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5 Fun Facts About Ryan Howard

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on June 28, 2013

Ryan Howard has proved himself to be one of the greats, not only in Philadelphia Phillies history, but in Major League Baseball history. He has earned a lot of fans over the years and a great deal is known about him. Here though are five fun facts about the great Ryan Howard.

A New Meaning To Practicing His Slide
As a junior high and high school student, Ryan Howard played the trombone in his school’s marching bands.

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You Say It’s Your Birthday! It’s My Birthday Too!
Ryan Howard was born on November 19, 1979. Other Major League Baseball players who share his November 19th birthday with him include Dickie Noles, Andy Sheets, Michael Saunders, Larry Haney, Stu Martin, Gary DiSarcina, Roy Campanella, Bobby Tolan, Everett Scott, and Bob Boone.

A Two Run Shot
The first home run Ryan Howard hit to start off his Major League Baseball career came in a September 11, 2004 Phillies win over the Mets. It came in the top of the 7th inning, was hit off of Bartolome Fortunato, and was a two run shot that also scored catcher Todd Pratt.

Who Was The First?
The first opposing pitcher Ryan Howard would accumulate 20 or more hits against during his career was Tim Hudson.

Ball Four!
The 2006 season saw Ryan Howard break the single season Phillies record for most times intentionally walked. He was intentionally walked 37 times that year. That broke the previous record of 26 that had been set just two years earlier by Jim Thome.

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Ryan Howard‘s official Twitter handle is: @ryanhoward

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