HAPPY BIRTHDAY HOWIE SHANKS!
Howard Samuel Shanks (July 21, 1890 – July 30, 1941), born in Chicago, IL, was an American professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1912 to 1925 for the Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox, and New York Yankees.
In 1921 Shanks led the American League in triples with 18.
In 1665 games over 14 seasons, Shanks posted a .253 batting average (1440-for-5699) with 604 runs, 211 doubles, 96 triples, 25 home runs, 620 RBI, 185 stolen bases, 415 bases on balls, .308 on-base percentage and .337 slugging percentage. He recorded a .950 fielding percentage primarily as an outfielder and third baseman but also played some games at first base, second base and shortstop as well. Baseball reference.
Washington Senators (1912–1922)
Boston Red Sox (1923–1924)
New York Yankees (1925)
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