Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 6/17/13
Former Royals manager Dick Howser will always be remembered in Kansas City. In fact, his number 10 is retired at Kaufman Stadium, one of only 4 numbers retired by the Royals franchise. (George Brett, Frank White and Jackie Robinson were the others.) The beloved figure passed away on this date in 1987 after battling a brain tumor for about a year. His number was retired after his death, becoming the first number retired by the Kansas City Royals franchise, which started in 1969. Howser was a shortstop from 1961-1968, playing for the Kansas City Athletics, Cleveland Indians, and New York Yankees. He came on the scene as a solid rookie (2nd in the AL ROY voting) for the Athletics in 1961. In 158 games, he hit .280, 3, 45 with 108 runs scored, 171 hits and 37 stolen bases. He added 92 walks with just 38 strikeouts while making it as an American League All Star. After 1961, he failed to duplicate his rookie numbers and was traded to Cleveland during the 1963 season. Some say his be...
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