Monday, November 07, 2005

Ryan Howard Named NL's Rookie of the Year

Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard, who led all first-year players in the major leagues in home runs with 22, was elected the National League winner of the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award today. Howard, batted .288 and drove in 63 runs in 88 games and 312 at-bats, including 11 homers and 27 RBI in September/October. Howard is the fourth Phillies player honored, joining Scott Rolen, Dick Allen and Jack Sanford.

He had 22 homers and 63 RBI's in half a season.

Now what to do about Thome?

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