Howard Armstrong (baseball)

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Howard Armstrong
Born: (1889-12-02)December 2, 1889
Easr Claridon, Ohio
Died: March 8, 1926(1926-03-08) (aged 36)
Canisteo, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 30, 1911, for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1911, for the Philadelphia Athletics
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 0–1
Earned run average 0.00
Strikeouts 0

Howard Elmer Armstrong (December 2, 1889 – March 8, 1926) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher. He played for the Philadelphia Athletics during the 1911 season

Howard married Lucy Irene Douglas (October 15 1889-died 1989) of Clarion, Ohio, who met Howard while he was boarding with Lucy's mother, Mae Brewster Douglass. They eloped, in 1917, to Hamilton, Ontario. Mae was not happy about the marriage and set Pinkerton after the couple, but they were already married.

Howard played for factory baseball teams in Ohio and Canisteo and was well known locally.

Howard and Lucy had three children, Robert, James and Thomas.

Howard Armstrong died in 1926, most likely of a staph infection. His immediate family remained in the Canisteo area, with seven grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, living throughout the country.