Since the stat's creation prior to the 2009 season, the Phillies have committed 13 Howards. Chase Utley collected his second Howard of the year last night, and with that decisive victory over the Pirates, the Phils are now 10-3 in games in which The Howard is performed by a Phillie. That's a .769 winning percentage.
The Howard- a feat accomplished when a player hits a homerun, strikes out, and commits an error all in the same game.
Only 1 of the 3 criteria is something positive that would aid in winning a ball game (HR). However, WSBGMs has uncovered irrefutable evidence to prove that when a Phillie commits The Howard in a game it will inevitably end with a W for the good guys. The same cannot be said for the remaining 29 teams' players that commit The Howard, as it seems it's only Karmic retribution for the Phightins.
2011 Howards by Phillies:
Chase Utley - July 2, Phils over Blue Birds 5-3.
John Mayberry Jr. - July 6, Fish over Phils 7-6.
Cliff Lee - July 9, Braves over Phils 4-1.
Chase Utley - July 29, Phils over Buccos 10-3.
2010 Howards by Phillies:
Ryan Howard - April 7, Phils over Gnats 8-4
Ryan Howard - April 28, Phils over Giants 7-6.
Jayson Werth - May 6, Phils over Braves 7-2.
Chase Utley - May 14, Phils over Brew Crew 9-5.
Jimmy Rollins - June 23, Phils over Indians 7-6.
Ryan Howard - July 9, Phils over Reds 9-7.
Ryan Howard - July 27, Phils over DBacks 9-5.
Ryan Howard - September 2, Phils over Rox 12-11.
2009 Howards by Phillies:
Chase Utley - July 30, Giants over Phils 7-2.