Born September 29, 1935 in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, is a former Major League
Baseball player. Howie was a part of Ed Good's Pottstown baseball team that
won a nationally-recognized 48 straight games. An outfielder, Bedell played for
the Milwaukee Braves in 1962 and the Philadelphia Phillies in 1968. While in
the American Association in 1961, Bedell recorded a league record 43-game hitting
streak. After his playing career ended, Bedell managed several minor league
teams, headed the Phillies' farm system, winning his first of three World Series
rings in 1980. He coached the Kansas City Royals in 1984 and the Seattle Mariners
in 1988, and was farm director of the Cincinnati Reds in 1990 and 1991.
Howie is presently a professional baseball consultant.