Ryan Howard Sets a Phillies Record, and More in Today’s Vault
All week long, Ray “Dickie” Dunn is filling in for Andrew Salciunas. Which means the Vault rivalry continues, as Ray tries to outdo what Andrew usually brings to the Vault. Every day on The Anthony Gargano Show, they play some throwback audio that is relevant to the day. Today that included Ryan Howard setting a Phillies record, a historical discovery, and some Philly legends celebrating their Birthday.
Here is the Full Lineup from Today’s Vault
- Ryan Howard Sets the Phillies Single Season HR Record On This Day in 2006
- The Remains of The Titanic Is Discovered
- Happy Birthday Garry Maddox
- Garry Maddox Hits a World Series HR
- Maddox Stars in a Commercial
- Happy Birthday Brian Westbrook
- Brian Westbrook Catches a TD From Freddie Mitchell
- Brian Westbrook’s Legendary Punt Return In The Meadowlands
Listen to the Full Audio Vault Below:
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Could Bryce Harper Make it to 600 HRs? History Says He Has a Chance
Bryce Harper hit a historic milestone on Wednesday. 300 career Hrs. In typical Harper fashion, it was with style. He hit a go-ahead 2-run blast in the bottom of the 8th inning. The Phillies went on to lose anyway, but that was despite Harper’s best effort.
The question anytime someone hits a milestone like this is always when will they hit the next one? Will he make it to 400? Probably. Will he make it to 500? He certainly has a chance. But will he become the 10th player in MLB history to make it to 600 HRs? Most people will say no. If it took him 12 seasons to get to 300, you’d think it would take at least 12 more to get to 600, and he is already 30. But don’t be so fast to doubt Harper.
Jayson Stark joined the Best Show Ever after Bryce Harper hit number 300, and weighed in on Harper’s chances to make it to 600. And he seemed to believe Harper could hit that goal.
“He is the youngest active member of the 300-Hr Club. Just for fun, I looked at the ages of the 600-Hr Club, and how old those guys were when they hit their 300th. And Bryce is pretty much the same age as all of them, with a couple of exceptions. He is not going to hit 700. But 600? Who would say he is not going to hit another 300? This is one of the best stretches of his career. He is 16 of his last 34, with more home runs than strikeouts.”
So according to Stark, he may just be on pace for it. And remember, there was a Covid shortened season among those 12 seasons and some injury-shortened seasons. So his actual HR pace is more than 300 per 12 seasons. But let’s actually take a look at the rest of the 600 HR Club, and see how he compares at this point of his career.