HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRANK HOWARD and 35+ HR BY PLAYERS 6′ 6″+

Happy 81st birthday to big Frank Howard

Born: August 8, 1936 in Columbus, OH, Big Frank was listed at 6’7” and 255 lbs

He made his debut on September 10, 1958, at Philadelphia’s Connie Mack Stadium. Batting against Robin Roberts, he finished 2-for-4, including a yuge two-run home run in his second big-league at-bat. The drive hit a billboard atop the left-field roof, causing left-fielder Harry Anderson to say he was afraid the billboard was going to fall over onto his head.

On Sept. 16, 1958, Hondo came to bat in Cincinnati with Brooklyn Dodger teammate Duke Snider on third base. Up in the radio booth, Vin Scully commented that Snider was standing way off the foul line in deference to Howard’s tendency to pull line drives down the line. Just as Scully said this, Howard ripped a foul liner that hit Snider in the head, knocking him briefly unconscious and ending the Duke’s season.

Players at least six and a half feet tall, who have hit at least 35 homers in a season

 
Rk Player HR Ht Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB
1 Dave Kingman 48 78 1979 30 CHC NL 145 589 532
2 Frank Howard 48 79 1969 32 WSA AL 161 702 592
3 Adam Dunn 46 78 2004 24 CIN NL 161 681 568
4 Richie Sexson 45 79 2003 28 MIL NL 162 718 606
5 Richie Sexson 45 79 2001 26 MIL NL 158 667 598
6 Frank Howard 44 79 1970 33 WSA AL 161 706 566
7 Frank Howard 44 79 1968 31 WSA AL 158 663 598
8 Adam Dunn 41 78 2012 32 CHW AL 151 649 539
9 Adam Dunn 40 78 2008 28 TOT NL 158 651 517
10 Adam Dunn 40 78 2007 27 CIN NL 152 632 522
11 Adam Dunn 40 78 2006 26 CIN NL 160 683 561
12 Adam Dunn 40 78 2005 25 CIN NL 160 671 543
13 Richie Sexson 39 79 2005 30 SEA AL 156 656 558
14 Darryl Strawberry 39 78 1988 26 NYM NL 153 640 543
15 Darryl Strawberry 39 78 1987 25 NYM NL 154 640 532
16 Adam Dunn 38 78 2010 30 WSN NL 158 648 558
17 Adam Dunn 38 78 2009 29 WSN NL 159 668 546
18 Giancarlo Stanton 37 78 2017 27 MIA NL 108 465 404
19 Giancarlo Stanton 37 78 2014 24 MIA NL 145 638 539
20 Giancarlo Stanton 37 78 2012 22 MIA NL 123 501 449
21 Darryl Strawberry 37 78 1990 28 NYM NL 152 621 542
22 Dave Winfield 37 78 1982 30 NYY AL 140 597 539
23 Dave Kingman 37 78 1982 33 NYM NL 149 607 535
24 Dave Kingman 37 78 1976 27 NYM NL 123 510 474
25 Dave Kingman 36 78 1975 26 NYM NL 134 543 502
26 Frank Howard 36 79 1967 30 WSA AL 149 585 519
27 Aaron Judge 35 79 2017 25 NYY AL 106 462 378
28 Dave Kingman 35 78 1986 37 OAK AL 144 604 561
29 Dave Kingman 35 78 1984 35 OAK AL 147 613 549
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Generated 8/8/2017.

Most 35+ HR seasons for players at least 78 inches tall

Dunn deal
Rk Name Yrs From To Age
1 Adam Dunn 8 2004 2012 24-32
2 Dave Kingman 6 1975 1986 26-37
3 Frank Howard 4 1967 1970 30-33
4 Giancarlo Stanton 3 2012 2017 22-27
5 Richie Sexson 3 2001 2005 26-30
6 Darryl Strawberry 3 1987 1990 25-28
7 Aaron Judge 1 2017 2017 25-25
8 Dave Winfield 1 1982 1982 30-30
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Generated 8/8/2017.