Philadelphia has been said to be one of the most passionate Sports towns in the world. But the Phillies struggled for so long that interest in the team was slowly decreasing. However, with a new ballpark came added excitement. And when the Phillies secured one of the greatest home run hitters in the history of the game, the team was once again, back on top.
It was on this day, June 27th, 2007, that Phillies first basemen Ryan Howard became the fastest player to ever hit 100 home runs in MLB history. Howard hit the blast off of Reds pitcher Aaron Harang.
What made the home run even more special was the fact that it travelled 505 feet. The ball flew over the 31-foot high batter’s eye in center field and then went into Ashburn Alley. Howard set the record in true Ryan Howard fashion, as the 505 foot home run is still talked about today by Phillies fans.