He was the American League ROY in 1955, and according to Ted Williams had the best fastball of any left-hander he ever faced. His pitching career was effectively ended when he was hit in the eye by a line drive. He turned to broadcasting and was the Indians' radio broadcaster from 1968-1997.
I remember summer afternoons at my great-grandmother's house, listening to him on the radio.
"As you may have read in Robert Parker's Wine Newsletter, 'Donaghy Estates tastes like the urine of Satan, after a hefty portion of asparagus.'" Jack Donaghy, 30 Rock
The way they handled the thing with Howe was really low class. "Quit now or be fired later." What a cheap ploy to try to get Howe to quit, which would allow the Mets to not have to pay him for the last two years of his contract.