On This Day In Baseball History: July 16, 2009

Ryan Howard

 

Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard becomes the fastest player to hit 200 home runs, as measured by games played, when he homers off of Florida’s Chris Volstad in his 658th career game. Howard’s new record is 48 games quicker than the previous record held by Pittsburgh’s Ralph Kiner. During his first 658 games Howard led the NL in homers in 2006 (58), and 2008 (48), and rbi in 2006 (149) and 2008 (146).

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