Bob Howsam

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Birthdate 2/28/1918
Death Date 02/19/2008
Debut Year 1947
Year of Induction
Teams Cardinals, Reds
Position Executive

A World War II pilot, Bob Howsam was the architect of the Big Red Machine and a key figure in starting the American Football League.

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Bob Howsam's record puts him in the Cooperstown conversation

Bob Howsam's record puts him in the Cooperstown conversation

Architect of Cincinnati’s Big Red Machine, Bob Howsam remains a popular Hall of Fame candidate with the Veterans Committee. Howsam started as general manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, winning a World Championship in 1964. Three years later he began a successful 11-year run with Cincinnati.
Bob Howsam congratulates Warren Spahn on making the Hall of Fame

Bob Howsam congratulates Warren Spahn on making the Hall of Fame

Here Bob Howsam writes to newly-elected Hall of Fame pitcher Warren Spahn on January 30, 1973. The executive vice president and general manager of the Reds writes, “Dear Warren, May I add my congratulations along the many others you will receive on the great honor of being inducted into the Ha

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