Howie Bedell

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2009


Howie Bedell
Baseball • West Chester

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.
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