Former MLB player and manager Art Howe hospitalized as he battles coronavirus

Former MLB player and manager Art Howe hospitalized as he battles coronavirus

Former MLB player and manager Art Howe has been hospitalized as he battles the coronavirus.

The 73-year-old, who had an 11-year career as a player before embarking on a 14-season run as a manager, entered the hospital earlier this week. He discussed his symptoms, COVID-19 diagnosis and hospital admittance with Houston's KPRC-TV (NBC).

"Two Sundays ago (May 3) was my first symptoms. Chills, just shaking like a leaf, my whole body. Finally got tested the following Tuesday," Howe told the TV station.

In addition to chills, Howe said he also lost his sense of taste and had "total fatigue."

"Never experienced anything like it in my life," Howe said. He said his condition failed to improve over the course of several days, prompting his wife to call an ambulance to take him to the hospital.

"I'm starting to feel a little bit better I think," Howe said in the Thursday interview, though noted his sense of taste is still gone.

Howe broke into Major League Baseball in 1974 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1976, he joined the Houston Astros, where he would spend seven seasons. He played briefly for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1984 and 1985.

Art Howe during a 2002 game between the A's and Angels.

BOB NIGHTENGALE:Can MLB and union find common ground to start season?

MLB CONTENTIOUSNESS:Rays pitcher Blake Snell explains why he's against splitting revenue with MLB: 'I'm risking my life'

He entered the MLB manager ranks in 1989 with the Astros. He led Houston for five seasons. In 1996, he joined the Oakland Athletics, and was their manager for the beginning of the "Moneyball" era under Billy Beane. After seven seasons and three playoff appearances, Howe joined the New York Mets for two seasons in 2003.

All told, he posted 1,129 wins over 14 seasons as manager.

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2020/05/14/art-howe-battling-covid-19-coronavirus/5196047002/

News Related

ORTHER NEWS

Trump’s ‘mission accomplished’ moment is premature and deadly. We have not defeated COVID.

Desperate for crowds and adoration, Trump has put his most fervent supporters at risk of getting a deadly disease. Future historians will be astonished. Read more »

NFLPA president JC Tretter says NFL is putting season, players at risk with its coronavirus approach

NFL Players Association president JC Tretter said Tuesday the NFL is putting the 2020 season at risk with its coronavirus approach, calling on the league to better “prioritize player safety.” “Like many other... Read more »

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he tested positive for the coronavirus

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus’ severity. Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while wearing a mask and... Read more »

Venice Film Festival forges ahead amid COVID-19 pandemic with reduced lineup

The show will go on for the Venice Film Festival in September, but with a few modifications due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers said Tuesday that they are pushing forward with plans for... Read more »

Amtrak offers buy-one, get-one promotion on its sleeper trains amid COVID-19 — with a catch

Amtrak wants you to have sweet dreams the next time you travel — so much so that it’s sweetening the deal on its sleeper “roomettes.” The rail service is offering a buy-one-get-one-free discount... Read more »

Florida teen treated with hydroxychloroquine at home before dying of COVID-19, report says

FORT MEYERS, Fla. – The family of a 17-year-old Florida girl who died last month from COVID-19 treated her symptoms at home for nearly a week before taking her to a hospital, a... Read more »

Mookie Betts worried MLB coronavirus testing woes could prevent him from ever playing for Dodgers

During nearly four months away from the game, Mookie Betts said he “stayed away from baseball to keep myself sane.” It’s not hard to understand why. The 2018 American League Most Valuable Player... Read more »

Tom Hanks doesn’t get ‘how common sense has somehow been put into question’ with coronavirus

Read more »

Can Gov. DeSantis force Florida schools to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic? Some school leaders seem doubtful.

PALM BEACH, Fla. — As concern about the state order spread online, some school leaders said: Not so fast. As Florida educators puzzle over how to start the new academic year, Gov. Ron... Read more »

Texas surpasses 200,000 coronavirus cases after 4th of July holiday weekend

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas reached 200,000 total COVID-19 cases Monday, just 17 days after crossing the 100,000 threshold, a figure that took the state nearly four months to hit. The grim milestone came... Read more »