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Howard’s RBI Seasons

Posted By Christopher Rowe On Aug 31 2011 @ 11:24 am In Philadelphia Phillies | 1 Comment

Tuesday with three RBI in a 9-0 drubbing of the Cincinnati Reds, Ryan Howard became the first Phillie to reach 100 RBI in six consecutive seasons, breaking a tie with Sam Thompson and Chuck Klein. Howard now stands alone among Phillies greats, something that Philadelphia fans may get used to seeing over the next few years.

Yrs.    Player Seasons      RBI Totals (in order)

6

Ryan Howard 2006-11 149   136   146   141   108   102  

5

Sam Thompson     1892-96 104 126 147 165 100  

5

Chuck Klein 1929-33 145 170 121 137 120  

4

Ed Delahanty 1893-96 146 131 106 126    

4

Del Ennis 1952-55 107 125 119 120    

4

Chase Utley 2005-08 105 102 103 104    

3

Ed Delahanty 1899-01 137 109 108      

3

Gavvy Cravath 1913-15 128 100 115      

3

Pinky Whitney 1928-30 103 115 117      

3

Bobby Abreu 2003-05 101 105 102      

[1]The major-league record for 100-RBI seasons is 13 shared by Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx and Alex Rodriguez (whose streak will end this year). The NL record (10) is held by Albert Pujols, who is 22 RBI short of extending it to 11 … Mike Schmidt had four separate sets of back-to-back 100-RBI seasons, but never as many as three in a row. Schmidt also held the Phillies record for single season HR (48) until Howard blew that away with 58 in 2006. Howard has 850 RBI over 7 MLB seasons (137 on average) and 282 HR (46 per season).

[2]Mind you Ryan Howard only played in 88 games (348 AB) during his Rookie of the Year 2005 season so essentially that is 30+ HR and 100+ RBI in all of his 6 full seasons. In 11 seasons, Albert Pujols has averaged 42 HR and 126 RBI. Experts and fans alike often enjoy comparing these two players but don’t compare them too closely or you might be surprised!

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