Art Howe Biography

April 13, 2020
First published on:April 13, 2020
by John Max

Facts of Art Howe

Birth Name Arthur Henry Howe Jr.
Birth Place Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Famous Name Art Howe
Net Worth $1 million
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession Retired baseball player, manager, and coach
Currently Married Yes
Married to Betty
Children Three

Arthur Henry Howe Jr., a.k.a. Art Howe is an American retired baseball infielder, coach, scout, and manager. During his playing stint, he played in the MLB for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Houston Astros, and St. Louis Cardinals, and as a manager, he managed the Astros, Oakland Athletics, and New York Mets.

Born on December 15, 1946, Howe compiled a career managerial record of 1,129 wins and 1,137 losses. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native, he holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnic background.

Art Howe Net Worth As Of 2020

Art Howe has summoned a tremendous sum of money through his thirty-four years in the MLB initially as a player, then manager and subsequently coach. As of 2020, his net worth is approximately $1 million

Though there is no exact figure how much he made his during his baseball playing career, there is information about his salary of some years. As reported, he earned $15,000 in 1974 and $16,000 in 1975 from Pittsburgh Pirates. His salary in Huston Astros was $19,000 and $30,000 in 1976 and 1977. Further, from 1980 -1985, the minimum wage of baseball players was $60,000. 

Art Howe's net worth is $1 million SOURCE: Pinterest

After retirement, he went on to serve a manager and coach. Once and again, he did not reveal his salary, but it is assumed he earned no less than the six-digit figure through his role as a manager and coach. 

Relationship Status: Married

Art Howe is married to his wife, Betty. The couple attended the same high school and started dating since then. The couple got married a year before Howe signing his first playing contract at age 24 in 1971.

The couple shares three children who are married now and blessed Howe and Betty with six grandchildren. 


Art Howe was portrayed in the movie "Moneyball" which is based on Michael Lewis's 2003 nonfiction book of the same name, a MLB's account of the Oakland Athletics baseball team's 2002 season and their general manager Billy Beane's attempts to assemble a competitive team (David Justice, Scott Hatteberg, and Chad Bradford among others). 

Howe says movie isn't on the money SOURCE: Houston Chronicle

Nevertheless, Howe stated that he was down in the mouth with his portrayal in both the film and the Michael Lewis book. Howe was featured as a stubborn traditionalist one who refused to follow Beane's plans and a figurehead who acquiesced while Beane ran the A's from the clubhouse.

Further, he added, it was unfortunate that Beane's lack of regard for him was that obvious.

Football To Baseball

Howe enrolled at the University of Wyoming on a college football scholarship but played baseball after injuries ended his football career. His career in MLB in a different role is disclosed below: 

As player

  • Pittsburgh Pirates (1974–1975)
  • Houston Astros (1976–1982)
  • St. Louis Cardinals (1984–1985)

As manager

  • Houston Astros (1989–1993)
  • Oakland Athletics (1996–2002)
  • New York Mets (2003–2004)

As coach

  • Texas Rangers (1985–1988)
  • Colorado Rockies (1995)
  • Texas Rangers (2007–2008)

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