Happy birthday to The Big Piece. That’s the nickname of the Philadelphia Phillies 1st baseman and native St Louisan, Ryan Howard. He’s 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 240 pounds. But Howard says his two brothers are bigger! He graduated from Lafayette High School in Wildwood where he played the trombone as well as baseball. Howard was on Missouri State’s team from 1998 – 2001 before turning pro. He was the NL MVP in 2006 and became the fastest player to reach the 100 and 200 home run milestones in Major League Baseball history. Today is also the birthday of rapper Tyga, which is an acronym for Thank You God Always. Tyga’s most well known song is “Coconut Juice.”
Who’s older? Ryan or Tyga??