TheBaseballPage.com

When occured: 
Mon, 1987-02-23

On February 23, 1987, Dick Howser resigns as manager of the Kansas City Royals, just three days after the start of spring training. Howser, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor the previous summer, had attempted a return to managing. The 51-year-old Howser will succumb to brain cancer on June 17. Howser had led the Royals to their first World Championship in 1985.

 

More From Around the Web

Sponsored Links

This day in baseball history

August 29

  • 1982

    On August 29, 1982, Gaylord Perry of the Seattle Mariners re ...

  • 1977

    On August 29, 1977, Lou Brock of the St. Louis Cardinals bec ...

  • 1973

    On August 29, 1973, Thurman Munson of the New York Yankees c ...

More Baseball History

Player Profile

Dwight Gooden

P, New York Mets

Read Bio
Hall of Fame

Herb Pennock

P, New York Yankees

Read Bio
Season Profile

New York Yankees 193

1933 New York Yankee

Read Bio
Historical Figure

Willard

Willard Jesse Brown

Read Bio
Manager Profile

Cecil Cooper

Milwaukee Brewers

Read Bio
Ballpark Profile

Tropicana

Tropicana Field is a domed

Read Bio

Comments

    Be respectful, keep it clean.
Login or register to post comments

Stay Connected

Share |

Today's Poll

Will Red Sox Repeat in 2014: