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Capitol Lens | Frank Howard, 1936-2023

Former player with the Washington Senators died on Oct. 30

Former Washington Senator Frank Howard throws out the first pitch at the 46th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game in 2007.
Former Washington Senator Frank Howard throws out the first pitch at the 46th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game in 2007. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Former Major League Baseball slugger Frank Howard died on Monday, Oct. 30, at age 87. Throughout his career, Howard had a close connection with Washington, D.C., where he played seven seasons with the Washington Senators, from 1965 to 1971. Before joining the Senators, he was with the Los Angeles Dodgers, with whom he won a World Series title in 1963. Howard also threw out the first pitch at the 2007 Congressional Baseball Game. Here are a few photos from our archives in honor of Howard’s passing.

Howard greets Democratic Rep. Joe Baca before in 2007 before the start of the Congressional Baseball Game. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
A statue of Howard, pictured here in 2013, stands near the center field gate at Nationals Park. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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