As the fastest player in history to reach 100 home runs and 200 home runs, Ryan has taken the game by storm in six seasons in the majors and quickly making a name for himself as one of the most prodigious power hitters of this generation.
Howard's career started with a bang when he was named NL Rookie of the Year in 2005. He capped off a stellar year in 2006 with the National League MVP award, and in 2007, Ryan led the Phillies to their first NL East championship in 14 years.
During the 2008 campaign, Howard led the Major Leagues in Home Runs with 48, while driving in 146 runs, leading to a 2nd place finish in the National League MVP voting. However, his greatest achievement was his World Series contributions where he helped the Phillies win the 2008 title. In 2009, Ryan launched the Ryan Howard Family Foundation and the Phillies again repeated as National League Champions. After yet another dominant season, Howard is clearly the greatest power hitter in all of baseball.
With his incredible talent, charm, and charisma, it's no surprise that Ryan has become a marketer's dream, securing national corporate partnerships with Subway, Adidas, POWERade, and Sony PlayStation. Ryan is considered by many to be the face of the new generation of superstars in Major League Baseball.
Awards and Accomplishments
- NL Most Valuable Player -2006
- NL Rookie of the Year -2005
- Mike Schmidt Most Valuable Player -2006
- The Sporting News Player of the Year -2006
- NL Hank Aaron Award -2006
- NL Silver Slugger (1B) -2006
- MLB Home Run & RBI Champion -2008
- World Series Champion -2008
- National League All-Star -2009