Bob Howry Retires

Right-hander Bob Howry, a 13-year veteran, has retired, writes Carrie Muskat of

Howry's 769-appearance career (all in relief) was bookended by stints with the Chicago ballclubs. He broke in with the White Sox in 1998 and spent four-plus years there, then moving onto the Red Sox, Indians, Cubs, Giants and Diamondbacks before returning last year to the North Siders, with whom he made his final Major League appearance before being cut loose on July 30.

Howry was drafted out of McNeese State University by the Giants in the fifth round 1994. He was involved in two trades, one in which Keith Foulke, Wilson Alvarez, Danny Darwin and Roberto Hernandez were the moving parts, and another including Frank Francisco.

For his career, Howry finished up with a very solid 3.84 ERA and ratios of 7.5 K/9 and 2.5 BB/9.

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  1. Karsch 4 years ago

    Well there goes a Chicago legend.

    • 3ws2005 4 years ago

      Yup. I remember watching him pitch for the White Sox when I was growing up. He is one guy i will always remember as a White Sox closer/relief pitcher.

      • Encarnacion's Parrot 4 years ago

        Considering he never made a single start in his career..

        $21.655mil for a career reliever ain’t too bad either.

        • 3ws2005 4 years ago

          I’d take that any day. Basically set for the rest of his life financially.

  2. Brad426 4 years ago

    First Jody Gerut and now Bob Howry. Teammates in Cleveland in 2004 and 2005, just as a bonus fact. Howry’s 2005 season was awesome for a reliever (especially in the Age of Steroids.)

  3. damnitsderek 4 years ago

    How’rya gonna do this to us, Bob?!

  4. 55saveslives 4 years ago


  5. 3 years too late

  6. Brad426 4 years ago

    Go to bed, Mrs Howry… it’s late.

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