Wednesday, May 11, 2011

2011 Chachi #34 Ryan Howard HL

In the fourth inning of Saturday night's game against the Braves, Ryan Howard launched career home run #260 off Braves pitcher Julio Teheran.  The ball landed in the Phillies bullpen.

The home run moved Howard into sole possession of second place on the Phillies all-time home run leader board, passing Del Ennis who hit 259 home runs as a Phillie.  Mike Schmidt is next on the list, although the 31-year-old Howard will need to hit 288 more to match Schmidt's career total of 548 home runs.

Ennis passed away in 1996, but his widow, Liz, passed along a note of congratulations to Howard following the game.

The Phillies top ten career home run leaders, as of Saturday night's game:

  1. Mike Schmidt, 548
  2. Ryan Howard, 260
  3. Del Ennis, 259
  4. Pat Burrell, 251
  5. Chuck Klein, 243
  6. Greg Luzinski, 223
  7. Cy Williams, 217
  8. Dick Allen, 204
  9. Bobby Abreu, 195
  10. Johnny Callison, 185

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