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Ryan Howard Makes Cover of MLB ‘08: The Show
Posted: 28 January 2008 01:43 AM   [ Ignore ]

Sony Computer Entertainment America announced that Ryan Howard, the All-star first baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies, has been selected as the cover athlete for MLB 08: The Show. Howard is only the second player in MLB history to win Rookie of the Year and MVP honors in successive seasons, and lead the league in home runs during his 2006 MVP season with 58 homers. Howard also won that year’s All-Star Game Home Run Derby with 23 runs, and also won the 2006 National League Hank Aaron Award for being the top hitter that year. On top of his awards, Howard managed to become the fastest player to hit 100 home runs last year, shattering a record that stood for almost sixty years.

“Ryan Howard’s personality and work ethic exemplify what our baseball franchise is all about and we are thrilled he has chosen to represent MLB 08 THE SHOW,” said Scott Steinberg, the vice president of product marketing at SCEA. “Howard has worked hard to establish himself as one of the most exciting players in the game and we look forward to him continuing the tradition of MLB THE SHOW athletes having amazing years while being featured on the cover of our game.”