53Baseball$22,400,000$21,700,000$700,000United StatesMale197919/11/1979St. Louis193http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_Howarddbpedia.org/resource/Ryan_HowardRyan James Howard (born November 19, 1979) is an American professional baseball first baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). Nicknamed The Big Piece, Howard stands 6 feet 4 inches (193 cm) and weighs 240 pounds (110 kg). He bats and throws left-handed . Howard holds numerous MLB and Phillies' franchise records.