Former Dodgers coach Howell passes away – MLB.com

The Dodgers organization is mourning the loss of former reliever and coach Ken Howell, who passed away on Friday at age 57.

Howell was known for both his passion on the mound and his tireless commitment to improving many other pitchers in the Dodgers’ system. A third-round selection in the 1982 MLB Draft, Howell pitched in Los Angeles for five seasons before he was involved in a trade to the Orioles that netted the Dodgers future Hall of Famer Eddie Murray. (He was dealt again four days later to the Phillies.) The right-hander pitched through the ’90 season, finishing his career with a 3.95 ERA in 245 appearances (including 54 starts and 31 saves).

The Dodgers organization is mourning the loss of former reliever and coach Ken Howell, who passed away on Friday at age 57.

Howell was known for both his passion on the mound and his tireless commitment to improving many other pitchers in the Dodgers’ system. A third-round selection in the 1982 MLB Draft, Howell pitched in Los Angeles for five seasons before he was involved in a trade to the Orioles that netted the Dodgers future Hall of Famer Eddie Murray. (He was dealt again four days later to the Phillies.) The right-hander pitched through the ’90 season, finishing his career with a 3.95 ERA in 245 appearances (including 54 starts and 31 saves).

Jerry Hairston Jr., who spent the final two years of his career in Los Angeles, tweeted: “Just heard of the passing of Kenny Howell. Incredible man and mentor who was a beloved player & coach for the #Dodgers. Just didn’t get much better than him.”

Tweet from @TheRealJHair: Just heard of the passing of Kenny Howell. Incredible man and mentor who was a beloved player & coach for the #Dodgers.

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