|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» November 23, 1960: Dodger OF Frank Howard is voted National League Rookie of the Year with 12 of 24 votes.
» August 6, 1961: Maury Wills' first home run in 1,167 ML at bats and a double, triple, and home run by Frank Howard give the Dodgers an 11–4 win against Chicago and first place by a half game in the National League. Wills has three hits and scores four runs, while Podres gives up ten hits, but goes the distance to win. Wally Moon drives in three runs with three hits.
» June 30, 1962: With the aid of 13 strikeouts and a Frank Howard home run, Sandy Koufax no-hits Bob Miller and the Mets 5–0 in Los Angeles. Sandy starts off the game by fanning the side on nine pitches in the first inning, the first National League pitcher to strike out the side on nine pitches since Brooklyn's Dazzy Vance, in 1924.
» August 8, 1963: In the 5th inning, Frank Howard and Moose Skowron pinch-hit back-to-back home runs for the Dodgers, only the 2nd time this has ever occurred. Cub pitchers Bob Buhl and Don Elston are the victims. But the Cubs hold on to win 5–4 at Wrigley.
» October 6, 1963: Sandy Koufax beats the Yanks again 2–1 for a shocking World Series sweep for the Dodgers. Whitey Ford gives up only two hits, both by Frank Howard, who crashes a long home run in the 5th to start the LA scoring. The Bronx Bombers bat just .171 and score only four runs, the 2nd lowest total in World Series history.
» April 18, 1964: Jim Maloney tosses six innings of no-hit ball against the Dodgers, before leaving with a pulled muscle. John Tsitouris relieves and pitches hitless ball until two are out in the 9th inning when Frank Howard beats out an infield single. Sandy Koufax fans the side on nine pitches in the 3rd inning, becoming the first National League pitcher to do it twice (and matching Lefty Grove), but Cincinnati wins, 3–0, on Deron Johnson's 3-run homer.
» July 9, 1965: Senators LF Frank Howard ties a major-league record with seven strikeouts in Washington's twin-bill split with the Red Sox.
» July 2, 1966: Frank Howard, Don Lock, and Ken McMullen hit consecutive home runs with two outs in the 6th inning, and Mike McCormick pitches a complete game, as Washington defeats a winless Whitey Ford and the Yankees, 10–4. Mike McCormick is the winner for Washington, giving up five hits including a Mickey Mantle homer, his 14th, in the 9th.
» May 16, 1968: With his third 2-HR game in four games, Senators LF Frank Howard ties the American League record for most home runs (7) in four straight games (at least one in each). Washington wins 4–1 at Cleveland.
» May 17, 1968: Joe Sparma takes a one-hitter into the 9th against the Senators, but Frank Howard homers to give the Nats a 3–2 lead. In the bottom of the inning, Jim Northrup wins the game, 7–3, with a grand slam, one of five he will hit this season. Howard homers for the 5th straight game; it is his 8th and the most anyone has hit in a 5-game span.
» May 18, 1968: Frank Howard ties the American League record with a home run in his 6th consecutive game to lead Washington to an 8–4 win over Detroit. His 10 home runs in the six games are the most of all the record holders. Howard's 10 home runs (in 20 at bats) are also the most ever in one week (Sunday through Saturday). Earl Wilson will stop him tomorrow. For Detroit, Al Kaline belts a pinch-HR off Steve Jones. It is Kaline's 307th home run, surpassing Hank Greenberg's 306 in a Tiger uniform.
» September 27, 1968: At Detroit, Frank Howard snaps a 1–1 tie with his 44th homer, and the Senators beat the Tigers, 3–1. Howard run is his 89th, and he'll finish the year with that, compiling the most homers in history without scoring 90 runs.
» April 10, 1969: Frank Howard bangs a pair of homers, giving him four in three games, in the Senators 9–6 win over the Yankees. Fritz Peterson gives 10 hits and six runs in taking the loss. For the Yanks, Fernandez hits a pair of homers, one a grand slam.
» May 11, 1969: Frank Howard hits two homers for the Senators but Don Mincher hits one in the bottom of the 9th for a 6-5 Pilots victory. Diego Segui gets a win for the second straight day. Yesterday the Pilots beat the Senators, 16-13, on 12 hits and 12 walks.
» August 30, 1969: Washington 2B Tim Cullen ties a major-league record with three consecutive errors in the 8th inning, but the Senators beat Oakland 11–3. Frank Howard leads the offense with four hits, including his 41st home run, and his 1st stolen base in three years.
» September 2, 1970: In the first six innings, Rangers starter Sam McDowell walks six Nats batters, five intentionally. Three of the intentional passes go to Frank Howard in his first three at bats, twice when he leads off the inning. McDowell moves to 1B in the 6th inning, with two on and no outs, and Dean Chance comes in allowing both runners to score. McDowell comes back to the mound to finish, losing 4–1 to Dick Bosman.
» September 10, 1970: Cleveland whips the Senators, 13–4. Frank Howard, with no walks today, hits two homers for Washington. Cleveland pitchers will walk Howard 30 times this season, 12 intentionally.
» September 19, 1970: Boston's Billy Conigliaro connects for a 4th inning home run off Washington's Jim Hannan, and in the 7th frame, brother Tony Conigliaro wallops a solo shot off Joe Grzenda. The Red Sox win 11–3 after taking the first game, 7–3. The brothers also homered in the same game on July 4. Billy will end the year with 18 home runs, while Tony will connect for 36. Frank Howard is frustrated with five strikeouts in game 1.
» September 30, 1971: The Senators draw 14,000 for their final game in Washington, with another 4,000 crashing. Dick Bosman gives up homers to Bobby Murcer, Roy White, and Rusty Torres and the Nats are down 5–1 in the 6th. Mike Kekich then grooves a fastball for Frank Howard, who parks his 26th homer, and thanks ThurmanMunson as he crosses the plate. The Senators take a 7–5 lead, and after Murcer makes the 2nd out in the 9th, fans swarm onto the field, causing the game to be forfeited to the Yanks, 9–0. All records stand but reliever Paul Lindblad losses the W by not recording the 3rd out, batter Horace Clarke. Of the Senators, Jeff Burroughs will be the last to retire, finishing up in 1985.
» June 21, 1972: Rico Petrocelli and Carl Yastrzemski lead the Red Sox to 11-inning, 10–9 win over Texas. Yaz collects five hits and score four times, while Rico drives in six runs, four with a grand slam. Frank Howard is 4-for-4 for Texas. Luis Tiant wins with an inning of shutout relief.
» August 31, 1972: Another insurance purchase for the Tigers: they buy slugging 1B/OF Frank Howard from Texas.
» September 13, 1972: Frank Howard, who is not playing regularly for the Tigers, hits a 3-run homer off Dave McNally of the Orioles for a Detroit victory. It is his 13th career fourbagger off his favorite pitcher. He had hit one with the Rangers on July 18th, and 11 with the Senators 1965-1971.
» October 5, 1980: Jerry Coleman is fired as manager of the last-place San Diego Padres. He will return to the club's broadcasting booth, where he had spent the previous eight seasons, and will be replaced by former Senators slugger Frank Howard.
» October 13, 1981: The Padres fire manager Frank Howard and his entire coaching staff. San Diego finished last in the National League West in each half of the season.
» October 2, 1983: Rusty Staub's 2-run pinch double with two out in the bottom of the 9th gives the Mets a 5–4 win over the Expos in their season finale and gives Staub 25 RBI as a pinch hitter this season, tying the major-league record shared by Joe Cronin and Jerry Lynch. After the game the Mets fire manager Frank Howard.
» August 21, 1991: Yankees OF Bernie Williams fans five consecutive times in a 7-4 loss to the Royals to tie the major league mark for a 9-inning game. He's consoled by Yankee hitting coach Frank Howard, one of the 28 batters who share the mark.
» November 19, 1992: Eric Karros is named the National League's Rookie of the Year. The Dodger 1B hit .257 with 20 homers, and was the first Dodger rookie to reach 20 home runs since Frank Howard in 1960.
» July 3, 1993: Detroit's Cecil Fielder becomes the 3rd player in history to homer onto the left field roof at Tiger Stadium, doing so in the Tigers' 11-5 loss to the Rangers. Harmon Killebrew and Frank Howard are the only other players to accomplish the feat.
» September 30, 1995: Cleveland OF Albert Belle socks his 50th home run of the season in the Indians' 3-2 win over the Royals. The home run is Belle's 17th of September, tying Babe Ruth's record for the month. Beginning September 13, Belle has hit 13 homers in 16 games (he did not play 9/24), tying Frank Howard's mark set in May, 1968. With today's homer, Belle becomes the first player ever to have 50 homer and 50 doubles in a season.
» September 23, 2001: The Rangers defeat the Angels, 5–2, as SS Alex Rodriguez hits his 48th home run of the year to set a new major-league record for shortstops. He also ties the franchise record for home runs in a season, set by Frank Howard in 1969.