Phillies Wall of Fame: Who From 2008 Team Makes It In

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Mar 3, 2016; Clearwater, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies infielder Ryan Howard (6) warms up before the start of the spring training game against the Houston Astros at Bright House Field. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports /

Ryan Howard

Stats – 13 years; 1,516 games; 1434 hits; 367 HRs; 1,156 RBIs

Awards – Rookie of the Year, NL MVP, 3x All-Star, NLCS MVP

Franchise Career Records – 2nd in Home Runs, Franchise Single-Season HR Leader, 3rd in RBIs

Put all the drama and recent production issues aside and look at what the Big Piece did in Philadelphia. Second on the franchise home run list, an MVP, a Rookie of the Year, a World Champion, and a boarder-line Hall of Fame player if not for his injuries.

Without the deadly power Howard possessed in the middle of that 2008 line-up, a World Series may have never happened. He hit a league leading 48 home runs as well as a league best 146 RBIs. When he comes back and Jimmy drapes the Wall of Fame uniform on his back, the bad times will be forgotten.

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