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June 17, 1996 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD
Third baseman Jack Howell will be put on the disabled list today, clearing a spot for new catcher Pat Borders on the roster. The Angels had been leaning toward keeping three catchers, but not at the expense of Howell, who injured his hamstring and calf Saturday. "He couldn't put any weight on it at all when he came into the clubhouse [Sunday]," Manager Marcel Lachemann said. "It's going to be a while before he can play again."
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December 10, 1997 | CHRIS FOSTER and MIKE DiGIOVANNA
Unwilling to pay a high price for depth, the Angels lost second baseman Luis Alicea and utility player Jack Howell to other teams Tuesday, leaving them with two more holes to fill. Alicea signed a two-year, $1.5-million deal with the Texas Rangers. Howell signed a two-year, $1.05 million contract with the Houston Astros. Both players became available without requiring compensation when the Angels declined Sunday to offer salary arbitration.
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August 18, 1985 | Ross Newhan
Although the spotlight remains on the Angels' 1985 pennant bid, there is no way to stop speculation about 1986. The Angels innocently fueled it via Monday's recall of third baseman Jack Howell, who had been leading the Pacific Coast League in hitting at .373 and reeled off six hits in his first 13 at-bats, including a two-run homer in his first game. Howell celebrates his 24th birthday today. He's in only his third professional season.
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August 8, 1997 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jack Howell's fighting spirit has prepared him to produce again. Wednesday against Milwaukee, he started by lining a double to right-center field to break a 3-3 tie in the Angels' 8-6 victory. It was his first hit off a left-hander this season. Howell then got his 36-year-old body going. He took third on a passed ball and scored on a shallow fly by Eddie Murray, with a belly-flop slide to beat the throw by Matt Mieske, who leads major league outfielders in assists.
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August 8, 1997 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jack Howell's fighting spirit has prepared him to produce again. Wednesday against Milwaukee, he started by lining a double to right-center field to break a 3-3 tie in the Angels' 8-6 victory. It was his first hit off a left-hander this season. Howell then got his 36-year-old body going. He took third on a passed ball and scored on a shallow fly by Eddie Murray, with a belly-flop slide to beat the throw by Matt Mieske, who leads major league outfielders in assists.
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October 16, 1992 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
" Man blooms as a flower of the earth. Baseball is a drama . . . it is life. Take the Tiger alive . . . catch the Whales, Swallow the Dragon . . . pull in the Carp, Knock down the Giant star. Fly away Yakult Swallows. " --From the Yakult Swallows fight song, "Fly Away Yakult Swallows" The flower of Jack Howell's baseball career had wilted, drooping downward with his average.
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July 31, 1991 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There were no raunchy jokes. There was no high-pitched laughter. Instead, he was subdued Tuesday, almost tranquil. "I never thought I'd react this way," Padre center fielder Shawn Abner said softly, "but it's going to be tough to leave here without crying." Abner, who had patiently awaited this day for so long, found himself trying to gather his composure Tuesday after learning he finally was being traded to the Angels for third baseman Jack Howell.
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November 8, 1991 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Padres are moving closer to acquiring All-Star center fielder Eric Davis of the Cincinnati Reds in a multi-player trade, a highly placed source said. The Padres are discussing a proposal that would send infielder/outfielder Bip Roberts and possibly two other players in a package deal for Davis, the source said. "Let's put it like this, I'll be very surprised if it doesn't happen," the source said.
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October 1, 1990 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is almost a joke in itself: Jack Howell--somber-faced, earnest, cordial-but-decidedly-serious Jack Howell--married to a comedian. Ba-dum-bump. "I used to pray he would hit a home run," Kelly Howell said. "Then I hoped for a single. Now I just hope he'll get hit by a pitch, so he can remember what it feels like to be on first base." Ba-dum-bump. "Have you ever seen his nose? It's huge. The doctor said I had to have our kids (by) Caesarean (section) because of that nose." Heartless?
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May 15, 1990 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Throwing helmets or bats to vent frustration is not Jack Howell's style. The Angel third baseman prefers to keep his feelings to himself. "He doesn't say much, but he thinks a lot," Angel hitting instructor Deron Johnson said. "He's a thinker." Thinking that he wasn't contributing has nagged Howell in recent weeks. He has endured a one-for-26 slide that sent his batting average plummeting from .292 April 29 to .
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April 17, 1997 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
Jack Howell had gone six days without an at-bat when he stepped in to face flame-throwing Yankee reliever Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning and the Angels trailing by a run Tuesday night. In terms of tall tasks, this was baseball's equivalent of scaling the Empire State Building. "We had a month of spring training, I've gotten some at-bats and started once this season," Howell said. "But it's definitely different when it's the ninth inning, the game is on the line and a guy is throwing 95 mph.
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August 9, 1996 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
As if the Angels weren't struggling enough, they found another force working against them Thursday afternoon--third-base umpire Larry Barnett, who almost prevented Jack Howell from catching a pop fly in the third inning. Minnesota's Matt Lawton sent the pop beyond the third-base bag, and when Howell broke for the ball he ran right into Barnett. For the next few steps, it appeared the two were doing the tango.
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July 2, 1996 | JOHN WEYLER
Director of Communications Bill Roberston denied a Prime Ticket report Sunday night that the Disney Co. had blacked out ESPN's coverage of Sunday's game against Oakland. "The game was never supposed to be televised," Robertson said. "The five o'clock start probably was the cause of the misinformation because it coincides with the ESPN telecasts, but we're just tinkering with starting times, especially on the weekends, to see what kind of support we get.
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June 17, 1996 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD
Third baseman Jack Howell will be put on the disabled list today, clearing a spot for new catcher Pat Borders on the roster. The Angels had been leaning toward keeping three catchers, but not at the expense of Howell, who injured his hamstring and calf Saturday. "He couldn't put any weight on it at all when he came into the clubhouse [Sunday]," Manager Marcel Lachemann said. "It's going to be a while before he can play again."
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December 6, 1995 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Angels began a low-cost renovation of the third-base position Tuesday by signing former Dodger free-agent Tim Wallach and former Angel Jack Howell to one-year contracts. The moves could leave the team with an antique look in the corner of the infield previously manned by Tony Phillips. Wallach is a five-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove winner, but he is 38 and coming off an injury-plagued season with the Dodgers.
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December 6, 1995 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Angels began a low-cost renovation of the third-base position with Tuesday's signing of former Dodger free agent Tim Wallach and former Angel Jack Howell, moves that could leave the team with an antique look in the corner of the infield previously manned by Tony Phillips. Wallach is a five-time all-star and three-time Gold Glove winner, but he is 38, coming off an injury-plagued season with the Dodgers and will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery this week. Howell, who hit .
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October 11, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jack Howell hit two solo home runs and three pitchers combined on a seven-hitter as the Yakult Swallows clinched the Japan's Central League championship. The Swallows earned a berth in the best-of-seven Japan Series that begins Oct. 17.
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July 31, 1989
Jack Howell, who hit four home runs and drove in eight runs last week, is The Times' Orange County Edition Angel of the Week. Howell, who has hit 12 homers in his last 37 games, established a career high for homers in a month with seven in July. The Times will donate $200 in Howell's name to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Orange County.
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