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Encyclopedia > Ryan Howard
Ryan Howard

Philadelphia Phillies — No. 6
First Base
Born: November 19, 1979 (1979-11-19) (age 28)
St. Louis, Missouri
Bats: Left Throws: Left 
Major League Baseball debut
September 12004 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Selected MLB statistics
(through June 9, 2008)
Batting average     .280
Home runs     144
Runs batted in     402
Teams

Ryan James Howard (born November 19, 1979, in St. Louis, Missouri) is a baseball player who plays for the Philadelphia Phillies. Howard is six feet, four inches tall and 265 pounds. He bats and throws left-handed. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The position of the first baseman First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a base runner in order to score a run for that players team. ... is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... St. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... Homerun redirects here. ... “RBI” redirects here. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils... People who are left-handed are more dextrous with their left hand than with their right hand: they will probably also use their left hand for tasks such as personal care, cooking, and so on. ...


One of the game's most feared sluggers, Howard was the 2006 National League MVP and the fastest player to reach 100 home runs in Major League Baseball history. He also holds the records for most strikeouts in a single season, with 199 in 2007. The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... The Most Valuable Player Award (commonly known as the MVP award) is an annual award given to one outstanding player in each league of Major League Baseball. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ...

Contents

Career

Minor League Years

Selected in the 5th round of the 2001 draft, Howard quickly ascended the Phillies' minor league system, earning consecutive MVP awards in the Florida State and Eastern leagues (2003-2004). While doing this, he impressed scouts enough that general managers of several teams tried to lure the Phillies' Ed Wade into trading him, as Jim Thome was blocking his path to the majors. The following are the baseball events of the year 2001 throughout the world. ... For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ... In American sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... The Florida State League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the state of Florida. ... The Eastern League is a minor league baseball league which operates primarily in the northeastern United States, although it now has a team in Ohio. ... The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... Ed Wade (b. ... James Howard Jim Thome (born August 27, 1970 in Peoria, Illinois) is a Major League Baseball player who currently plays for the Chicago White Sox. ...


2004

On September 1, Howard made his first Major League plate appearance, striking out against Jaret Wright in a pinch-hit at-bat (for Vicente Padilla) in a 7-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves. On September 6, Howard logged his first Major League hit in a single at-bat in a 3-1 loss to the Braves; on September 8, he recorded his first multi-hit game with a double and a single in a 4-1 win over the Braves. On September 11, Howard hit his first Major League home run off Bartolome Fortunato, driving in his first RBI and scoring his first run in an 11-9 win over the New York Mets. is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jaret Samuel Wright (born December 29, 1975 in Anaheim, California) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Baltimore Orioles. ... Vicente Padilla (born September 27, 1977 in Chinandega, Nicaragua) is a professional baseball player, a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Texas Rangers. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Homerun redirects here. ... Bartolomé Araujo Fortunato (born August 24, 1974 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... “RBI” redirects here. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42, Shea Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league...


Ryan Howard had 42 plate appearances in 19 games with the Phillies in 2004. He posted a .282 batting average with two home runs and five RBI; he also hit five doubles, drew two walks, and was hit by a pitch. Between playing for the Double-A Reading Phillies, Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons and the Philadelphia Phillies, Howard hit 48 home runs, which was tied for the highest total in organized baseball in 2004 along with Adrián Beltré of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... Rashad Eldridge of the Oklahoma Redhawks walks to first base after drawing a base on balls. ... League Eastern League Division Southern Division Year founded 1967 Major League affiliation Philadelphia Phillies Home ballpark FirstEnergy Stadium Previous home ballparks City Reading, Pennsylvania Current uniform colors red, blue Previous uniform colors maroon, white Logo design A white baseball superimposed over a blue baseball diamond. ... League International League Division North Year founded 1989 Major League affiliation New York Yankees Home ballpark PNC Field Previous home ballparks City Moosic, Pennsylvania Current uniform colors Navy Blue, Grey, White Previous uniform colors Red, Blue, White Logo design Baseball bat and Uncle Sam hat with the Yankees wordmark centered... Adrián Beltré Pérez (born April 7, 1979 in Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball third baseman who plays for the Seattle Mariners. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899...


2005 - Rookie of the Year

On May 15, Howard recorded his first three-hit game, going 3-for-4 with a double, two singles, and a run-scored in a 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds. On August 23, he recorded his first four-hit game, going 4-for-5 with a double, a home run, two singles, three RBI and three runs-scored in a 10-2 win over the San Francisco Giants. In early July, Howard became the Phillies' everyday first baseman when slugger Jim Thome was sidelined for the season with an elbow injury. is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Cincinnati Reds (disambiguation). ... {| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 235th day of the year (236th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G... In baseball, slugger is a popular term for a powerful batter with a high percentage of extra base hits, though they may not have a high batting average. ... James Howard Jim Thome (born August 27, 1970 in Peoria, Illinois) is a Major League Baseball player who currently plays for the Chicago White Sox. ...


Howard, who led all major league rookies with 22 home runs, also posted a .288 average and 63 RBI in just 312 at-bats and 88 games. He hit eleven home runs and 27 RBI in September and October. Howard finished his rookie season with 17 doubles, two triples, 52 runs-scored, and 100 strikeouts and 63 Runs Batted In as the Phillies battled the Houston Astros for the National League wild card until getting eliminated on the last day of the season. Howard was rewarded for his effort by being named NL Rookie of the Year, the fourth Phillie to win the award. The Rookie: Norman Rockwells cover for The Saturday Evening Post Rookie is a term for a person who is in their first year of play of their sport and has little or no professional experience. ... In baseball statistics, an at bat (AB) is used to calculate other data such as batting average. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... In North American professional sports leagues, the term wild card refers to a team that qualifies for the championship playoffs without winning their specific subdivision (usually called a conference or division) outright. ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the best first-year players in the American and National Leagues. ...


After the 2005 season, the Phillies faced a dilemma involving Thome and Howard. Both were very talented and proven power-hitters; Thome was the biggest free agent player the Phillies signed prior to the 2003 season, but Howard was the reigning Rookie of the Year and a promising young player. Before the 2006 season, Thome was traded, along with $22 million cash, to the Chicago White Sox for outfielder Aaron Rowand, Gio Gonzalez, and Daniel Haigwood in order to make room for Howard. The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) (Chicago) White Stockings (1901-1903 *From 1900 to 1903, the official name did not contain the city name of Chicago... Austin Kearns, an outfielder, catches a fly ball. ... Aaron Rowand (born August 29, 1977 in Portland, Oregon) is a center fielder in Major League Baseball who plays for the Philadelphia Phillies after spending several years with the Chicago White Sox. ... Gio Gonzalez (born September 19, 1985 in Hialeah, Florida, USA) is a left-handed pitcher in the Chicago White Sox farm system. ... Daniel Cain Haigwood (born November 19, 1983 in Batesville, Arkansas) is a starting pitcher who plays for the Boston Red Sox organization. ...

An example of Ryan Howard's signature stance he takes before taking a pitch.
An example of Ryan Howard's signature stance he takes before taking a pitch.

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2006 - Most Valuable Player

On April 23, Howard became the first player to hit a home run into Ashburn Alley at Citizens Bank Park. The blast traveled 496 feet and was hit off Sergio Mitre of the Florida Marlins. It was the first of two Howard would hit in the game, the first multi-home run game of his career.[1] He also became the first player to hit a home run into the third deck of the park in right field when he connected off Mike Mussina on June 20, a 481-foot long-ball that was again his first of two home runs. To honor the home run, the Phillies painted a white H on the seat where the ball was caught. Howard collected seven RBI on the two home runs and a triple in the 9-7 loss, becoming the first Phillies batter to drive in seven runs since pitcher Robert Person on June 2, 2002. is the 113th day of the year (114th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Citizens Bank Park is a 43,647-seat baseball-only stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that opened on April 3, 2004 and hosted its first regular season baseball game on April 12 of that same year, as the tenants of the facility, the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Cincinnati Reds, 4... Sergio Armando Mitre (born February 16, 1981 in Los Angeles, California) is a Major League Baseball pitcher on the Florida Marlins. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ... Michael Cole (Mike) Mussina (born December 8, 1968 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania), nicknamed Moose, is a Major League starting pitcher, currently with the New York Yankees. ... is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert Person was a professional baseball pitcher who played 9 seasons in Major League Baseball: two for the New York Mets, two and a half for the Toronto Blue Jays, three and a half for the Philadelphia Phillies, and only pitched 7 games for the Boston Red Sox in the... is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 8 - Ozzie Smith is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. ...


Howard was named to his first All-Star game at PNC Park in Pittsburgh as a reserve first baseman, by the player ballot. He participated in the Century 21 Home Run Derby prior to the game, and won the contest with a total of 23 home runs, defeating the New York Mets' third baseman David Wright in the final round. Howard was the second consecutive Phillie to win the Derby, with Bobby Abreu hitting a record 41 home runs in 2005. The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World... PNC Park is a baseball stadium located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... Century 21 Real Estate LLC is a real estate agent franchise company now owned by Realogy, which also owns Coldwell Banker and ERA Real Estate. ... The Home Run Derby is an event played prior to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42, Shea Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league... The position of the third baseman “Third base” redirects here. ... David Allen Wright, born December 20, 1982 in Norfolk, Virginia, is an All-Star Third Baseman in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets. ... Bob Kelly Abreu (nicknamed El Comedulce) (born March 11, 1974 in Maracay, Aragua State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball right fielder who plays for the New York Yankees. ...


From August 25 to August 29, Howard hit home runs in four consecutive games; on the 29th, Howard hit his 48th home run of the season to tie Mike Schmidt for the Phillies single-season record. Two days later, on August 31, Howard hit a home run into the upper deck of Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium to surpass Schmidt as the Philadelphia Phillies single-season home run record holder. is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Homerun redirects here. ... Michael Jack Schmidt (born September 27, 1949 in Dayton, Ohio) is a former American professional baseball player who played his entire career for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Not to be confused with John F. Kennedy Stadium. ...


On September 3, Howard went 4-for-4 with three home runs and a single in an 8-7 win over the Atlanta Braves, to become the first Philadelphia Phillies batter and the 24th player in Major League history to hit 50 home runs in a season. Reaching 52 home runs in the game, Howard also broke Ralph Kiner's 1947 record for home runs in a sophomore season, becoming just the second batter to hit 50 home runs in a second season. On September 5, Howard was named the NL Player of the Month for August. His 41 RBI were the most any player had in one month since Frank Howard(no relation) had 41 in July 1962. With 14 home runs, he also set new franchise records for both statistics in the month of August. On September 22, Howard became the 8th player in history to hit 58 home runs in a season, belting a three-run round-tripper off Florida Marlins pitcher Ricky Nolasco. The same day, Howard was awarded the third annual Mike Schmidt Most Valuable Player honor by the Philadelphia Baseball Writers Association of America[2] is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... In Major League Baseball, the 50 home run club is an informal term applied to the group of players who have hit 50 or more home runs in a single season. ... Ralph McPherran Kiner (born October 27, 1922) is an American former Major League Baseball player and current announcer. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1947 throughout the world. ... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... The Player of the Month award is a Major League Baseball award named by each league every month of the regular season. ... Frank Oliver Howard (born August 8, 1936 in Columbus, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder/first baseman, coach and manager. ... The following are the events of the year 1962 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ... Carlos Enrique Nolasco (born December 13, 1982 in Corona, California), better known as Ricky Nolasco, is a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Florida Marlins (2006-present). ... Since 2004, the Philadelphia chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America has awarded honors to four franchise members for season-ending achievements. ... official logo The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) is a professional association for baseball journalists writing for daily newspapers and magazines. ...


On October 2, Howard was named the NL Player of the Month for September. Howard, who also won the award in August, became the first player since Albert Pujols in May and June 2003, to win the award back-to-back. is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... The Player of the Month award is a Major League Baseball award named by each league every month of the regular season. ... Pujols redirects here. ...


2006 Season awards


On October 10, Howard was named The Sporting News 2006 Player of the Year. On October 25, Howard was awarded the 2006 National League Hank Aaron Award. is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ... The Sporting News Player of the Year Award was established in 1936 by The Sporting News (TSN). ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... The Hank Aaron Award is an annual award in Major League Baseball awarded to the top hitter in each league. ...


On November 8, Howard was named by his fellow Major Leaguers as the Player of the Year and the National League Outstanding Position Player in the 2006 Players Choice Awards balloting. He succeeded Atlanta Braves outfielder Andruw Jones, the 2005 winner of both awards. On the same day, following a 5-3 win over Nippon Professional Baseball that capped a five-game international sweep by the MLB in the Major League Baseball Japan All-Star Series, Howard was named the Series MVP; he hit .558 with eight runs, three doubles, four homers and eight RBI. On November 10, Howard was awarded the National League Silver Slugger Award at first-base. is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Austin Kearns, an outfielder, catches a fly ball. ... Andruw Rudolf Jones (born April 23, 1977 in Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles) is an Antillean Major League Baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... The Major League Baseball Japan All-Star Series is a set of games between All-Star teams from North Americas Major League Baseball and Japans Nippon Professional Baseball. ... is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... Silver Slugger Award In Major League Baseball, the Louisville Silver Slugger award is given annually to the best offensive player at each position in each league. ... The position of the first baseman First base redirects here. ...


On November 20, he won the National League MVP award, and became only the second player in baseball history to win the Rookie of the Year and MVP awards in successive seasons, joining Cal Ripken Jr. (Fred Lynn and Ichiro Suzuki are the only players to win both awards during the same season). is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the top rookie baseball player in the American and National Leagues. ... Cal Ripken, Jr. ... Frederic Michael Fred Lynn (born February 3, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played for the Boston Red Sox (1974-80), California Angels (1981-84), Baltimore Orioles (1985-88), Detroit Tigers (1988-89) and San Diego Padres (1990). ... Ichiro Suzuki ), often known simply as Ichiro ), (born October 22, 1973 in Toyoyama, Nishikasugai, Aichi Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese outfielder for the Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball team. ...


2007

On March 2, 2007, the Phillies renewed Howard's contract in a one-year deal for $900,000, the highest salary ever offered to a player not eligible for salary arbitration.[3]-1...


On Wednesday, May 9, Howard hit his 4th career grand slam against Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon Medders when he came into the game as a pinch hitter for Wes Helms. On May 13, Howard was placed on the disabled list with a left quadriceps strain after missing five straight games. Howard fielded grounders for about 45 minutes before the Phillies game with the Blue Jays on May 20. Howard returned to the lineup on May 25, after a rehabilitation assignment with the class A Lakewood team as a designated hitter. He hit a home run in his first at-bat there. On May 27, he hit two home runs in a win that helped the Phillies sweep the Braves. is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... In the sport of baseball, a grand slam (or just slam for short) is a home run hit with all the bases occupied by baserunners, thereby scoring 4 runs - the most possible on a single play. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) West Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-backs, The Snakes Ballpark Chase Field (1998–present) a. ... Brandon Edward Medders is a baseball pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks franchise. ... Wes Helms is a professional baseball player for the Milwaukee Brewers. ... is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On June 27, Howard hit a 505-foot home run,[4] and became the fastest player in Major League Baseball history to hit 100 home runs. [5] The accomplishment was achieved in only 325 games, 60 games less than the 385 games that Ralph Kiner needed to hit his first 100 home runs from 1946 to 1948. is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1946 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1948 throughout the world. ...


Though Howard did not compete in the 2007 MLB All-Star Game, he was chosen to compete in the 2007 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby for the second straight year in order to defend his title. However Howard only hit 3 home runs in the first round and did not advance. Date July 10, 2007 Venue AT&T Park City San Francisco, California Managers American League - Jim Leyland (DET) National League - Tony LaRussa (STL) MVP () Television FOX, Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, Ken Rosenthal (on-field reporter) Attendance First pitch The 2007 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be the 78th... Golden Ball that was used for the 2007 State Farm Home Run Derby The 2007 State Farm Home Run Derby was a 2007 Major League Baseball All-Star Game event. ...


After coming back from the DL, Howard had a "Power Surge," as he quickly climbed to second on the home run leaders list in the National League. On July 25, Howard hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 14th inning to give the Phillies a victory over the Washington Nationals. National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Washington Nationals (2005–present) Montreal Expos (1969-2004) Other nicknames The Nats Ballpark Nationals Ballpark (2008–present) RFK Stadium 2005-2007 Hiram Bithorn Stadium[3] (San Juan) (2003-2004) Olympic Stadium (Montreal) (1977...


Howard had his first career stolen base on August 21, 2007 vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers. The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1988. ... is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899...


On September 27, he established a new major league record by striking out for his 196th and 197th time, breaking the old record of 195 (he tied it on September 23), set by Adam Dunn in 2004. He ended the season with 199 Ks, striking out an NL-highest 37.6% of the time.[1] His month-by-month totals for the year (through September 27) were as follows: April 28, May 16, June 41, July 35, August 40, and September 37. is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Adam Troy Dunn (November 9th, 1979, in Houston, Texas), is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds. ...


His final 2007 season totals were a .268 average, with 47 home runs and 136 runs batted in, helping the Phillies win the National League East title on the final day of the season to earn their first post-season birth since the 1993 World Series. The Phillies were swept by the Colorado Rockies (who had won a one-game playoff against the San Diego Padres for the NL Wild Card) in the 2007 National League Division Series; Howard homered off Jeremy Affeldt in Game Two, but also struck out seven times in his other 11 at-bats. The National League Yellow Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... Dates October 16, 1993–October 23, 1993 MVP Paul Molitor (Toronto) Television network CBS & Simulcast in Canada on CTV Announcers Sean McDonough, Tim McCarver Umpires Dave Phillips (AL), Paul Runge (NL), Tim McClelland (AL), Charlie Williams (NL), Mark Johnson (AL), Dana DeMuth (NL) The 1993 World Series was the second... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) West Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Colorado Rockies (1993–present) Other nicknames The Rox, Blake Street Bombers. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... The 2007 National League Division Series (NLDS) will take place at the end of the baseball season of 2007 and will pit the winners of the divisions plus the wildcard against each other. ... Jeremy David Affeldt (born June 6, 1979) is a pitcher for the Kansas City Royals. ...


2008

On February 21, 2008, Howard won an arbitration case against the Phillies, and was awarded $10 million, the most ever for a victorious player. The Phillies had offered $7 million to Howard in salary.[6] is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2008 throughout the world. ...


Howard began the 2008 season in a slump, finishing the month of April with a batting average of just .172 and going 2-for-25 to close out the month. He fared better in May, averaging .238 with ten home runs and 30 RBI for the month, and finishing out May just north of the Mendoza Line with an overall batting average of .205. Howard hit his 15th home run of the season in a 7-3 loss to the Florida Marlins on May 30; Chase Utley having hit his 15th longball on May 25, the two became the first pair of Phillies to hit 15 home runs each before June [7]. For other uses, see The Mendoza Line (band). ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ... is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Chase Cameron Utley (born December 17, 1978, in Pasadena, California) is a baseball player second baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Personal

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Howard has a twin brother, an older brother, and a sister, and claims to be the smallest of the Howard sons. His favorite team growing up was the St. Louis Cardinals. He graduated from Lafayette High School in 1998, where he played trombone. While attending Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University) he became a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc and his line name was "Blue Hurt". Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 498 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1259 × 1516 pixel, file size: 623 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 498 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1259 × 1516 pixel, file size: 623 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... Lafayette High School, located in Wildwood, Missouri, United States is a secondary school in the Rockwood School District. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Missouri State University is a state university located in Springfield, Missouri. ... Phi Beta Sigma (ΦΒΣ) Fraternity was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C. on January 9, 1914, by three young African-American male students. ...


Howard is a representative for a number of products including Adidas [8] and for the restaurant Subway. He appeared on the packaging of Topps 2007 Series 1 baseball cards and on the cover of MLB 08: The Show. He also appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman along with teammate Jimmy Rollins on April 11, 2007. This article is about the company. ... SUBWAY® is the name of a franchise fast food restaurant that mainly sells sandwiches and salads. ... For the meat company, see Topps Meat Company. ... Late Show redirects here. ... James Calvin Jimmy Rollins (born November 27, 1978 in Oakland, California), nicknamed J-Roll, is an All-Star and MVP Shortstop for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Records

This list includes the major league records set by Philadelphia Phillies first-baseman Ryan Howard. Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils...

Set while playing for the Philadelphia Phillies
Record Total Season(s) Surpassing Date
Home runs in a sophomore season 58 2006 Ralph Kiner, 51 (1947) 52nd on 09.03.2006
Walks in a nine-inning game (NL) 5 2006 tied, numerous others 07.30.2006 (box)
Home runs in first 1,000 career at-bats 85 20042007 Cecil Fielder, 76 (1985-1990) 77th on 09.04.2006
Fewest games for 100 home runs 325 20042007 Ralph Kiner, 385 (1946-1948) 100th on 06.27.2007
Strikeouts in a season (batting) 199 2007 Adam Dunn, 195 (2004) 196th on 09.27.2007

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List of Multi-Home Run Games

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Players denoted in boldface are are still actively contributing to the record noted. ... Major League Baseball recognizes home run champions in the American League and National League each season. ... In Major League Baseball, the 50 home run club is an informal term applied to the group of players who have hit 50 or more home runs in a single season. ... Major League Baseball recognizes runs batted in champions in the American League and National League each season. ...

References

  1. ^ Howard makes a memory. phillies.com. Retrieved on 2007-03-08.
  2. ^ Howard receives honor Lefty slugger earns Mike Schmidt Player of the Year Award. phillies.com. Retrieved on 2007-03-08.
  3. ^ Zolecki, Todd. "The $900,000 Man", Philadelphia Inquirer, philly.com, March 3, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-03-08. 
  4. ^ HitTracker :: Player and Field Detail
  5. ^ Howard becomes fastest to hit 100 homers in loss
  6. ^ Ryan Howard beats Phillies in arbitration and will earn $10 million
  7. ^ Utley and Howard Power the Phils
  8. ^ Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Debut adidas Three Stripes at Daytona

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The Ryan Howard Situation • Welcome to Crashburn Alley! - FOX Sports Blogs (1258 words)
Howard’s deal will run out two years before Utley’s, so that means that unlike the hypothetical six-year deal, the Phillies won’t be left with having to deal with the simultaneous contracts of their two best players.
Howard's weight worries me. He came up to the majors relatively late and, as you point out, would be 33 at the end of a six year deal.
Howard has the ability to do more things than Mark McGwire did in the latter stages of his career, but he's still in danger of becoming the same sort of one-trick pony -- which is to say not being able to help you unless he's poking the ball out of the yard.
Ryan Howard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1750 words)
Howard was rewarded for his effort by being named NL Rookie of the Year, the fourth Phillie to win the award (The others were Jack Sanford in 1957, Richie Allen in 1964, and Scott Rolen in 1997).
Howard was named to his first All-Star game at PNC Park in Pittsburgh as a reserve first baseman, by the player ballot.
Howard was the second consecutive Phillie to win the Derby, with Bobby Abreu hitting a record 41 home runs in 2005, only the second time that back-to-back derby champions were from the same team.
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