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Should Ryan Howard Be a Phillie for Life?

Published by on May 5, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Ryan Howard launched his seventh career grand slam last night in St. Louis. The bomb propelled the Phillies to a 6-1 win over the Cardinals and keeps them a half-game behind the Marlins in the NL East early in the season.

But the slam also puts Howard in unique company—something this 29-year-old superstar should be accustomed to by now.

Howard tied Hall-of-Famer Mike Schmidt for most grand slams as a member of the Phillies (seven). 

Think about that for a second.

Schmidt launched 548 career home runs over nearly 17 years. Only seven of those were grand slams. Michael Jack also knocked in 1,595 RBI.

Howard now has 182 career home runs in just over four seasons. The 2005 R...

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