The Big Piece Gets No Love
How will Ryan Howard's numbers look when his career is over? If he keeps this pace, he will end up with 630 Home Runs. That's 45 Home Runs over 14 years. That would put him tied for 5th with Ken Griffey Jr. He would be ahead of Frank Robinson, Harmon Killebrew and Reggie Jackson. His RBI total works out to 1,904 that would be good enough for 8th place all time, ahead of Willie Mays, Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski. His slugging percentage is currently 14th best at .564. He's ahead of Stan Musial, Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle. Ryan Howard will end up ahead of some pretty good names in a lot of offensive categories.
Spread the word Bunters. Ryan Howard is a Hall of Fame player. He's our Hall of Fame player. We don't get many in Philly. Don't be the last to realize what we have here. The next time you hear someone say "Howard's a bum", you can hit them with cold hard stats. Give the Big Piece the love he deserves.
Keep It Classy Philly!