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Former MLB Manager Hospitalized in Intensive Care Unit With Coronavirus

New York Yankees manager Joe Torre (R) and Oakland

Former MLB player Art Howe who managed the Astros, Athletics, and New York Mets is hospitalized in an intensive care unit due to the coronavirus, according to Houston’s KPRC 2.

The 73-year-old Howe said he first felt symptoms on May 3, then was tested and told he had the virus two days later. His symptoms reportedly worsened this week and he was hospitalized on Tuesday. Howe is reportedly still receiving treatment and needs to go 24 hours without a fever in order to be released, calling the wait for improvement “slow.”

Known by many fans for his role as manager in the 2002 Oakland Athletics of “Moneyball” fame Philip Seymour Hoffman played him in the 2011 movie Howe enjoyed an 11-season career as an MLB player and a 14-season career as an MLB manager.

Howe got his start as a player in 1974 with the Pirates then became an infielder for the Astros. The Astros also gave him his start as a manager in 1989. He stayed in Houston until his firing in 1993, later managing the A’s from 1996 to 2002 and the Mets in 2003 and 2004.

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