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Howard Shanks

Baseball ∙ Monaca

 

 

 

 

Howard Shanks made baseball a way of life for 32 years and was a versatile major leaguer for fourteen of them. There was no baseball team at Monaca High School when Howard graduated in 1907, but he made up for it by playing sandlot and semipro ball in Monaca, Rochester, Beaver Falls, East Liverpool, and Youngstown before being drafted by the Washington Senators in 1912. He played every position except pitcher and catcher during twelve seasons with the Senators but had his best season in 1921 when he played all 154 games at third base. He batted .302 that year and led the American League in triples. Shanks was traded to the Boston Red Sox in 1923 and played most of two seasons with them. He finished his major league career after playing with the New York Yankees during the 1925 season. After that, he was active in the minor leagues as both a player and manager until 1939. He died of a heart attack in 1941 at the age of 51 and his posthumous award was accepted by his brother-in-law, Hube Wagner.