Doug Robinson: Former BYU star Doug Howard among Major League Baseball's forgotten players

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  • Yello Dallas, GA
    Oct. 11, 2018 8:48 a.m.

    I played for Coach Howard at Brighton HS and he is a good man. He made sure we were getting good grades and was a patient teacher of the game.

  • Icelander St. George, UT
    Oct. 11, 2018 7:58 a.m.

    Interesting story. It must be pointed out, unfortunately, that this is business like everywhere else in the good old USA. The State of Utah eliminated health benefits for retirees while our Senate and House voted to retain their own lifetime health benefit for serving in a part time position. MLB is not exempt from the disparity of power.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Oct. 11, 2018 7:50 a.m.

    While I'm a Doug Howard fan and loved watching him at BYU, he has done better than the vast majority of baseball players. Take for example, Roger Reid, who was a great athlete but couldn't get beyond AAA. I don't know that I've seen anyone work harder. So, Howard may have fell short of bigger money, but he did walk away from the game. I don't thing baseball really owes him anything. He had a great experience, more than most get.

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    Oct. 11, 2018 7:43 a.m.

    I got to know him personally when he was with the 74 Salt Lake Angels. A very nice man and a very gifted and knowledgeable ball player who helped others.

  • Louisiana Cougar Pineville, LA
    Oct. 10, 2018 7:32 p.m.

    Doug Howard was not only an outstanding baseball player but was a superb basketball player for the Cougars as well. He was a BYU All-American in baseball.

    I had a great respect for Doug as a player and as a person. I wish him well and join those who believe that his efforts deserved greater recognition.

    LC

    Doug introduced me to the student body when I ran for VP of Athletics at BYU many years ago.