The “Big Piece” has just two games left in a Phillies uniform. With that in mind, let’s take a look back at some of the highlights of his career.
Ryan Howard’s time with the Phillies has been a storied one. He broke out in 2005, when veteran Jim Thome battled injury for most of the year. Howard’s .924 OPS with 22 home runs in 88 games powered him to the Rookie of the Year award.
Since then, Howard has been a mainstay in the Phillies lineup. He played nearly every game between 2006 and 2011, coinciding with a span of five straight NL East championships and two World Series appearances.
After tearing his Achilles at the end of the 2011 NLDS, Howard has slowly fallen out of favor in Philadelphia. He hit above .230 in just one season since then.
However, we can’t a poor end to Howard’s career sour his legacy. Without Howard, the Phillies would never have had the success they did. In honor of Howard’s time in Philadelphia coming to an end, let’s take a look back his best moments in Philadelphia.