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Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Frank Oliver Howard

"Hondo"

 
 
Frank Oliver Howard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, May 17, 2009
1. Frank Oliver Howard Marker
Inscription.  
Frank Howard played for the Washington Senators from 1965 through 1971.

One of the most physically intimidating hitters in baseball history Howard was named the National League Rookie of the Year in 1960. He led the American League in home runs twice and in slugging average, runs batted in and walks once.

His 237 home runs as a Washington Senator is a team record.
 
Erected 2009 by DC Creates Public Art Program, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
 
Location. 38° 52.296′ N, 77° 0.49′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from Potomac Avenue SE east of South Capitol Street SE, on the right when traveling west. Located inside the entrance to Washington Nationals Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 South Capitol Street SE, Washington DC 20003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walter Perry Johnson (a few steps from this marker); Joshua (Josh) Gibson (a few steps from this marker);
Frank Oliver Howard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, May 17, 2009
2. Frank Oliver Howard Marker
1971 (a few steps from this marker); 1961 (a few steps from this marker); 1948 (a few steps from this marker); 2005 (a few steps from this marker); 1937 (a few steps from this marker); 1924 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
Also see . . .  Career Statistics for Frank Howard. (Submitted on July 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Walter Perry Johnson, Frank Oliver Howard, and Josh Gibson Markers image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, May 17, 2009
3. Walter Perry Johnson, Frank Oliver Howard, and Josh Gibson Markers
Entrance to Nationals Park image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, May 17, 2009
4. Entrance to Nationals Park
All 3 markers can be seen.
Frank Oliver Howard Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, May 17, 2009
5. Frank Oliver Howard Sculpture
Sculpture by Omri Amrany
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,201 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on February 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 7, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Jun. 6, 2020