Long-time Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard retires

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Long-time Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard retires
Long-time Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard retires

"The Philadelphia Phillies are 2008 World Champions of Baseball!" The words of the late great Harry Kalas are all one needs to hear when remembering the great career of Ryan Howard. This week, the career Phillies first baseman officially announced his retirement after 13 seasons in the major leagues. Howard had a tremendous career and was one of the finest power hitters of his generation. In his 13 years, he totaled 382 home runs and nearly 1,200 RBIs. He averaged 39 home runs and 123 RBIs for every 162 games he played. Although a 13-year career may seem short compared to others, those numbers are still impressive. Howard only hit .258 for his career and his numbers dropped in his final couple

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