|Ryan Howard Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||November 19, 1979|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Ryan Howard is an American former professional baseball first baseman, television personality, and author who is known for playing for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB) from 2004 to 2016.
Ryan James Howard
The Big Piece
Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri, United States
Ryan Howard studied at Lafayette High School situated in Wildwood, Missouri, and graduated in 1998.
He then got enrolled at Missouri State University (then Southwest Missouri State) and played college baseball for the Bears from 1998 to 2001. He was also a member of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity and his line name was “Blue Hurt”.
Former Professional Baseball Player, Television Personality, Author
- Father – Ron Howard
- Mother – Cheryl Howard
- Siblings – Corey Howard (Fraternal Twin Brother), Roni Karen Cowley (Sister), Chris Howard (Older Brother)
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, he has a net worth of $90 Million as of 2023.
6 ft 4 in or 193 cm
90 kg or 198.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Ryan Howard has dated –
- Selita Ebanks (2010) – He had an affair with Caymanian model Selita Ebanks in the year 2010.
- Krystle Campbell (2010-Present) – Ryan Howard started going out with cheerleader Krystle Campbell in August 2010 and the couple tied the knot in Maui, Hawaii on December 1, 2012. It was announced on April 6, 2019, that they were expecting a baby girl and Krystle eventually gave birth to their daughter named Ariana.
Note – He also fathers a son named Darian Alexander who was born on January 26, 2001.
Race / Ethnicity
Ryan Howard is of African-American descent.
Salt and Pepper
He has done endorsement work for a variety of brands such as Under Armour, Subway, etc.
Ryan Howard Favorite Things
- Baseball Team Growing Up – St. Louis Cardinals
Source – Wikipedia
Ryan Howard Facts
- During his time at Missouri State University, he played baseball for the Missouri State Bears and ended his collegiate career with 50 home runs, 183 runs batted in (RBIs), and a .335 career batting average in 172 games played.
- He was named the 1999 Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Year.
- Ryan Howard also spent a summer playing in the Central Illinois Collegiate League, a league partially funded by Major League Baseball (MLB) for future prospects to develop.
- In the 2001 MLB draft, he was picked by the Philadelphia Phillies in the fifth round.
- In September 2005, he was named National League (NL) Rookie of the Month.
- Ryan Howard was voted the Baseball Prospectus Internet Baseball Awards NL Rookie of the Year in 2005 as well as received the NLBM Larry Doby Legacy Award (NL Rookie of the Year).
- He was named The Sporting News “2006 Player of the Year” on October 10, 2006.
- Along with teammate Chase Utley, Ryan Howard appeared in an episode titled The Gang Gets Stranded in the Woods of the sitcom It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia in 2010.
- On December 18, 2010, Missouri State University retired his number.
- In November 2014, a longstanding lawsuit between Howard and his family over finances was settled.
- It was announced on January 5, 2016, that Ryan Howard had filed a lawsuit suing Al Jazeera for defamation after the publication released the documentary episode “The Dark Side: Secrets of the Sports Dopers” which linked Howard, among others, to a clinic that allegedly distributed steroids and HGH.
- He signed a minor-league contract with the Atlanta Braves on April 6, 2017.
- He has co-authored 6 children’s books.
- On January 30, 2019, it was announced that Ryan Howard’s beachfront mansion in Belleair Shore, Florida was sold for $16.5 million.
- He started serving as an analyst for ESPN’s Baseball Tonight in 2019.
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