Ryan Howard or Ryan James Howard is an American baseball first baseman playing on Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies. He weighs around 110 kg (240 pounds) with 8% of body fat and his height is 193 cm (6 ft. 4 in). He throws and bats left-handed. He holds several Phillies’ franchise records and MLB records. In 2004, he made his MLB debut and won Rookie of the Year Award in the year 2005 in National League and Most Valuable Player Award in National League in the year 2006. He has won Hank Aaron Award, Silver Slugger Award and MVP Award (NL Championship Series) in 2009 and remained NL All-Star in 2006, 2009 and 2010.
He is the member of 50 home run club and known for his incredible strength. He is the fastest baseball player to score both 100 and 200 home runs and 2-time NL home run champion in 2006 and 2008. He attended Missouri State University and Lafayette High School, Wildwood, Missouri and he was born in St. Louis. He played for the Missouri State Bears team (1998-2001). His collegiate career was finalized with 183 runs batted in, 50 home runs, and 0.335 of batting average in 172 games. He was the Freshman of the Year for Missouri Valley Conference 1999.
Full Name: Ryan James Howard
Date of Birth: 19 Nov 1979
Marital status: Married
Occupation: Baseball player
Net Worth: $125 million
Height: 6ft. 4 in (1.93 m)
Source of Income: Baseball
Hobbies: Bowling, music, adventure sports
On his minor league years, he was drafted in 5th round on 2001 draft and he instantly ascended the minor league system of Phillies and he earned several awards in Eastern leagues and Florida State leagues. He set the home run record in single season for the Reading Phillies in 102 games. He was promoted to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Triple-A and the 5th minor league player to hit around 46 home runs since 1956. He became the winner of Joe Bauman Home Run award. He also made great impression among the scouts and several teams attracted the Ed Wade of Phillies on trading him. He achieved a lot in his professional life and became the richest sportsman in the world.
He made his career’s first plate appearance in Major League and managed to strike out Jaret Wright. In September 2004, he got his first hit in Major League in a single bat with 3-1 loss to the Braves. In 19 games, he had 42 plate appearances in 2004 with the Phillies. He is ranked among the top 10 richest sportsman in the world.
He has a twin brother Corey and older sister and brother. He is the smallest child of Howard sons. While growing up, St. Louis Cardinals was his favorite team. He has a son Darian Alexander (born on January 26, 2001). He attended Lafayette High School and he played trombone for it. He attended Missouri State University after that. He is also the ambassador for Subway restaurant chain and Under Armour. He also appeared in “Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia” on 2010 episode along with Chase Utley, his teammate. He married Krystle Campbell, former cheerleader at Philadelphia Eagles on December 1, 2012.