Ryan Howard by Lexi F.

Timeline created by mrst
  • Ryan Howard was born.

    Ryan Howard was born.
    On November 19, 1979, Ryan Howard was born. This was in St. Louis, Missouri which is why people sometimes say that if Howard's in a slump, bring hope you are going to St. Louis next.
  • Ryan was drafted by the Phillies

    Ryan was drafted by the Phillies
    In July 2001, Ryan was picked in the 5th round of the 2001 amateur draft. It was the start of a great carrer.
  • Ryan made his MLB debut

    Ryan made his MLB debut
    Howard made his MLB debut in 2004. He was brought up to fill-in for Jim Thome. Later in the off-season, they released Thome and Howard got the 1st base position.
  • He got Rookie of the Year

    He got Rookie of the Year
    Ryan earned Rookie of the Year in 2005. He was still with the Phillies.
  • Ryan Howard won the Home Run Derby

    Ryan Howard won the Home Run Derby
    On July 10 in 2006, Howard won the Home Run Derby. It was only his second year in the major leagues and he had 23 home runs total.
  • Ryan won the National League MVP

    Ryan won the National League MVP
    The year after Ryan was awarded the Rookie of the Year, he won MVP. This was the same year he won the Home Run Derby.
  • The Phillies Win the World Series

    The Phillies Win the World Series
    In October 2008, the Phillies won their fist World Series in almost a quarter of a century. Howard helped lead his team to victory by coming through in September to lead his team to the playoffs.
  • Ryan Won the National League Championship MVP

    Ryan Won the National League Championship MVP
    Due to Howard's amazing preformance in the National League Championship Series versus the Dodgers, he was voted MVP. This series was a rematch against the Dodgers. The Phillies won again and became back-to-back National League Champions. They went on to face the Yankees in their second World Series in two years.