Howard tallies 1,000th career RBI on homer

Howard tallies 1,000th career RBI on homer

PHILADELPHIA -- Ryan Howard's three-run, opposite-field homer in the seventh inning of Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Mets game gave him 1,000 career RBIs.

Howard needed just 1,230 games to reach the milestone, the fewest games needed among all active Major League players to reach the milestone. Currently, there are just 17 active players in MLB with 1,000 or more RBIs.

The first baseman passed Chuck Klein (984) earlier this season for fourth-most RBIs in Phillies history. Howard now trails only Mike Schmidt (1,595), Ed Delahanty (1,286) and Del Ennis (1,124).

Erik Bacharach is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Paul Hagen is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.