February 13, 1964 |
Battle Creek, Michigan
|September 15, 1989, for the Oakland Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 7, 1994, for the Chicago White Sox|
Dann Paul John Howitt (born February 13, 1964 in Battle Creek, Michigan) is a retired Major League Baseball outfielder. He played college baseball at Cal State Fullerton, graduating in 1986 and was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 18th round of the 1986 amateur draft. He played during six seasons at the major league level for the Athletics, Seattle Mariners, Chicago White Sox. Howitt played his first professional season with their Class A (Short Season) Medford A's in 1986, and his last with the Colorado Rockies' Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox in 1997.
It was Howitt that got the final hit off Nolan Ryan when he hit a grand slam home run on September 22, 1993, in Ryan's final appearance at the Seattle Kingdome. It was the last game of Ryan's career and Howitt was the second to last batter he ever faced (Ryan injured his arm facing the next batter and left the game before completing the at-bat).
Dann Howitt is currently a contributing baseball writer for the sports section of the Grand Rapids Press.
- "Dann Howitt Baseball Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 2009-02-20.
- "2003 Cal State Fullerton Baseball Media Guide". Cal State Fullerton Athletic Media Relations (2003). Archived from the original on 2008-09-07. Retrieved 2008-09-06.
- Raley, Dan (September 23, 2003). "Where Are They Now: Dann Howitt". Seattle Post Intelligencer (September 24, 2003). Retrieved 2008-09-06.
- Howitt, Dann. "Replay has its good, bad points". Grand Rapids Press (August 24, 2008). Retrieved 2008-09-06.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors), or Retrosheet, or Pura Pelota (Venezuelan Winter League)
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