie the White Sox record (though the White Sox held the tiebreaker and had already won the division) and make it into the playoffs, but lost three close games to finish 6 games behind the White Sox, who were the eventual World Series winners, eliminating Cleveland from the possibility to go to the playoffs.

2009 San Francisco Giants season

The 2009 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 127th year in Major League Baseball, their 52nd year in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 10th at AT&T Park. After four consecutive losing seasons, the team finished in third place in the National League West with an 88-74 record, 7 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. Following Peter Magowan's retirement, Bill Neukom served as general managing partner of the Giants. After a season with the fewest home runs of any team since the 1993 Florida Marlins, general manager Brian Sabean said the Giants would attempt to bring in a power hitter as well as strengthening a bullpen that held a 4.45 ERA in 2008, fourteenth in the National League.After leading the National League Wild Card race for most of the season, the Giants were ultimately passed by the Colorado Rockies. The team finished third in the NL West and second in the Wild Card. Though they missed the playoffs, the Giants surpassed most expectations for their season; for example, Sports Illustrated projected that the Giants would finish with a record of 77–85. Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins noted San Francisco's promising farm system (including products Pablo Sandoval and Madison Bumgarner) and the perceived weakness of the NL West as reasons to be optimistic about the Giants' potential. Additionally, the Giants' starting rotation boasted three Cy Young Award winners: Randy Johnson, Tim Lincecum, and Barry Zito. After the season ended, Lincecum won his second straight Cy Young. The Giants would build on their surprising 2009 season the following year, winning the World Series. It would be their first in San Francisco.

Arizona Diamondbacks all-time roster

This list is complete and up-to-date as of May 10, 2016.The following is a list of players, both past and current, who have played in at least in one game for the Arizona Diamondbacks franchise.

Players in Bold are members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Deer Valley High School (Arizona)

Deer Valley High School is a public high school located in Glendale, Arizona, part of the Deer Valley Unified School District. The school opened its doors in 1980 with an initial enrollment of 750 students. Today, the campus is housed on more than 60 acres (240,000 m2) with a current enrollment of about 1,900 students. Deer Valley High School has been recognized for student achievements in a range of academics and athletics. The school is run by over 100 teachers, five counselors, one psychologist, four administrators, and numerous other support staff with Kim Crooks as the current principal. The 2011 renovation was the first major renovations to the school since its 1980 construction.

Hold (baseball)

A hold (abbreviated HLD, H or HD) is awarded to a relief pitcher who meets the following three conditions:

1. Enters the game in a save situation; that is, when all of the following three conditions apply:

(a) He appears in relief (i.e., is not the starting pitcher) when his team is leading; and

(b) He is not the winning pitcher; and

(c) He qualifies under one of the following conditions:

(i) He enters the game with a lead of no more than three runs and maintains that lead for at least one inning

(ii) He enters the game, regardless of the count, with the potential tying run either on base, or at bat, or on deck

(iii) He pitches for at least three effective innings.2. Records at least one out;3. Leaves the game before it has ended without his team having relinquished the lead at any point and does not record a save.The hold is not an official Major League Baseball statistic.


Howry is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Bob Howry (born 1973), American baseball player

Charles Bowen Howry (1844–1928), American politician and judge

Keenan Howry (born 1981), American football player

Keith Foulke

Keith Charles Foulke (; born October 19, 1972) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher. A graduate of Hargrave High School in Huffman, Texas, Foulke attended Galveston College and Lewis–Clark State College. Between 1997 and 2008, he pitched for the San Francisco Giants, Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians. Foulke was an All-Star in 2003 and he earned the final out of the 2004 World Series.

McNeese State Cowboys baseball

The McNeese State Cowboys baseball team is a varsity intercollegiate athletic team of McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States. The team is a member of the Southland Conference, which is part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I. The team plays its home games at Joe Miller Ballpark in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The Cowboys are coached by Justin Hill.

McNeese State University

McNeese State University is a public university in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Founded in 1939 as Lake Charles Junior College, it was renamed McNeese Junior College after John McNeese, an early local educator. The present name was adopted in 1970. McNeese is part of the University of Louisiana System and is classified as a Master's University. The selective admissions university consists of six colleges and the Doré School of Graduate Studies. McNeese is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and all programs of study are accredited by their respective national boards.

Mike Caruso

Michael John Caruso (born May 27, 1977) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who played for the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals.

Caruso was a prospect for the San Francisco Giants. During the 1997 season, Caruso was one of six prospects (along with Keith Foulke, Bob Howry, Lorenzo Barceló, Ken Vining, and Brian Manning) traded to the White Sox in exchange for Wilson Álvarez, Danny Darwin, and Roberto Hernández in what became known as the White Flag Trade.In 1998, Caruso was called up by the White Sox at the age of 20 to become their everyday starting shortstop. He finished third in the Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year Award balloting. However, his career in Chicago only lasted two years. He reemerged back into the Major Leagues in 2002 with the Royals, but only played in 12 games.

After two years out of the game, Caruso began a comeback attempt. He played the 2007 season for the South Georgia Peanuts of the independent South Coast League. However, the South Coast League only lasted one season before suspending operations. He then played for the Joliet JackHammers.

White Flag Trade

The White Flag Trade was a trade made between two Major League Baseball teams in 1997. On July 31, 1997, the Chicago White Sox traded three major players to the San Francisco Giants for six minor leaguers. At the time, the trade was maligned by the vast majority of White Sox fans as Jerry Reinsdorf giving up on the team, as they were only ​3 1⁄2 games behind the Cleveland Indians for the American League Central Division lead. "Anyone who thinks we can catch Cleveland is crazy," stated Reinsdorf. In 2000, however, the White Sox won the Central Division title, receiving large contributions from two of the players received in this trade (Keith Foulke and Bob Howry).

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