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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Despite his role as executive, Howsam's autograph remains elusive

Despite his role as executive, Howsam's autograph remains elusive

Architect of  Cincinnati’s Big Red Machine, Bob Howsam remains a popular Hall of Fame candidate with the Veterans Committee. Here is a typed signed letter dated August 21, 1968 on Reds letterhead. Howsam started as general manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, winning a World Championship in 19
Howsam congratulates Warren Spahn on making the Hall of Fame

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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