On September 22, 2012, Ryan Howard hit another milestone in his career with his 300th home run of his career. Howard of course has hit all of those as a Phillies player. He started with his first home run of his career back in 2004 on September 11th when he took Bartolome Fortunato deep in New York against the Mets. It didn't take Howard long to reach 100 HR's in his career, that came back in 2007, on June 27th in Philadelphia vs. Aaron Harang and the Reds. Ryan was an early fan favorite in his career as the crowd is always dazzled by the long ball, and Howard has delivered plenty of those. Ryan Howard was drafted in the 5th round of the amateur draft in 2001, and made his Major League debut on September 1, 2004. This highest home run total in a season with the team was in 2006, when at 26 years of age, Ryan smacked 58 HR's and drove in 149 runs. In the World Series winning season of 2008, Howard had his next highest total with 48 HR's and 146 RBI in the regular season.
Howard's 300th HR of his career, the Atlanta connection
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